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Don’t Freak Out About the FCC’s New Approach to Net Neutrality

0SHARESShare Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks on May 5 in Washington. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission took a major, controversial step:  In a  2–1 vote , the FCC—under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, who was appointed chairman by President Donald Trump in January—voted to approve a proposal that may undo the existing net ...

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The “How Does a Public Defender Work?” Transcript

0SHARESShare The Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center. Department of Juvenile Services of Maryland This is a transcript of the May 8 edition of Working . These transcripts are lightly edited and may contain errors. For the definitive record, consult the podcast. Jacob Brogan: What is your name, and what do you do? Jenny Egan: I’m Jenny Egan, and I’m a ...

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The New Diploma Mills

Kellan Jett This is the first part of the Big Shortcut, a series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes. Florida’s superintendents had a graduation problem. Advertisement Nearly a decade ago, state officials decreed that starting in 2009 graduation data would factor into the letter grades assigned to individual schools.  The ...

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Fast. Isolating. Superficial.

Kellan Jett This article is part of the Big Shortcut , a series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes. Advertisement After she failed English her junior year at Riverbend High School in Spotsylvania, Virginia, 17-year-old Amelia Kreck had to retake the class. It took her two days. In the classroom, ...

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I Am an Online Credit Recovery Dropout

0SHARESShare Kellan Jett This article is part of the Big Shortcut , a series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes. Few of us would argue that hours and hours of consecutive screen time is a good thing—even those of us who write for publications on the internet. It can detrimentally ...

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Marriage Before Sex

0SHARESShare Mallory Ortberg Sam Breach Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here . Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.) Readers! Ask me your questions on the voicemail of ...

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The Class of Trump

0SHARESShare Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, seen here at the Capitol on May 3, is now a DCCC target. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is getting bolder. On Monday it announced 20 new districts it would target for recruitment and potential investment, raising its total target list to 79 districts. The initial round of 59 targeted districts, announced ...

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Jon Glaser Is Conflicted

0SHARESShare Jon Glaser on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 26, 2013. It was the day he came up with the character of Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter. Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Listen to Episode 748 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement Jon Glaser makes his triumphant return to The Gist to talk about season two of the ...

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Trump’s Sunni Strategy

President Trump bids farewell before departing for Israel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Trump’s maiden speech on the global stage, in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, has been described by commentators as the unveiling of a “Trump doctrine” on the Middle East. If this is true, it forebodes an escalation of war, not a road map to ...

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Hang Up and Listen: The His Airness Plays Ping-Pong Edition

Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Jane Coaston, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and guest Jane Coaston talk about the not-so-exciting prelude to the inevitable Warriors-Cavs NBA Finals. They’re also joined by former Turkish ...

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