Ted Widmer

Ted Widmer recently publishedArk of the Liberties: America and the World. He was a speechwriter for President Clinton.

The Vault
Nov. 19 2012 9:30 AMThe First Publication in the Future United States
March 9 2004 1:07 PMYou Say You Want a RevolutionFrom Bertolucci to the Beatles, 1968 is back.
The Book Club
Jan. 22 2002 12:26 PMCourting Disaster
The Book Club
Dec. 5 2001 11:58 AMSearching for Answers More Concrete Than "Psychology"
The Book Club
Nov. 15 2001 12:18 PMGiant Misunderstandings
The Book Club
Nov. 7 2001 1:38 PMIslam: A Good Primer
Sept. 12 2008 3:56 PMGrand Old WitSince when are Republicans better at humor than Democrats?
July 9 2002 4:48 PMNo More Moby!Why on earth is he so popular?
The Book Club
Jan. 21 2002 12:46 PMOut of the Olympian Realm
The Book Club
Dec. 4 2001 12:44 PMThe Unnerving Parallels Between 1929 and 2001
The Book Club
Nov. 12 2001 4:58 PMThe Sept. 11 Canon: Week 2 


The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 10:39 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron Looks Like a Fun, Sprawling, and Extremely Satisfying Sequel
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
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.