IndefensibleWhy Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s lawyer is leaving the defense team—and the Army.
Nice Try, ObamaThe president’s latest accommodation to the contraception mandate has one problem: Religious employers won’t go for it.
What the Treatment of Two American Prisoners Tells Us About the ISIS–al-Qaida Grudge Match
Obama Should Lead a New NATOIt’s the best way for him to leave a meaningful foreign policy legacy.
The Two Very Different Worlds of FergusonThe white community is worried about the city’s image. The black community wants justice.
Roads & Kingdoms
Beaches and Bodies in BuenaventuraCan a city known for bloody gang wars become a tourist mecca?
Everything That Went Wrong in FergusonA timeline of the authorities’ many missteps in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death.
Advice for Ferguson From the Supreme CourtIf you don’t want to get tear gassed, stop “protesting” and start “counseling.”
Why Did Obama Say So Little About Ferguson?We hoped he would bring racial understanding. But with two years left, there’s nothing Obama can say about race that doesn’t lead to more rancor.
Do the UAE’s Airstrikes in Libya Mean the United States Is Losing Influence in the Middle East?
Koch 101The Koch brothers are paying millions to inject libertarian ideas into high school curriculums.
What Happened at Slate This Week?The Gist’s Mike Pesca shares the stories that most intrigued him this past week.
Protesting the ProsecutionDemonstrators say St. Louis prosecutor Robert McCulloch has a long-standing and personal bias in favor of the police.