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.
The "Why Is Hollywood Mesmerized by Washington?" Bonus SegmentIn a Slate Plus Political Gabfest bonus segment, David Plotz asks two TV writers to explain a wave of political television.
Blood on the Fourth of JulyChicago’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend was only marginally worse than last year’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend.
Conservatives Say the Poor Have It EasyA Colorado Republican was caught on video pioneering the 47 percent slur.
One Nation, Divisible?Is America in danger of fracturing into two countries, one secular, one religious?
Mississippi ChurningWill Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party army sue to overturn Thad Cochran’s Senate victory?
Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Need LiberalsThe numbers show black voters defeated her in 2008 and will make her win in 2016.
Ex-Im ExitThe years-long, Koch-funded, libertarian campaign to kill the Export-Import Bank could finally succeed.
Chris McDaniel Thinks Winning With Black Votes Is Somehow IllegitimateIt’s a notion that goes all the way back to the election of President Ulysses S. Grant.
Selfish, Selfish San FranciscoIt would be a much better city with twice the population. Instead it’s America’s largest gated community.
Who Cares What Happened at Slate This Week? David Plotz ignores weekly newsletter protocol, shares his favorite Slate reads of all time.
I Don’t Know This GuyDemocrats in red states are panicking about Obama showing up to campaign for them.
The Sci-Fi Writers’ WarThey predicted and possibly inspired the conflict in the Ukraine, and now they’re fighting it.
Obama’s Border BetThe president says there’s a “humanitarian crisis” at the border—so why is he treating it as a simple immigration problem?
Rolling CoalConservatives who show their annoyance with liberals, Obama, and the EPA by blowing black smoke from their trucks.
Obama’s “So Sue Me” Taunt Has Bipartisan AppealIt’s music to the ears of Republicans and Obama aides alike. For Democrats in battleground states, not so much.
Lack of Trust in Obama Didn’t Kill Immigration ReformGOP infighting did. But that still doesn’t leave the president with many options.
The Breakfast Table Out LoudListen to Dahlia Lithwick and Eric Posner consider faux-nanimity on the high court and what’s hinky about Hobby Lobby.
A City of ConvictsThe statistical sleight of hand that makes the U.S. crime rate seem lower than it really is.
The Ikea IllusionIt’s terrific that Ikea and other retailers are raising their wages. But it won’t matter to the millions of Americans who can’t get to where the jobs are.