Did the CIA Go Rogue After 9/11?The Senate Intelligence Report raises painful questions about who watches the watchers.
Grand Juries Should Be AbolishedThe secrecy, lack of oversight, and disregard for the rules of evidence do not serve justice.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Senior technology writer Will Oremus shares what stories intrigued him at the magazine this week.
Loose Cigarettes Today, Civil Unrest TomorrowThe racist, classist origins of broken windows policing.
What We Lost With the Loss of the New RepublicThe magazine’s heterodox liberalism is what made it unique. And it’s that very voice that is being crowded out.
Count the DeadPresident Obama must demand an accurate tally of the people killed by law enforcement.
Greek GangsStates should treat rogue fraternities as criminal organizations and seize their assets.
Roads & Kingdoms
Nomads on the GridAn ambitious program is bringing modern tech to Mongolia’s 800,000-strong nomadic population.
Are Parents Obliged to Pay for College?Strangely, it may depend on whether they’re divorced.
The Smart MoneyIs it possible to spend too much money in politics? Sheldon Adelson is about to find out.
A Conservative Case for Gay MarriageHow to talk to your antigay religious relatives about same-sex unions.
This Case Cries Out for DisclosureWhat were grand jurors told about Eric Garner’s death?
Lobbying Pays Off. Handsomely.#MuckReads: A weekly roundup of investigative reporting from ProPublica
“I Only Wish I Could Get Out and Join Them”Scenes from the Eric Garner protests in New York City.
Republicans Fire Their First Immigration Shots—at Each Other The GOP is already bitterly divided on the best way to fight Obama’s executive action.
Shoot FirstWhen cops’ first instinct is to use force, we shouldn’t be surprised that people will die.
Of Course It Happened AgainWhy no one should be surprised NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo wasn’t indicted in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.