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 



Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.