Why David Brooks Shouldn’t Talk About Poor People
The New York Times columnist believes their poverty stems from a lack of virtue.
Made in China No MoreChina, known for its counterfeit luxury goods, is now cracking down on other countries’ luxury goods.
Death From AboveAnne Hathaway’s new one-woman play explores the frightening future of the drone wars.
Why the CVS BurnedThe rioting in Baltimore wasn’t hooliganism. It was a protest against the depredations of the ghetto economy.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of April 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The Deep, Troubling Roots of Baltimore’s DeclineIf we want to save Charm City, we must begin by reversing 100 years of segregation.
Supreme Court Dispatches
An Argument for DignityJustice Anthony Kennedy seems to see a nobility of purpose in gay marriage.
“Where Are the Police?”When cities spasm with violence for complicated reasons, that’s the only question CNN wants to ask.
Give Me Liberty or Give Me EqualityThe most important questions to listen for as the Supreme Court considers gay marriage.
The Riots of ’68What the violence in the wake of the King assassination can, and can’t, teach us about Baltimore today.
A Smorgasbord of ExcusesThe defense tries a little of everything to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.
Don’t Go to Nepal to Help. Stay Home and Send Money Instead!If you hop on the next flight to Kathmandu, you will cause more problems than you solve.
Why Britain’s Biggest Political Parties May Be in Big TroubleThe country’s voters are frustrated with the status quo.
Roads & Kingdoms
Sci-Fi CityDubai’s Comic Con draws 50,000 fans and cult figures like William Shatner and Gillian Anderson. But the real attraction is the futuristic city’s homegrown talent.
Why So Many Migrants Are Dying in the MediterraneanThe problem isn’t poverty or even human trafficking. The problem is Libya.
Hillary Clinton’s Impressive Criminal Justice SpeechThe Democratic front-runner isn’t just committing herself to reform. She is making an important political decision about the race to come.
Baltimore’s Gang ProblemIs the city overrun with Bloods and Crips—or is the police department just looking for a scapegoat?
Biological BaloneyThe glaring contradiction at the heart of the anti-gay marriage argument.
A Hard BargainThe Munsee Indians sold Staten Island under duress—but not before they got the colony of New York to make some surprising concessions.
Photos of Protest, Violence, Anger, and Fire in Baltimore After the death of Freddie Gray and questions of police abuse, a city erupts.
Supreme Court Dispatches
A Free Kick InHow does the Constitution protect innocent people who are stuck in jail?
Dear John LettersA taxonomy of gay marriage arguments aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts.