Please Stop Talking, John Kerry
America’s chief diplomat is saying way too much about the Iran deal.
Behind the Scenes
The Great Writing Vs. Talking DebateIs it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
Poison ControlMuch of the Russian media is toxic. Here’s how the U.S. can help the journalists who are not.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of July 20, curated by Slate writers and editors.
“Somersaults of Statutory Interpretation”Justice Scalia warns that his fellow justices’ opinions are a danger to the nation.
Should Colorado Execute James Holmes?A jury will soon sentence the mentally ill mass murderer.
The TrumpeterDonald Trump is unlikely to be president for many reasons. One is his lack of modesty.
“These People Need to Know What We Have Gone Through”The victims of crime who go to prisons to confront criminals, and why they do it.
The Case for Covering TrumpThe Donald can’t win the nomination, but the media has a duty to cover his bigoted, doomed, PR stunt of a campaign anyway.
What Happened at Slate This Week?How I learned that you shouldn’t assume the worst of people solely because they disagree with you about a TV show.
Double GenocideLithuania wants to erase its ugly history of Nazi collaboration—by accusing Jewish partisans who fought the Germans of war crimes.
Roads & Kingdoms
Trouble in UtopiaIndia’s Auroville was envisioned as an international community free of government, money, religion, and strife. It hasn’t exactly worked out quite as planned.
Why Was Sandra Bland Still in Jail?She couldn’t pay her bond. How a bail system the Justice Department has called unconstitutional may have contributed to her death.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Wedge IssueTrump has said running America would be a lot like running one of his golf courses. Is that true?
Immoral ConvictionsOpponents of marriage equality are pushing a breathtakingly bad bill.
Blame the PoliceSandra Bland’s arrest and death are a national scandal. The police are responsible.
“Haitian Devil, Go to Your Country”The heartbreaking plight of Haitian refugees, caught between a country that doesn’t want them and one that can’t support them.
Trump’s Not Done YetWhy his comments about McCain and his doxing of Graham won’t end his candidacy.
More Than a Food FightWhy Hillary should take the Black Lives Matter Netroots fracas seriously.
Roads & Kingdoms
Slow Boat to YemenWith thousands fleeing the war-torn country, getting in isn’t that easy.