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JAN. 31, 2011
The World's Most Stressful Job: Driving a Bus
  1. Egyptian Army Won't Fire, Government Offers to Talk with Opposition
  2. Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional
  3. Blizzard Could Affect 100 Million
  4. Egyptian Protests Endanger Economy
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Monday, Jan. 31, 2011
The War on Torture
Robert Redford, Doug Liman, and other filmmakers and artists unite to remind Americans about prisoner abuse.
Dahlia Lithwick | CULTUREBOX | Monday, 6:20 PM ET
Palinisms
Did Sarah Palin really say that?
Jacob Weisberg | PALINISMS | Monday, 6:09 PM ET
The Slatest: Evening Edition
Joel Klein says it's easier to execute someone than fire a teacher; John Boehner wants to go golfing with President Obama; White Castle is now accepting reservations for Valentine's Day.
THE SLATEST | Monday, 5:09 PM ET
Rumors, Shortages, and Stress
A dispatch from the streets of Cairo.
Sarah A. Topol | DISPATCHES | Monday, 5:09 PM ET
Protesting on an Empty Stomach
How the Egyptian economy is fueling unrest in Egypt.
Annie Lowrey | MONEYBOX | Monday, 4:57 PM ET
It's Not the Job Market
The three real reasons why Americans are more anxious than ever before.
Taylor Clark | CULTUREBOX | Monday, 4:53 PM ET
Hang Up and Listen: The Smash-Mouth Slobberknockers Edition
Slate's sports podcast on the Pro Bowl, Sidney Crosby's concussion, and football language.
Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca | HANG UP AND LISTEN | Monday, 4:19 PM ET
The Don't-Tread-on-Meter
The Meter reacts to the new Tea Party Caucus and latest GOP moves.
David Weigel | POLITICS | Monday, 3:49 PM ET
Dear Prudence: Two-Timing Woman
A weekly Dear Prudence video.
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Acts of God
Prudie counsels a churchgoer who's lacking in the sympathy department—and other advice-seekers.
Emily Yoffe | DEAR PRUDENCE | Monday, 3:01 PM ET
At Last, Egypt's Story Has Changed
For too long Egyptian protests and repression were underplayed in the press because they were so familiar.
Dan Morrison | FOREIGNERS | Monday, 12:57 PM ET
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Jeremy Singer-Vine | THE OSCARS | Monday, 11:30 AM ET
The Shame Factor
When will dictators learn not to treat their people like fools?
Christopher Hitchens | FIGHTING WORDS | Monday, 10:51 AM ET
So, What's With "the Arab Street"?
We never hear anything about "the Latin American street" or "the European street."
Brian Palmer | EXPLAINER | Monday, 10:50 AM ET
The Mecca of the Mouse
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Seth Stevenson | WELL-TRAVELED | Monday, 10:14 AM ET
Warm Heart, Cold Hands
Are women really more likely to feel cold than men?
Amanda Schaffer | DOUBLEX | Monday, 10:12 AM ET
Our Newlywed Money Dilemma
We just got married. How should we manage our finances?
Jessica Grose | HOME ECONOMICS | Monday, 6:50 AM ET
For Salinger, With Love
Kenneth Slawenki's biography offers a bowdlerized life.
Blake Bailey | BOOKS | Monday, 6:47 AM ET
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011
Obama's "Shah Problem"
President Obama is doing what Jimmy Carter did with Iran in 1978. Uh-oh.
Kai Bird | FOREIGNERS | Sunday, 11:50 AM ET
Change Is Good
The stability we have embraced and encouraged in the Arab world isn't really stability—it's repression
Anne Applebaum | FOREIGNERS | Sunday, 10:33 AM ET
Who's Going To Live Forever?
Everyone remembers Leonardo da Vinci, but is "immortal glory" still possible?
Samuel Black | FT | Sunday, 7:00 AM ET
Why We Do What We Do
Behavioral economics under attack.
Tim Harford | FT | Sunday, 7:00 AM ET
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011
Lunch With Charlie Rose
The PBS interviewer prefers tap water.
Gillian Tett | FT | Saturday, 6:39 AM ET
Live Like a Grad Student … Forever
An Oxford academic recommends living on as little as you can and giving away the rest.
Toby Ord | FT | Saturday, 6:37 AM ET
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
Palinisms
Did Sarah Palin really say that?
Jacob Weisberg | PALINISMS | Friday, 6:32 PM ET
Tyranny of the Alphabet
A new study explores how your last name influences how fast you buy stuff.
Timothy Noah | THE CUSTOMER | Friday, 6:16 PM ET
Remembering Daniel Bell, 1919-2011
He wrote about everything and was deep about all of it.
Jacob Weisberg | OBIT | Friday, 5:39 PM ET
Block Like an Egyptian
How did the Egyptian government turn off the Internet?
Christopher Beam | TECHNOLOGY | Friday, 4:55 PM ET
The Rise of the Tildas
Soon we'll all be dressing with the beguiling androgyny of Ms. Swinton.
Simon Doonan | DOONAN | Friday, 4:15 PM ET
"Ukraine Has Never Had a More Stable Situation Than It Has Today"
An interview with President Viktor Yanukovych.
Lally Weymouth | FOREIGNERS | Friday, 2:48 PM ET
Friday Night Lights, Season 5
Week 11: You're being too hard on Tami.
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Hanna Rosin | TV CLUB | Friday, 2:20 PM ET
Barack Obama's Facebook Feed
Health care repeal, the State of the Union, and Amy Chua's new job.
Christopher Beam and Chris Wilson | OBAMA'S FACEBOOK FEED | Friday, 2:18 PM ET
The Mechanic
Jason Statham and Ben Foster find time for some awesome, ridiculous male bonding.
Dana Stevens | MOVIES | Friday, 2:18 PM ET
Are Expired Drugs Effective?
I mean, they don't smell rotten.
Brian Palmer | EXPLAINER | Friday, 1:07 PM ET
David's Big Birthday Gabfest
Listen to Slate's review of the week in politics.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz | GABFEST | Friday, 12:27 PM ET
Tea and Promises
Jim DeMint's Tea Party Caucus lets activists drive the GOP further to the right.
David Weigel | POLITICS | Friday, 11:43 AM ET
Egyptians Hit the Streets
Stunning photographs of anti-Mubarak protests.
FOREIGNERS | Friday, 11:15 AM ET
Democracy the Novel
Slate readers pick their favorite political book.
John Dickerson | POLITICS | Friday, 7:32 AM ET
Barbies Gone Wild
Peggy Orenstein's new book on girl culture.
Myla Goldberg | DOUBLEX | Friday, 7:20 AM ET
Save the Internet by Doing Nothing
Governments should butt out of Internet regulation, because the Internet will civilize itself.
Larry Downes | FUTURE TENSE | Friday, 7:19 AM ET
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CORRECTIONS | Friday, 7:15 AM ET
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011
Strange Currency
Return to the gold standard? It's just crazy enough for some state legislators to propose it.
Annie Lowrey | MONEYBOX | Thursday, 6:34 PM ET
Crowded, With a Chance of Overcrowded
How do demographers forecast population growth?
Jeremy Singer-Vine | EXPLAINER | Thursday, 6:32 PM ET
Palinisms
Did Sarah Palin really say that?
Jacob Weisberg | PALINISMS | Thursday, 5:55 PM ET
The Music Club
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Ann Powers, Jody Rosen, Jonah Weiner, and Carl Wilson | THE MUSIC CLUB | Thursday, 4:55 PM ET
The Enema of Your Enemy is Your Friend
Fecal transplants could be a cheap and effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders.
Emily P. Walker | MEDICAL EXAMINER | Thursday, 4:26 PM ET
Highway to Heil
How common is Nazi iconography among bikers?
Christopher Beam | CULTUREBOX | Thursday, 4:08 PM ET
Adopt a Genius
Kickstarter, the brilliant site that lets you fund strangers' brilliant ideas.
Farhad Manjoo | TECHNOLOGY | Thursday, 3:44 PM ET
Friday Night Lights, Season 5
Week 11: The worst mistake FNL has made this season.
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Hanna Rosin | TV CLUB | Thursday, 2:20 PM ET
The Viability Question
Is it OK to abort a viable fetus? Six pro-choice writers answer the question.
William Saletan | HUMAN NATURE | Thursday, 1:06 PM ET
Numberless Wonders
The trouble with soccer's statistical revolution.
Brian Phillips | SPORTS NUT | Thursday, 12:53 PM ET
The Last Action Hero
How Jason Statham became the world's biggest B-movie star.
Jody Rosen | CULTUREBOX | Thursday, 11:01 AM ET
The Purpose of Science Fiction
How it teaches governments—and citizens—how to understand the future of technology.
Robert J. Sawyer | FUTURE TENSE | Thursday, 10:26 AM ET
David Petraeus Wants This French Novel Back in Print!
Why Jean Larteguy's The Centurions appeals to our generation's most influential military strategist.
Sophia  Raday | CULTUREBOX | Thursday, 10:23 AM ET
Hanni's Story
A chance meeting with a Holocaust survivor at a remarkable exhibition in Berlin.
Sarah Wildman | DISPATCHES | Thursday, 6:52 AM ET
The Audio Book Club on Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Our critics discuss Amy Chua's controversial memoir.
Ann Hulbert, Hanna Rosin, and Nina Shen Rastogi | THE AUDIO BOOK CLUB | Thursday, 6:50 AM ET
A Pointed Debate
My nipples show through my blouse sometimes. Is that a faux pas?
Emily Yoffe | DEAR PRUDENCE | Thursday, 6:42 AM ET
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