Ebola Isn’t That Hard to Contain. So How Did It Get So Out of Control in the First Place?
After the Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillThe Great Invisible reveals what happened to the victims.
Tim Scott Will Rise AgainHe is the first black senator elected from the Deep South since Reconstruction. Why? Because he doesn’t represent black voters.
Is the Army Working to Deny Benefits to Veterans?And other great watchdog journalism from this week.
An Unexpected Triumph for JusticeConservatives spent millions this election cycle trying to unseat progressive judges—and they lost every time.
The Day the Wall Came DownWhy the fall of the Berlin Wall led to the world we know today.
View From Chicago
Legacy TimeWhat Obama can accomplish in two years without any cooperation from Congress.
Forget the Republican MandateWhy the president could govern with the midterm election’s nonvoters in mind.
Hearing ImpairmentHow Loretta Lynch’s confirmation could become the next skirmish over immigration and executive action.
What Could the Democrats Have Done Differently?Not much. But what they need now is bolder economic ideas, not second-guessing.
Defending the UnionSocial conservatives are riding high after defeating several Republicans who endorsed gay marriage. They want more.
Would an Iranian Nuclear Deal Be Good for Human Rights?Maybe. But a breakdown in talks could usher in another brutal crackdown.
The Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering ConundrumDid Alabama legislators redraw district lines to hurt Democrats or to disenfranchise black voters?
Obamacare Is Doomed! Everybody Panic!Not so fast, progressives. It’s far from a sure thing that the Supreme Court will destroy the Affordable Care Act.
“The Japan-U.S. Alliance Is the Cornerstone of Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Relations”An interview with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Why Did No One Listen to Ed Gillespie?Super PACs and donors didn’t think the Republican had a chance in Virginia’s Senate race. They were wrong.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Katy Waldman read about Jian Ghomeshi and “the large, triumphant, tax-cutting elephant in the room.”
The Disunited States of AmericaGridlock is only a symptom. Why our democracy may be hardwired to fail for a generation.
Pipeline PoliticsPresident Obama has been stalling on Keystone XL for years. Now he finally has to make a decision.