Does Donald Trump represent the ascendancy of white nationalism on the American right?
Stand With Kim!Republican candidates aren’t really sure what they are supposed to say about the jailing of Kim Davis.
Sonia Sotomayor, OutsiderIn a remarkable conversation, the justice talks about why she doesn’t feel like she belongs on the Supreme Court.
The Best IntentionsAfter the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Manhattan Project scientists tried to advocate for nuclear de-escalation—instead, they unwittingly abetted the Vietnam War.
How Can This Possibly Happen?Geoffrey Sant wrote about drivers in China who intentionally kill pedestrians. Ask him anything.
The Trump TestHow Republican candidates respond to the Donald tells us a lot about what kind of presidents they would be.
Why the RNC’s Loyalty Pledge Was a Huge MistakeThe GOP just made its “Donald Trump problem” even worse.
What Would It Take for Bernie to Win?He is a good presidential candidate. But that won’t be nearly enough.
Has the Republican Establishment Created a Monster?They wrote big checks to Jeb Bush before they knew what type of candidate he would be. Now he may become the spoiler they fear.
Obama’s Jewish Problem10 principles that have guided the president’s most difficult conversations with Jews.
What Hillary Clinton’s New Batch of Emails Actually RevealsThis Clinton controversy—like all Clinton controversies—will never be resolved.
The Myths of KatrinaTen years after the storm, falsehoods about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of Aug. 24, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Europe’s Deadly DenialThe refugee crisis is the consequence of Europe’s refusal to confront the wars on its borders.
The Pardon Process Is BrokenPresidents are granting clemency far less often than they once did. Why?
Why Do We Get Labor Day Off?Raise a glass to the desperate politicking of Grover Cleveland.
Roads & Kingdoms
The Siege of Xian VillageAn ancient Chinese community in the shade of skyscrapers fights for survival.
How Trump Outsmarted the GOPThe real estate magnate didn’t just pledge his loyalty to the Republican Party. The GOP pledged itself to Trump.
“This Is a Fundamentally Different Way of Policing”Can Susan Herman repair the broken relationship between the New York Police Department and the city’s most disadvantaged residents?
Texas Two-Steps All Over Voting RightsIt says it can make voting as difficult as it wants to, and any law that says otherwise is unconstitutional.
Why Democrats Have the Right to Be Angry With ClintonHer email scandal was easy to predict and avoid.
Make This Death Not in VainHow did a mentally ill man charged with a trivial crime waste away in jail for months?
Donald Trump Isn’t the GOP’s Biggest ProblemThe trouble is that the party still doesn’t have a plausible champion waiting in the wings.
What Happened at Slate This Week?International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Roads & Kingdoms
Turf WarOnce regarded as a symbol of backwardness, Iceland’s historic turf-roofed homes are making a comeback.