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?
War Stories
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.
War Stories
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 Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

Naomi Klein Is Wrong

Multinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.

The Strange History of Wives Gazing at Their Husbands in Political Ads


See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
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  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PM This Court Erred The Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful.
Building a Better Workplace
Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PM You Deserve a Pre-cation The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PM Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AM Listen to Our September Music Roundup Hot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 12:42 PM How to Save Broken Mayonnaise
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 11:55 AM The Justice Department Is Cracking Down on Sales of Spyware Used in Stalking
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.