Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
America's Fears of Immigration, Terrorism, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety
Don’t Accept Putin’s Version of HistoryThe West didn’t provoke Russia. It gave it more credit than it deserved.
The Gulf That Divides UsThe Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks.
The Ebola VoterThirteen ways Democrats and Republicans are exploiting the virus for political gain.
Roads & Kingdoms
Final EditionIn Istanbul, a once-mighty newspaper that serves the country’s dwindling Greek community is in danger of collapse.
Sins of OmissionCitizenfour is a fine documentary. Too bad the director glossed over some important details—and Edward Snowden didn’t gloss over more.
Sweating the Small StuffWhy Gov. Rick Scott’s refusal to debate Charlie Crist over a fan goes all the way back to the most famous debates of all time.
Office PoliticsInside the PAC teaching corporate America how to make its employees vote for the right candidates and causes.
Justice for SaleThe Supreme Court is poised to make judicial elections even more corrupt.
Tribal PoliticsStudies suggest the overwhelming motivation behind voter ID laws is hyper-partisanship, not racism.
Why the Poor Pay $1,400 for Old iPads#MuckReads: A weekly roundup of investigative reporting from ProPublica.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine.
Southern JusticeHow an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas.
View From Chicago
A Moral MarketAltruism exchanges could ease the desperate shortage of kidneys for transplant.
The Reasonable Extremists Among UsFor right-wing Republicans, the formula is easy: Appear moderate.
Why Don’t We Have an Ebola Vaccine?Washington missed its chance to be prepared. Now, politicians are fighting over whom to blame.
Archbishop, Confess!Does Archbishop Charles Chaput give Catholic Republicans wiggle room on the death penalty?
This Year’s Most Outrageous Anti-Abortion StrategyTennessee out-crazies all the other states with its proposed constitutional amendment.