News and Politics
News and Politics
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.
Politics
May 7 2015 5:52 PMHuckabee’s Welfare State ConservatismThe former Arkansas governor understands something important about GOP voters: They aren’t opposed to welfare spending as long as it’s for them.
Plus Roundups
May 7 2015 1:10 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of May 4, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Video
May 7 2015 7:12 AM “I Hereby Declare ...” The glorious spectacle of the U.K. general election results.
Politics
May 6 2015 7:16 PMISIS Isn’t the New Soviet ThreatRepublicans who suggest otherwise have forgotten Christianity and Judaism’s own history of violence. 
Jurisprudence
May 6 2015 9:30 AMBernie Sanders, Gun NutHe supported the most reprehensible pro-gun legislation in recent memory.
Politics
May 5 2015 6:56 PMPick OneSome conservatives are trying to unify the GOP around a single candidate—if only they could agree on the same one.
Video
May 5 2015 4:05 PMThe Lost Americans for Prosperity AdHumanity v. Hillary 2016.
Caixin
May 5 2015 3:16 PMChina’s Fight for Safe FoodVirtually all the food China exports is safe. So why is its domestic food system plagued with health scandals and corruption? 
Politics
May 5 2015 3:45 AMThe Fraud of WarU.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have stolen tens of millions through bribery, theft, and rigged contracts.
Politics
May 4 2015 5:31 PMBen Carson Is No Herman CainHe’s far more paranoid.
Politics
May 4 2015 11:25 AMMy Baltimore BargainMy corner of the city is an ideal place to live. But the awkward truth is that it is attainable because it’s in a deeply troubled city.
Caixin
May 1 2015 6:27 PMMade in China No MoreChina, known for its counterfeit luxury goods, is now cracking down on other countries’ luxury goods. 
War Stories
May 1 2015 1:32 PMDeath From AboveAnne Hathaway’s new one-woman play explores the frightening future of the drone wars.
Crime
May 1 2015 10:36 AMWhy the CVS BurnedThe rioting in Baltimore wasn’t hooliganism. It was a protest against the depredations of the ghetto economy.
Politics
May 7 2015 6:46 PMWe Do Negotiate With TerroristsLet’s stop pretending we don’t, and craft better U.S. policy to protect American hostages.
Jurisprudence
May 7 2015 3:50 PMThreats to LibertyConspiracy theorists worried about imaginary government oppression dismiss real government oppression.
Jurisprudence
May 7 2015 10:55 AMLife After ExonerationWhen an innocent person is finally set free, it’s no fairy tale.
History
May 7 2015 1:53 AMLife Aboard the LusitaniaReliving the infamous sinking through the letters of a survivor—my great-grandmother.
Politics
May 6 2015 6:40 PMClinton’s Immigration Game ChangerHillary Clinton just went left of everyone.
Politics
May 5 2015 7:16 PMThe Truth About the ClintonsClinton Cash can’t prove anything against Hillary. That’s what makes it so necessary.
Politics
May 5 2015 5:29 PMA Swing and a MissPeter Schweizer’s attack on the Clintons leads with his conclusions and never connects the dots.
Politics
May 5 2015 3:42 PMFlip the Patriot Act’s Kill SwitchLet the worst parts of the law die.
Slate Plus
May 5 2015 9:17 AMCan You Name These ’80s Hits by Just Their First Second?A special “expert edition” of our ’80s songs quiz, just for Slate Plus members.
Foreigners
May 4 2015 6:52 PMSelf-Defeating BrutalityWhy a war without mercy against ISIS is destined to fail.
Crime
May 4 2015 3:13 PMHillary Clinton’s Bold MoveBy embracing police and prison reform, she’s changed the terms of the criminal justice debate. Will any Republicans follow her lead?
Politics
May 1 2015 8:04 PMWhy David Brooks Shouldn’t Talk About Poor PeopleThe New York Times columnist believes their poverty stems from a lack of virtue. 
Foreigners
May 1 2015 1:39 PMWhy Britain’s Biggest Political Parties May Be in Big TroubleThe country’s voters are frustrated with the status quo.
Politics
May 1 2015 12:46 PMWe Know What Killed Freddie GrayAnd a police badge shouldn’t hide the truth.
Roads & Kingdoms
May 1 2015 9:01 AMSci-Fi CityDubai’s Comic Con draws 50,000 fans and cult figures like William Shatner and Gillian Anderson. But the real attraction is the futuristic city’s homegrown talent.