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April 19, 2014
15:30 // 45 minutes ago
January 17, 2014
Slate gets sassy on Obama’s NSA announcement.

Slate gets sassy on Obama’s NSA announcement.

11:24 // 3 months ago
September 30, 2013
18:31 // 6 months ago
July 14, 2013

On why Slate is “contrarian”

ebonyismyonlyremedy says: "Contrarian" because we are all listening to the bubble brained likes of Nicki Minaj rather than an esteemed lawyer and Harvard law professor who was once the African American community’s poster child for helping O.J.’s defense but is now on the wrong side of their self imposed fence? Wow. Nice work @shortform: Nicki Minaj and Jay Smooth for president and world knowledge ambassador for their studious prescience…

» SFB says: How about “contrarian” because Slate is known for taking the upward current when everyone else is going the other direction? There’s even a meme, “Slate Pitches,” which makes fun of this. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: shortformblog, via lucidityismyonlyremedy)

9:29 // 9 months ago
April 3, 2013
Gotta hand it to Slate. They certainly know how to pitch something nobody else would think to pitch …

Gotta hand it to Slate. They certainly know how to pitch something nobody else would think to pitch …

9:25 // 1 year ago
November 9, 2012
Slate’s chart of presidents, based on the number of portrayals they’ve had in movies. Lincoln is obviously in first place, but strangely, Ulysses S. Grant is in third, likely thanks to the number of westerns that rely on Grant’s presence. Also, where is our James Buchanan biopic, anyway?

Slate’s chart of presidents, based on the number of portrayals they’ve had in movies. Lincoln is obviously in first place, but strangely, Ulysses S. Grant is in third, likely thanks to the number of westerns that rely on Grant’s presence. Also, where is our James Buchanan biopic, anyway?

0:15 // 1 year ago
October 22, 2012
As this map from Slate points out, there have been five times as many unmanned drone attacks under Obama than there were under Bush.

As this map from Slate points out, there have been five times as many unmanned drone attacks under Obama than there were under Bush.

22:21 // 1 year ago
May 23, 2012
Uhm. Yikes. This seems like a story with the words “bad idea” written all over it.

Uhm. Yikes. This seems like a story with the words “bad idea” written all over it.

16:51 // 1 year ago
February 11, 2012
14:43 // 2 years ago
January 2, 2012
What makes this U.S. map better than any other U.S. map? Attention to detail. The guy who designed it — a seasoned cartographer named David Imus — spent 6,000 hours of his own time building it. And according to other cartographers, it shows — from the shading to the typography on down. Neat.

What makes this U.S. map better than any other U.S. map? Attention to detail. The guy who designed it — a seasoned cartographer named David Imus — spent 6,000 hours of his own time building it. And according to other cartographers, it shows — from the shading to the typography on down. Neat.

20:39 // 2 years ago