Scott Shuger

Scott Shuger was a Slatesenior writer and the original author of "Today's Papers." He died June 15, 2002.

War Stories
Jan. 30 2002 10:54 AMWhose Front Line Is It Anyway?
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Jan. 26 2002 12:02 PMProps to PropagandaThe case for lying about terrorists.
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Jan. 16 2002 5:20 PMIGNORADThe military screw-up nobody talks about.
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Jan. 8 2002 7:51 PMBackground SmackdownDon't judge a war leader or his critics by their résumés.
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Dec. 27 2001 7:31 PMBanned, on the RunA real expert opinion on Bin Laden.
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Dec. 20 2001 10:51 AMFort Bragging RightsWho Won the Pentagon's Other War?
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Dec. 6 2001 3:56 PMUnconventional UnwisdomHow the Bush administration is breaking the rules of war.
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Dec. 4 2001 12:09 PMCommando CommandmentsDo U.S. special ops forces in Afghanistan have the right rules?
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Nov. 8 2001 5:43 PMKing Sy's MistakesWhat Seymour Hersh got wrong.
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Oct. 31 2001 1:49 PMFire When Ready Why we should consider using flamethrowers in Afghanistan.
Oct. 15 2001 8:23 AMCan Television Catch 22?
Letter From Berlin
April 13 2001 8:30 PMHitler Slept HereThe too-secret history of the Third Reich's most famous place.
Jan. 25 2001 3:00 AMToday's Papers: Not Looking Gift Whores in the Mouth
Net Election
May 31 2000 11:30 PMAre Web Deals Good News for Newspapers?
Feb. 15 2000 7:45 PMWhat's So Funny?Analyzing what are alleged to be the 75 funniest jokes of all time.
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Jan. 28 2002 7:56 PMTerror Along the Dotted Line
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Jan. 22 2002 9:02 PMArrogant BrownHe doesn't report. He decides. You lose.
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Jan. 10 2002 6:10 PMCrews ControlLet's keep special ops special.
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Jan. 4 2002 1:25 PMDirect Hits and MissesWhat the Afghan war proves about weapons.
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Dec. 21 2001 2:27 PMWho You Calling Despicable, Buddy?Not everything a terrorist does is terrorism.
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Dec. 19 2001 11:30 AMSum War QuestionsThe endgame the president should care about.
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Dec. 5 2001 12:30 PMMissing Missile MysteryO Stinger, where is thy death?
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Nov. 19 2001 12:29 PMTurning Over a New LeafletHow to win Afghan hearts and minds.
Nov. 6 2001 4:34 PMPlot Holes: The Man Who Wasn't There  
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Oct. 24 2001 7:39 PMHow Will It Play Out?Two scenarios for the next 12 months.
Hey, Wait A Minute
July 20 2001 8:30 PMAmerica's Other Litter Problem
April 11 2001 3:00 AMBoot CheckDoes Boot Camp measure up to the real thing?
July 31 2000 9:30 PMBill HillsmanHe's the world's greatest political adman. And he works for Ralph Nader. 
May 10 2000 3:00 AMMy Day in the Movement
Jan. 28 2000 3:30 AMHookers.comHow e-commerce is transforming the oldest profession.




The Irritating Confidante

John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.

My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee

Medical Examiner

Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?

Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

The World’s Human Rights Violators Are Signatories on the World’s Human Rights Treaties

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PM Driving in Circles The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.