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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 10, 2008 Naughty Nursing Homes: Is it time to let the elderly have more sex?
QUOTE: Sexual desire may wane with age, but it doesn't disappear. For Slate's 2007 "Sex issue," Daniel Engber reported on sexual expression in nursing homes—a thorny issue for doctors worried about whether their senile patients are capable of informed consent.
Slate Mar 07, 2007 How Many Ways Can You Say "Lie"?: The difference between perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice.
QUOTE: On Oct. 28, a special prosecutor indicted now-former vice-presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby for deceiving federal investigators and a grand jury. Among the charges against him: two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements, and one count of obstruction of justice. What's the difference between these crimes?
Slate Sep 08, 2006 Why Is Chicago So Corrupt? And how do you measure corruption, anyway?
QUOTE: What makes Chicago so corrupt? City government experts point to a political culture that's been in place for more than 100 years.
Slate Aug 16, 2006 Can Criminals Hide in Churches? On the tradition of religious sanctuary.
QUOTE: Religious institutions in America don't have special permission to harbor criminals or protect them from the government. That hasn't stopped pastors from trying...In 2005, Congress passed a law that gives religious groups a limited right to recruit illegal aliens as church volunteers or missionaries.
Slate Dec 16, 2005 What Happens to Bad Scientists? Lock the labs, sequester the notebooks.
QUOTE: How do you investigate scientific misconduct?
Slate Dec 16, 2005 Get Your Hands Off My Medal! How to take gold from an athlete.
QUOTE: When the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that Montgomery had cheated, the IAAF sent him a request for the medals. If he complies, the IAAF will put them in storage and press a new set for the runners-up. But no one will go after Montgomery if he ignores the request.
Slate Nov 04, 2005 Does That F-16 Come With a Warranty? What happens if the U.S. government sells you a lemon.
QUOTE: Venezuela has now threatened to violate this provision on the grounds that the United States refused to work out a deal for more spare parts. Meanwhile, U.S. military officials say they're not selling spare parts because Chavez won't let them inspect his F-16s.
Slate Jul 22, 2005 Are Subway Searches Legal?
QUOTE: Police officers began conducting random searches on New York City subways last week. Privacy advocates call the New York Police Department's new search policy unconstitutional...
Slate Jul 15, 2005 How Do Video Games Get Rated?: Warning: contains cartoon violence and partial nudity.
QUOTE: Sen. Hillary Clinton has called for an investigation of the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas after hackers discovered a secret section of the game that depicts graphic sex acts.
Slate Jul 14, 2005 Which Pedophiles Strike Again? explainer Answers to your questions about the news. Which Pedophiles Strike Again? Check the actuarial tables.
QUOTE: How do psychologists assess the risk that a sex offender will strike again? Through a combination of clinical judgment and statistics.
Slate Jul 08, 2005 Who Owns Judith Miller's Notes? Can her bosses turn them over to the feds?
QUOTE: The Times said they had no such documents, and the request was dropped. Time did have access to some of Cooper's notes, however, and eventually handed them over—against Cooper's wishes—last week. Who owns a reporter's notes?
Slate Jul 05, 2005 Oops, I Made an Oil Spill ...: What should I do?
QUOTE: A research vessel ran aground in a Hawaiian marine wildlife reserve on Sunday and appears to be leaking oil... What happens when your ship spills oil?
Slate Jun 22, 2005 Remember Flim-Flam: How to be a modern skeptic.
QUOTE: Since that glorious display of public humiliation, the Amazing Randi has taken on levitators, psychic surgeons, dowsers, and astrologers. In 1999, he debunked homeopathic remedies for insomnia by swallowing an entire bottle of "natural" sleeping pills in front of a congressional committee.
Slate May 06, 2005 Can the Police Commandeer Your Car?: What else could they ask you to do?
QUOTE: Many states and cities have laws on the books that make it a misdemeanor offense to refuse aid to a police officer...What happens if you refuse to help the cops, and you live in a state with one of these laws on the books? You'll probably have to pay a fine.
Slate Mar 08, 2005 How Much Is Your Stolen Music Worth? Probably more than you think.
QUOTE: When the digital pirate can be shown to have "willfully" violated intellectual property rights (knowing it was an infringement), statutory damages go as high as $150,000 per song, movie, or album.
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