The Myths of Katrina
Ten years after the storm, falsehood about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.
What Happened at Slate This Week?International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Roads & Kingdoms
Turf WarOnce regarded as a symbol of backwardness, Iceland’s historic turf-roofed homes are making a comeback.
How the Iran Deal Will Pass—and Why It ShouldLawmakers decided to read the actual agreement.
What’s the Difference?How Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor brought wisdom to the Supreme Court.
End of the LineAfter Katrina, the second line became a symbol of New Orleans’ resilience. But the survival of the parades—and the neighborhoods the revelers called home—is far from assured.
Where Black Lives Matter BeganHurricane Katrina exposed our nation’s amazing tolerance for black pain.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of Aug. 17, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Donald Trump, Voice of the Bottom-FeedersHe has brought the language and ideas of birthers, truthers, and conspiracy theorists onto the national stage.
Roads & Kingdoms
Chinese ChukkersFor China’s 1 percent, the sport of kings is a gateway to the global elite.
No Vote Left BehindAn overlooked group of voters could hand the White House to the GOP—if the GOP is smart enough to court them.
The Liberty to End One’s LifeHow the marriage equality movement led the way for death with dignity.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of Aug. 24, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The Donald’s Secret WeaponTrump is leading the GOP field thanks to nativism, but he may have just found a way to broaden his appeal.
Tim Pawlenty 2.0?Scott Walker’s presidential campaign is flailing, and it’s not just because of Trump.
View From Chicago
Trump Is the Only Candidate Talking About a Taboo SubjectCould immigrants really change American cultural and political values?
“A Profound, Glaring Injustice”Sen. Cory Booker on mass incarceration—and the hard choices we’ll need to make if we want to end it.
Not Just Anti-HispanicThe GOP could be angering Asian voters with its latest nativist turn and dooming itself to a repeat of 2012.
What Happened at Slate This Week?The best part of the week? Meeting members like you at happy hours in New York and D.C.
St. Louis Police Try a Strange Old TacticOfficers tried to subdue a crowd of protesters by banging their batons on the ground in unison. Does that work?
“1 Shot Fired by Officer”The shape-shifting story of a cop who pulled over a driver and ended up shooting himself.