Played for a Fool
The Sony hacking story has unfolded just as North Korea’s propagandists would have wanted.
North Carolina’s Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck DownA conservative judge sticks up for medical ethics and the First Amendment.
Battered and BluePolice departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
America, Truck Yeah!The United States’ latest SUV-buying binge shows how badly we needed President Obama’s fuel economy rules.
Dumb and Dumber and DumbererMeet the men who set the gold standard for criminal incompetence in 2014.
Outsourced TerrorThe horrific stories of CIA-sponsored torture that aren’t in the Senate report.
Roads & Kingdoms
King of the DumpHow a trash heap in Thailand became the scene of a philanthropic turf war.
Why Selma Matters TodayThe film offers a vital lesson for those who want to confront police violence today.
The Sony Emails Are Fair GameNo, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
Jet Fuel Is Cheap. Plane Tickets Aren’t.Airlines are making record profits. Don’t bet on them passing any of that money along to you.
Is Jeb Bush Ready to Run?His early moves are smart. But does he have the temperament for the modern campaign?
What Happened at Slate This Week?Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
The One Amendment We’re Not Willing to Give UpThe Senate torture report and Sony’s retreat are reminders of what Americans are willing to sacrifice—and what we aren’t.
We Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
The New Age of CyberwarfareWhy we should expect more attacks on companies like Sony Pictures.
Obama’s Motives Are Clear, but Why Does Cuba Want to Re-establish Relations With the U.S.?
The Cuban Embargo Is One of the Least Effective Foreign Policy Initiatives in U.S. History
What White Privilege Really MeansIt’s not about what whites get. It’s about what blacks don’t.