Why So Many Migrants Are Dying in the MediterraneanThe problem isn’t poverty or even human trafficking. The problem is Libya.
Hillary Clinton’s Impressive Criminal Justice SpeechThe Democratic front-runner isn’t just committing herself to reform. She is making an important political decision about the race to come.
Baltimore’s Gang ProblemIs the city overrun with Bloods and Crips—or is the police department just looking for a scapegoat?
Biological BaloneyThe glaring contradiction at the heart of the anti-gay marriage argument.
A Hard BargainThe Munsee Indians sold Staten Island under duress—but not before they got the colony of New York to make some surprising concessions.
Photos of Protest, Violence, Anger, and Fire in Baltimore After the death of Freddie Gray and questions of police abuse, a city erupts.
Supreme Court Dispatches
A Free Kick InHow does the Constitution protect innocent people who are stuck in jail?
Dear John LettersA taxonomy of gay marriage arguments aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts.
Bush’s MillionsJeb Bush says he’s breaking fundraising records. So why doesn’t that scare anyone?
Don’t Blame DronesIt is awful that U.S. drone strikes kill innocent civilians, including our own. But many more would die without them.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of April 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The Deep, Troubling Roots of Baltimore’s DeclineIf we want to save Charm City, we must begin by reversing 100 years of segregation.
Supreme Court Dispatches
An Argument for DignityJustice Anthony Kennedy seems to see a nobility of purpose in gay marriage.
“Where Are the Police?”When cities spasm with violence for complicated reasons, that’s the only question CNN wants to ask.
Give Me Liberty or Give Me EqualityThe most important questions to listen for as the Supreme Court considers gay marriage.
The Riots of ’68What the violence in the wake of the King assassination can, and can’t, teach us about Baltimore today.
A Smorgasbord of ExcusesThe defense tries a little of everything to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.
Don’t Go to Nepal to Help. Stay Home and Send Money Instead!If you hop on the next flight to Kathmandu, you will cause more problems than you solve.
Freddie Gray’s Broken NeighborhoodEven by the standards of troubled Baltimore, Sandtown-Winchester is tragically impoverished and violent.
Not All Must RiseMany of the people who will witness Supreme Court history paid a ton for the privilege.
First PrinciplesClinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into politics. That just got a lot harder for her to talk about.
Reinventing the WheelThe bike has become a symbol of poverty in China, but cycling enthusiasts are trying to make it a vehicle for individual expression.