News and Politics
News and Politics
The Slate Quiz
May 15 2015 12:04 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Metropolis
May 14 2015 2:05 PMThe Land Taxers of FairhopeMore than a century ago, Henry George proposed a property tax he hoped would remedy inequality. Here’s what happened to a town that tried it.
Foreigners
May 14 2015 4:00 AMThe DispossessedSixty-seven years ago, Israel created a Jewish state, and my grandmother was made homeless.
Dispatches
May 13 2015 11:04 PMGrim BusinessThe Tsarnaev jury faces a difficult decision.
Foreigners
May 13 2015 6:10 PM“I Am Not Backing Off Anything I Said”An interview with Seymour Hersh.
Politics
May 12 2015 9:12 PMCheap TalkHillary Clinton wants to champion some liberal issues. But what is she willing to do about inequality?
Foreigners
May 12 2015 11:45 AMA Crank Theory of Seymour HershTo understand the legendary national security reporter, you need to understand an archetype of the intelligence world: the crank.
History
May 12 2015 3:56 AMWhat Was Gay?In an increasingly accepting world, homosexual men are all too eager to leave their campy, cruising past behind. But the price of equality shouldn’t be conformity.
Foreigners
May 11 2015 7:55 PMSigh, SySeymour Hersh has produced amazing investigative journalism. But his newest bombshell reads like bad fiction.
Foreigners
May 11 2015 4:13 PMThe End of Great Britain As We Know ItWhy David Cameron’s Conservative victory may be the country’s swan song.
Crime
May 8 2015 2:46 PMNo Experience, No ProblemIn Arkansas and Indiana, you can become a police officer without any formal training.
Politics
May 8 2015 1:15 PMHow to Fix BaltimoreStart by lowering its property taxes.
Foreigners
May 8 2015 10:50 AMCameron CountryBritain’s Conservatives win big, beating no one more than the pollsters and election experts. 
Roads & Kingdoms
May 8 2015 9:01 AMAftershocksA reporter reflects on the grim reality of covering the Nepal earthquake.
The Slate Quiz
May 8 2015 12:30 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Plus Roundups
May 14 2015 3:52 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of May 11, curated by Slate writers and editors. 
Political Gabfest
May 14 2015 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Jurisprudence
May 14 2015 3:54 AMAmerica’s Deadliest ProsecutorsThe last stubborn, bloodthirsty devotees of the death penalty.
Politics
May 13 2015 6:59 PMA Tax on BlacknessRacism is still rampant in real estate.
View From Chicago
May 13 2015 10:00 AMCitizenship for SaleThe “immigrant investor” program is unfair, ineffective, and way too cheap.
Jurisprudence
May 12 2015 5:44 PMBob McDonnell Tries, Tries AgainThe former Virginia governor, convicted on corruption charges, makes his case to an appeals court. The judges are skeptical. 
Politics
May 12 2015 8:12 AMFighting the Last WarJeb Bush isn’t giving clear answers about America’s lessons in Iraq. That’s something no serious candidate can avoid.
Politics
May 11 2015 8:28 PMDown SouthRepublican presidential hopefuls descended on South Carolina last weekend to show how low they can go.
Politics
May 11 2015 5:45 PMAll in the FamilyJeb Bush is embracing his brother’s mistaken decision to invade Iraq. Hillary Clinton is running away from her husband’s popular political legacy. Shouldn’t it be reversed?
Slate Plus
May 8 2015 3:38 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Our new director of strategy reveals our biggest hits and most social stories.
Politics
May 8 2015 1:53 PMThe Jade Helm Conspiracy Theorists Have a PointJust not the one they think.
War Stories
May 8 2015 1:06 PMMend It, Don’t End ItCongress will limit the NSA’s ability to track our phone calls, not put a stop to it.   
Jurisprudence
May 8 2015 9:18 AMMe & Ruth & Sonia & AntoninWhat it’s really like to cover the Supreme Court.
Foreigners
May 8 2015 3:45 AMOur Secret WeaponInside the U.S. team of elite female soldiers who fought on Afghanistan’s most dangerous terrain.
History
May 7 2015 6:56 PMThe Medieval Roots of Our DIY Gun CultureForget 3-D printers. The first garage gunsmiths date back to the late Middle Ages.