The Little Sisters of the Poor Get Their Day at the Supreme CourtIs opting out of part of the Affordable Care Act a religious burden?
Questions Rachel Maddow Should Ask the Democrats Running for PresidentHow they think about the Supreme Court could be their most important qualification.
The Family BusinessJeb Bush probably wishes his father and brother weren’t discussing their presidencies while he is struggling to reach the same heights.
Let Fox News Host All of the Republican Debates!Then the GOP’s presidential candidates would have to find something else to whine about.
Watch an Incredible 1983 Clip Foreshadowing Canada’s New LeadershipA gorgeous, inspiring reminder of how far the world has come.
The Athens of OhioWhat a historian discovered when she trained her eye on the town she calls home.
Hillary Clinton Is Stepping Up Her Smear Campaign Against BernieFirst she suggested the Vermont senator was sexist. Now she’s reaching for the race card.
Paul Ryan’s First Shutdown FightHouse Republicans have their new speaker. Trouble will soon follow.
Rubio Is Lying About Hillary LyingThe Republican candidate’s claims about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi fall apart under scrutiny.
View From Chicago
Has Obama Upheld the Rule of Law?A new book claims to get inside his presidency, but it misses the point.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Rachel E. Gross rounds up a very direct, matter-of-fact week.
Today in Slate
Fear Itself?ISIS might be expanding its scope, and Kentucky's governor-elect might seriously threaten Obamacare.
Worked to DeathHow victims are shut out of the workers’ comp system by big bills, bad laws, and companies that will do anything but pay.
A New, Scarier Phase in the War Against ISISIf the group really did put a bomb on that Russian plane, we’re in big trouble.
Canary in a Coal MineWhy Kentucky’s new GOP governor will be a test case for Republicans across the country.
Sorry, Not SorryJudges and juries believe they can tell when a defendant is remorseful. They can’t.
The Worst LawyersDeath sentences are down across the country—except for where one of these guys is the defense attorney.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Scalia Sticks Up for a Child Pornography ConvictNino still has a few surprises left in him.
Republicans Are Destroying Their Chances With Latino VotersAnd it will get worse as the GOP primary continues.
Today in Slate
Slaying Sacred CowsGreat art doesn’t need to be subtle, and American progress isn’t inevitable.