King of the Dump
How a trash heap in Thailand became the scene of a philanthropic turf war.
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.
The Doomed Sandy Hook LawsuitA sweeping federal gun law could prevent the parents of the school shooting’s victims from ever getting justice.
The Supreme Court Ignores the Lessons of FergusonAs the rest of the country worries about police overreach, the justices give cops yet more latitude.
Ted Cruz Just Did Obama a Big FavorThe senator’s attempt to block the president’s immigration order may have opened the door to a number of his political appointees.
Jeb Bush Wants You to Read His EmailAnd that may be just the beginning of a very different presidential run.
The GOP’s Tortured LogicRepublicans have widely accepted Cheney’s defense of torture. If Obama is acting like a monarch, how were the Bush administration’s actions not far worse?
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?
Dick Cheney’s AmericaOf course Americans are OK with torture. Look at how we treat our prisoners.
The Big Idea
Stop Publishing the Sony HacksYou’re not promoting free speech—you’re helping to censor.
A Subtle HighDespite Congress’ attempts to block D.C.’s legalization, there’s a major pro-pot provision hidden in the 2015 spending bill.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Betsy Woodruff’s assessment of Slate’s #WarOnChristmas beat.