The GOP’s Favorite Scapegoats in 2016?The Republican Party’s first primary debate offers a list of its favorite targets.
The Instant Spin RoomWhat Twitter’s smartest liberals and conservatives are saying about the GOP debates.
Are We in the Midst of a New Civil Rights Era?How the year since Ferguson does—and doesn’t—resemble the midcentury movement.
Speaking Truth to TerrorHistorian Robert Conquest revealed the horrors of the Soviet Union long before many were willing to believe.
Obama UnboundThe president has complete confidence in the Iran deal. His swagger is justified.
Five Other Black Lives That MatteredFamilies who lost loved ones to police violence in the years before Ferguson reflect on the year since.
Israel’s Occupation Killed Ali DawabshehThe crimes of Jewish settlers have long been abetted by how Israel chooses to rule over the Palestinians.
“If We Launch a Gay Section, Will You Write for It?”How I covered the battle for marriage equality, from Windsor to Obergefell.
“Protect Us Against Our Enemies”The story of one Syrian fighter and why his capture is a major defeat for America’s war on ISIS.
Judge Denies Legal Personhood to Chimps—for NowLGBTQ cases show that rights are not defined by who exercised them in the past.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Aisha Harris rounds up some shocking, informative, and hilarious reads.
Roads & Kingdoms
Europe’s Waiting RoomThe Syrian civil war has turned Edirne, Turkey, back into the waystation for refugees that it was nearly a century ago.
Europe’s Other CrackdownAzerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of Aug. 3, curated by Slate writers and editors.
“That’s Our Standard in Policing … Fear”An ex–Baltimore cop explains why police are so violent toward young black men.
Ad Report Card
Hillary Wants to Tell You About Her MomClinton appeals to women in her first campaign spots.
Debating Without the DonaldThe Republican field gathered to have a debate without the most interesting candidate in the race.
How to Save the Voting Rights ActWe need to stop trying to untangle racism and partisanship by agreeing on one simple idea.
How Ferguson Changed AmericaA year ago Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. What has followed has been the greatest national reckoning on racism since the beating of Rodney King.
Not Fit to LeadThe Iran hearings have shown how the Republican Party can no longer be trusted with the presidency.
Behind the Scenes
Getting It RightWe ain’t perfect. Corrections czar Miriam Krule on Slate’s policies on factual errors and typos.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.