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  • fresh teaNancy Pelosi’s red coat is so popular that Max Mara is bringing it back
    “The color’s official name is ‘blood of my enemies,’” one person tweeted. On December 11, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had a highly contentious meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the prospect of a gove…
    - 2 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:20am -
  • fresh teaKids’ toys are the latest battleground in the online privacy wars
    A consumer report sheds light on security risks associated with kids’ toys, including a popular Amazon tablet. For many people, protecting your privacy on the internet is sort of like eating your vegetables, recycling, or watching Ken Burns documentaries: something you know you should do in theor…
    - 6 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 10:16am -
  • fresh teaCalifornia’s cap-and-trade system may be too weak to do its job
    It was designed to please Big Oil. That may be all it does. California is regarded as a global leader on climate-change policy, having put in place some of the world’s most ambitious carbon-reduction targets. Most recently, it extended its landmark climate law from 2020 out through 2030, drawing i…
    - 39 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 9:43am -
  • fresh teaRead: accused Russian spy Maria Butina’s plea agreement
    Butina admitted to making contacts with Republicans and conservative groups at the direction of Russia, and will cooperate with prosecutors. Accused Russian spy Maria Butina has struck a plea deal with prosecutors and admitted that she acted under the direction of a Russian official in the United S…
    - 42 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 9:40am -
  • fresh teaYoung people are having less sex. Who cares?
    The “sex recession” assumes there’s a right way for young people to have sex. There isn’t. “These should be boom times for sex,” Kate Julian muses in the opener to the cover story for the Atlantic’s December 2018 issue. And yet she notes, with a nod to data from the Centers for Disease…
    - 52 mins ago 13 Dec 18, 9:30am -
  • fresh teaRoma is coming to Netflix on Friday. You should still see it in a theater.
    The awards-season favorite is a visual feast that rewards attention. Do you need to see Roma in the theater? Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón’s quiet, contemplative, deeply personal film, based on the experiences of the woman who worked for his family and raised him in Mexico City and set d…
    - 1 hour ago 13 Dec 18, 8:52am -

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  • Brown Dog Riots
    On this day in 1907, a large group of aggrieved medical students took to the streets of London with the aim of tearing down a statue of a little brown dog. The students regarded the memorial, erected by activists who opposed animal experimentation, as an insult to their profession. You may use the c…
    - 4 days ago 9 Dec 18, 9:01pm -
  • Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 3
    In a Dec. 7 Slatest, Joshua Keating misstated that the Trump administration had announced a halt to the refueling of Saudi-led coalition aircraft this month. It was announced in November.In a Nov. 7 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misstated that the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers were success…
    - 6 days ago 7 Dec 18, 1:04am -
  • Rocket Mail
    What is claimed to be the first manned rocket delivery of U.S. mail occurred on this day in 2005, when XCOR Aerospace carried several parcels aboard a short experimental flight from the Mojave Desert to California City, California. You may use the comment thread on this page to discuss other milesto…
    - 11 days ago 2 Dec 18, 9:01pm -
  • Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 26
    In a Dec. 1 Jurisprudence, Dahlia Lithwick misspelled Erik Prince’s first name as well as the name of Deutsche Bank.In a Nov. 30 Slatest, Jeremy Stahl misspelled Peter Strzok’s last name.In a Nov. 30 Jurisprudence, David R. Lurie mischaracterized Blackwater founder Erik Prince as an Amway heir…
    - 13 days ago 30 Nov 18, 1:01am -
  • Franksgiving
    On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday that would thenceforth be celebrated on the last Thursday of every November. If we were still following Lincoln’s calendar in 2018, we would be sitting for turkey this Thursday, Nov. 29, not last Thursday, Nov. 22. Why i…
    - 18 days ago 25 Nov 18, 9:01pm -
  • Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 19
    In a Nov. 21 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misidentified John Roberts as chief justice of the Supreme Court. He is chief justice of the United States.In a Nov. 20 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Manila.In a Nov. 19 Movies, Dana Stevens misstated that two of the protagonists of the movie The Favourite…
    - 20 days ago 23 Nov 18, 1:02am -

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