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During yesterday’s oral arguments over the constitutionality of California’s ban on gay marriage, Justice Antonin Scalia claimed that there is “considerable disagreement among sociologists” as to whether being raised by a same-sex couple...Show More Summary
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Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Tuesday Rep. Paul Ryan and the Republican members of his House Budget Committee entered the TV studio and took their places. They positioned themselves behind the economic guru of the party, holding white and green copies of The Path to Prosperity as tight as hymnals.
Harvard faculty members responded with shock after the Boston Globe revealed that the university’s administration had searched 16 faculty deans’ email accounts to try to determine the source of a media leak during a cheating scandal last fall. Show More Summary
In a surprising move, President Obama proposed during the State of the Union address to increasing the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. A perpetually controversial issue, the minimum wage remains a flashpoint between progressives and conservatives, with proponents saying it keeps full-time workers out of poverty and opponents arguing it increases unemployment.
Finally, after a 12-year delay caused by opponents of genetically modified foods, so-called “golden rice” with vitamin A will be grown in the Philippines. Over those 12 years, about 8 million children worldwide died from vitamin A deficiency. Are anti-GM advocates not partly responsible?
Excerpted from Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government by Gavin Newsom with Lisa Dickey. Reprinted by arrangement of Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group Inc. Copyright 2013 by Gavin Newsom.
On Jan. 25, hundreds of thousands of abortion opponents assembled in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life. The weather was freezing, but they’re used to that. Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that declared abortion a constitutional right, was decided in January 1973. Show More Summary
Every week in Slate’s Enlightened TV club, Jeffrey Bloomer will have an IM conversation with a different fan of the show. This week, he rehashes episode 2.4 with J. Bryan Lowder, Slate's editorial assistant for culture. Jeff Bloomer:...Show More Summary
Every week in Slate’s Nashville TV club, Katy Waldman will have an IM conversation with a different Nashville fan. This week, she rehashes episode 1.10 with David Plotz, editor of Slate.
In Slate’s Justified TV Club, Rachael Larimore will IM each week with a different fan of the FX drama set in Harlan County, Ky. This week she chats with TV writer Tara Ariano.
Every day delivery men show up at my door bearing loads of new things. Some of it is stuff I’ve purchased online, but most of the boxes contain tech products that companies have sent me to review. Because I send all this stuff back when...Show More Summary
Our single-celled ancestors darted around the world’s vast ocean a billion years ago, propelling themselves with tiny flagella tails and feeding on primitive plants, algae, and one another. Around this time, two groups of these ancient creatures branched into what would become two of life’s most successful kingdoms. Show More Summary
Read more on Slate about gun control.
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Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.
In the status update age, it may be hard to believe, but no aspect of technology should cater to you and your experience. Museums are especially vulnerable to the dangers of user-centrism, and pressure is increasing for them to embrace...Show More Summary
For commenters and critics alike, the overwhelming response to this week’s episode of Homeland was that its creators are pushing the limits of plausibility. Commenter WhereIsSHE posted, “Love this show for the characters, but a little...Show More Summary
Listen to Episode 20 of The Afterword:
Ann Romney gave a wonderful speech. What's not deeply appealing about a woman who has struggled with illness and miscarriages and emerged with grace? Surely the day that Ann and Mitt Romney stood in the doctor's office and heard her diagnosis, they didn't think she would be onstage the way she was tonight. Show More Summary