Uber Isn’t the Problem
It’s not the company’s fault that driving a car—and coughing up steep commissions—is an attractive option for so many Americans.
The Brilliant Legal Strategy Behind the FIFA BustFIFA isn’t the culprit—it’s the victim.
You’re All OutA defense attorney uncovers a brazen scheme to manipulate evidence, and prosecutors and police finally get caught.
The Big ShowWith so many GOP candidates vying for a spot on the debate stage, the stragglers have little choice: Wow them anyway you can.
Georgia JusticeThe Supreme Court will review a case of blatant racism by prosecutors. For once, there’s a paper trail.
Only Voters Count?Conservatives ask the Supreme Court to restrict states’ rights and overturn precedent.
The Strong, Loud TypeChris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
Hillary’s BubblesWhy Clinton’s longtime friends and confidants pose a special challenge for her presidential ambitions.
Roads & Kingdoms
Marooned in the DesertSixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
Why Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?A few are real contenders. The rest are going along for the ride.
The Man Who Would Be KingVirginian Jeremiah Heaton went viral last year by proclaiming himself king of “North Sudan.” Now he says he did it all to save mankind.
How Police Learn When to ShootThey watch a grim canon of videos in which their colleagues have been killed in the line of duty.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of May 25, curated by Slate writers and editors.
BoyhoodAn astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America.
The Best Police Blotter in AmericaThe procedural poetry of the Sheriff’s Calls column in the Point Reyes Light.
Left FieldHillary Clinton may be the front-runner, but the tandem of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is offering liberals a powerful voice.
The Myth of the Hero CopPolice officers earn more than you think for a job that’s less dangerous than you imagine.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Aiding RepressionEthiopia is jailing journalists and crushing civil society activists. Why won’t the Obama administration speak up?
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Our Best Presidents Are Flip-FloppersWe shouldn’t criticize presidential candidates who change with the political winds. We should celebrate them.
Iraq’s Least Worst OptionsIf we want to defeat ISIS, we are going to have to accept some outcomes we don’t like.