The 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.
The DispossessedSixty-seven years ago, Israel created a Jewish state, and my grandmother was made homeless.
Cheap TalkHillary Clinton wants to champion some liberal issues. But what is she willing to do about inequality?
A Crank Theory of Seymour HershTo understand the legendary national security reporter, you need to understand an archetype of the intelligence world: the crank.
What 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.
Sigh, SySeymour Hersh has produced amazing investigative journalism. But his newest bombshell reads like bad fiction.
The End of Great Britain As We Know ItWhy David Cameron’s Conservative victory may be the country’s swan song.
No Experience, No ProblemIn Arkansas and Indiana, you can become a police officer without any formal training.
Cameron CountryBritain’s Conservatives win big, beating no one more than the pollsters and election experts.
Roads & Kingdoms
AftershocksA reporter reflects on the grim reality of covering the Nepal earthquake.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of May 11, curated by Slate writers and editors.
We Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
America’s Deadliest ProsecutorsThe last stubborn, bloodthirsty devotees of the death penalty.
View From Chicago
Citizenship for SaleThe “immigrant investor” program is unfair, ineffective, and way too cheap.
Bob McDonnell Tries, Tries AgainThe former Virginia governor, convicted on corruption charges, makes his case to an appeals court. The judges are skeptical.
Fighting the Last WarJeb Bush isn’t giving clear answers about America’s lessons in Iraq. That’s something no serious candidate can avoid.
Down SouthRepublican presidential hopefuls descended on South Carolina last weekend to show how low they can go.
All 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?
What Happened at Slate This Week?Our new director of strategy reveals our biggest hits and most social stories.
Mend It, Don’t End ItCongress will limit the NSA’s ability to track our phone calls, not put a stop to it.
Our Secret WeaponInside the U.S. team of elite female soldiers who fought on Afghanistan’s most dangerous terrain.