Politics

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Most Recent See All
In Case You Missed It
The United Sweets of America If each state could claim a dessert, what would it be? (Montana gets S’mores.)
Culturebox
Ken Burns on Why Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014
Sports Nut
Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.
The Good Word
Fingerprint Words The verbal tics that make up who we are—and how they spread to others.
A Fine Whine  
 
Why You Should Dress Up for Your Flight
  Podcasts
  • DoubleX Gabfest Is It Ever OK to Hit Your Kids?
  • The Gist You Should Definitely Check Out Comedian Jen Kirkman’s Second Show in Winnipeg
  • Culture Gabfest Are You Looking Forward to Our Wearable Future?
  • The Gist Ken Follett Explains How to Write Black Characters as a 65-Year-Old Brit
  • VIEW ALL

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 7:23 PM MIT Researchers Are Using Smartphones to Interact With Other Screens
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 8:41 PM You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.