David Carr’s First Big ScoopThe writer’s brio, bravery, and good humor are all there, right from the beginning.
How to Defeat Putin in UkraineArming the Ukrainians is a losing game. Instead, help Kiev succeed.
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Universities Are Right—and Within Their Rights—to Crack Down on Speech and BehaviorStudents today are more like children than adults and need protection.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of Feb. 9, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Open Mic DisasterThe FEC held a hearing. It revealed almost everything that’s wrong with American democracy.
Empty ThreatsWhy even a Republican-controlled Congress will give President Obama the authority to wage war.
The Chief Justice Has Never Been Pulled Over in His LifeWhy John Roberts’ naiveté matters to anyone who cares about policing.
Christian SoldiersThe lynching and torture of blacks in the Jim Crow South weren’t just acts of racism. They were religious rituals.
There Goes the Neighborhood, AgainA gentrifier digs deep into his new home’s past in pursuit of its true historic owners.
Can’t Stop, Won’t StopThe permanent campaign’s desperate, hungry, and even uncouth hunt for cash.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Not actually a Fifty Shades-themed newsletter, from Josh Voorhees.
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Colombia’s Bloom BoomOn farms outside Bogotá, Valentine’s Day is less hearts and kisses and more big bucks and sore backs.
Who Owns Lincoln’s Papers?Important presidential documents are in the hands of anonymous private collectors. It’s time they shared these treasures with the public.
Anti-Abortion TerrorismTen ways that laws and law enforcement should protect clinic workers.
Voters Want a President Who Believes in Climate ChangeThey just don’t care enough to make it happen.
Why Jon Stewart Was Bad for the Liberals Who Loved HimHe was hilarious, but I am glad to see him go.
Sixteen ShotsChicago police have told their version of how 17-year-old black teen Laquan McDonald died. The autopsy tells a different story.