The Case for Marijuana ReparationsThe war on weed was foolish and costly. If we can admit that, then we should also be able to admit that it’s time to make amends to those who were most harmed by those laws.
Inside the Anti-Obamacare CarnivalLibertarian foes of the health care law are celebrating big victories—and have more Champagne to pop.
A Budget Cut by Any Other NamePaul Ryan is promising his sweeping poverty reforms won’t mean less money for the poor. History says otherwise.
Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Is PaternalisticIt’s also a thoughtful, compassionate blueprint for a better social safety net.
The Crisis in Black HomeownershipHow the recession turned owners into renters and obliterated black American wealth.
National Review’s Dishonest HistoryJohn Fund thinks blacks have been fooled into supporting Democrats. That’s even more insulting than his misleading history of Jim Crow laws.
“Solidarity With Israel”A Birthright trip convinced an American with shaky Hebrew that he was ready to die for another country.
Inside the Most Insanely Pro-Israel Meeting You Could Ever AttendThe Christians United for Israel want nothing less than total victory.
America’s Long History of Immigrant ScaremongeringConservatives claim that the young immigrants crossing the border are diseased and pose a dangerous public health risk. It’s a sad American tradition.
Who Cares What Happened at Slate This Week? David Plotz ignores weekly newsletter protocol, shares his favorite Slate reads of all time.
The Idea MenThe Republican Party’s presidential hopefuls are full of ideas. But will any of these policy innovations survive, let alone save, the GOP?
“Skip the Commentary, Find the Reporting”How Will Saletan kept up with this week’s news from Israel and Gaza.
The Man the Chamber of Commerce Can’t BeatRep. Justin Amash was supposed to be an easy target for GOP centrists. He is on his way to an easy victory.
Giving Them the BusinessIs it wise for Republicans to attack Democrats for their wealth and business experience?
The Terrorist Logic in Support of IsraelThis New York University scholar believes Palestinian civilians are legitimate targets because Gazans voted for Hamas.
Friends With BenefitsHow a closer relationship with Mexico could help solve the child migrant crisis.
Arizona’s Checkpoint RebellionLiberals, libertarians, retirees, and activists protest against immigration patrols far from the border.
The Left FlankProgressives Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu are on a mission to push the New York governor’s race to the left.
Florida Déjà VoodooWhy there is no reform that could be better for progressives than redistricting reform.
Photo-ReadyObama has conditioned us to think theatrical photo ops are meaningful. He can’t expect us to think differently when it suits him.