The Ferguson Effect
Chief Justice Roberts rules against police abuse at the Supreme Court. Maybe he finally gets it.
Burying BillWhy Hillary Clinton must turn her back on parts of her husband’s political legacy to win in 2016.
Racial Slurs Shouldn’t Be TrademarkedThe Washington football team’s name is an obstacle for interstate commerce.
Amen, Canada!The Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, understands that sectarian prayer is sectarian.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Chad Lorenz talks about running the home page, writing headlines, and his favorite picks from the magazine this week.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of April 13, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The Irony Is Rich Hillary Clinton might be progressives’ best hope at campaign finance reform.
Remembering History as FableThe emancipation of black Americans has been written out of our celebration of the Civil War’s end.
Foreign SaboteursWhen it comes to a Democratic president’s foreign policy, Republicans often side with America’s enemies.
Mr. Runner-UpIt’s not that Sen. Marco Rubio can’t win. It’s that he’s almost no one’s first choice for the top job.
The Koch Brothers Want It Both WaysHow can they support criminal justice reform and Scott Walker at the same time?
Popping the QuestionAdvice to Republican presidential candidates on how to answer the question, “Would you attend a gay wedding?”
L.A. ExistentialLos Angeles wants to shed its image as an auto-dystopia. In the era of the drought, can it sell the myth of a green, sustainable city?
Hail to the ChiefRepublicans haven’t just rejected President Obama. They have adopted Benjamin Netanyahu as their leader.
Roads & Kingdoms
Kashmir’s Heroin HighwayThe war-torn region has become a major narcotics trafficking route, sparking a new Indian drug epidemic.
Democratic DifferencesWhat the Brits and the Americans should teach each other about elections.
Hillary Clinton’s Bad Campaign Finance IdeasShe’s right that money in politics is a problem. But suggesting a constitutional amendment is foolish.
Obama’s Gift to Hillary ClintonNo modern-day president has left his potential successor a less scandal-plagued legacy than Barack Obama.
Putin’s Hard SellWhy the Russian leader’s offer to sell missiles to Iran just made the nuclear deal more attractive.
Manufacturing AuthenticityWhat Hillary Clinton has going for her that other candidates don’t.
Ignorance of the LawA recent Supreme Court ruling allows the kind of traffic stop that led to Walter Scott’s death.
What the GOP Doesn’t Get About Latino VotersThey care more about economics than immigration.