Jan. 10 2016 8:01 PMThe Real Ted CruzI studied nearly every word the Texas senator uttered during the immigration showdown. He may be the most spectacular liar ever to run for president.
Jan. 8 2016 4:33 PMWhy Do Republicans Dislike Jeb Bush So Much?He’s not just losing. He is loathed. 
Jan. 8 2016 1:15 PMDonald Trump, Made in ChinaHow Chinese-driven job losses have fueled the Republican’s insurgent candidacy.
Jan. 7 2016 6:26 PMDoes Ted Cruz Have a “Birther” Problem?Why Donald Trump’s new attack on the Texas senator is pitch perfect.
Jan. 6 2016 6:21 PMRubio Is Trying to Win Conservatives by Promising to Rig the GameWhy the Florida senator is backing that strange proposal to hold a constitutional convention. 
Jan. 6 2016 1:50 PM“Iran Is the Arsonist and the Fire Brigade”Middle East expert Karim Sadjadpour on Saudi Arabia’s relationship with Iran, ISIS’s lack of enemies in the region, and whether the Sunni-Shiite split can ever be fixed.
Jan. 5 2016 5:31 PMTed Cruz Thinks Donald Trump Is Too Soft on ImmigrationYes, the Texas senator is moving to Trump’s right. And that has the GOP losing its mind.
Jan. 4 2016 7:19 PMIs the Oregon Standoff Evidence of a Racial Double Standard?Not really. And we are in danger of drawing the wrong lessons from the fact that these armed militiamen are white.
Jan. 4 2016 4:14 PMWhat If Republican Voters Don’t Value Seriousness Anymore?That would be bad news for every GOP candidate, with one obvious exception.
Dec. 30 2015 4:00 PMMarco Rubio Isn’t Running Like a WinnerThe Florida senator doesn’t understand what it takes to win the White House.
Dec. 29 2015 6:10 PMWhy Hasn’t Hillary Clinton’s Civil Rights Work Influenced Her Policy Agenda?It shaped her views on racial inequality, but it hasn’t made a mark on her presidential campaign.
Dec. 28 2015 9:34 PMLethal Force as First ResortTamir Rice’s death is what happens when we don’t require police to accept risk.
Dec. 28 2015 3:59 PMBen Carson Needs to Get Over HimselfHe can blame his staff, but his campaign’s problems have always run much deeper.
Dec. 24 2015 11:45 AMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Dec. 21.
Dec. 23 2015 4:24 PMHow Trump Beats CruzThe populist real estate magnate can define Cruz as just another politician controlled by special interests.
Jan. 8 2016 4:39 PMWhy Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage Is the Proto-TrumpThey have both succeeded on a mix of bullying, racism, and a white middle-class fears. 
Jan. 8 2016 4:21 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Marie Kondo isn’t a tedious fad, Tristram Shandy isn’t a short book, and everything’s more complicated than you think. 
Jan. 8 2016 5:56 AMThe Road to ReagandomHow Reagan’s eight-year gig as the host of General Electric Theater sparked his conservative conversion and became the genesis of his political career. 
Jan. 7 2016 4:45 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Jan. 4.
Jan. 6 2016 6:10 PMNorth Korea’s Nuclear Test Isn’t As Dangerous As Kim Jong-un Wants Us to Believe Still, the reclusive dictator is unpredictable, and that is something to worry about.
Jan. 5 2016 7:53 PMTrump’s Anti–Bill Clinton Strategy Shows How Much the GOP Is Counting on Old Voters  Young voters either don’t remember Bill’s infidelities, or they don’t care.
Jan. 5 2016 11:54 AMWhat Do the Oregon Extremists Want?Is this really a dispute over grazing rights—or a sign of a deeper, scarier divide?
Jan. 4 2016 5:05 PMTrump StrongThe GOP front-runner’s first ad wants to scare you into thinking he is the only one who can keep you safe.
Dec. 31 2015 11:38 AMOur Favorite Reads of 2015Slate writers and editors pick their favorite stories from around the Web.
Dec. 30 2015 3:52 PMJeb the DestroyerBush’s campaign strategy is a perfect capstone to the ineptitude of the Republican establishment.
Dec. 29 2015 3:52 PMOf Course Bill Clinton’s Extramarital Affairs Are “Fair Game” But that doesn’t mean anyone will care.
Dec. 28 2015 4:43 PMGOP Elites Want You to Believe That Iowa Doesn’t MatterUnless the candidate is Donald Trump. That’s self-serving nonsense.
Dec. 25 2015 11:33 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?I read somber things and I read festive things.
Dec. 24 2015 7:00 AMThe Deadliest Scourge You Probably Haven’t Heard OfToxic substances kill more Americans than guns each year. And Congress is protecting the killers.
Dec. 23 2015 2:22 PMThe Counter-Establishment CandidateTed Cruz has unified disparate forces to create a formidable campaign.