Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former health care reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

The Checkup
Sept. 30 2013 12:50 PMTalking Back to Your DoctorThe Checkup from Slate and WBUR on why it’s so hard, and so important, to question your physician.
The Checkup
Sept. 16 2013 1:27 PMThe Not-So-Insane WorkoutThe Checkup from Slate and WBUR on when a fitness routine can get too intense.
The Checkup
Sept. 2 2013 10:49 AMThe Checkup Podcast: Matters Below the WaistA new health podcast from Slate and WBUR discusses sexual problems and solutions for both women and men.
Letter From Washington
Dec. 16 1999 3:30 AMRead My Vote: No New TaxesInitiative 695 brings right-wing direct democracy to the Evergreen State.
The Checkup
Sept. 23 2013 12:46 PMVaccine Facts and Fictions The Checkup from Slate and WBUR with an update on when to get the flu and HPV vaccinations. 
The Checkup
Sept. 9 2013 9:15 AMMeltdown U.The Checkup from Slate and WBUR on the psychological stresses of college.
The Checkup
Aug. 26 2013 2:40 PMThe Checkup Podcast: Pregnancy MythsA new collaboration between Slate and WBUR discusses pregnancy myths around bed rest, labor pain, and when to cut the cord.

TODAY IN SLATE

War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.

Doublex

It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

Politico Wonders Why Gabby Giffords Is So “Ruthless” on Gun Control

Behold
Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Foreigners
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
  Life
Outward
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 8:38 PM “No One in This World” Is One of Kutiman’s Best, Most Impressive Songs
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?