The 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.
Donald Trump, Made in ChinaHow Chinese-driven job losses have fueled the Republican’s insurgent candidacy.
Does Ted Cruz Have a “Birther” Problem?Why Donald Trump’s new attack on the Texas senator is pitch perfect.
Rubio Is Trying to Win Conservatives by Promising to Rig the GameWhy the Florida senator is backing that strange proposal to hold a constitutional convention.
“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.
Ted 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.
Is 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.
What If Republican Voters Don’t Value Seriousness Anymore?That would be bad news for every GOP candidate, with one obvious exception.
Marco Rubio Isn’t Running Like a WinnerThe Florida senator doesn’t understand what it takes to win the White House.
Why 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.
Lethal Force as First ResortTamir Rice’s death is what happens when we don’t require police to accept risk.
Ben Carson Needs to Get Over HimselfHe can blame his staff, but his campaign’s problems have always run much deeper.
Why Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage Is the Proto-TrumpThey have both succeeded on a mix of bullying, racism, and a white middle-class fears.
What 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.
The 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.
North 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.
Trump’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.
What Do the Oregon Extremists Want?Is this really a dispute over grazing rights—or a sign of a deeper, scarier divide?
Trump StrongThe GOP front-runner’s first ad wants to scare you into thinking he is the only one who can keep you safe.
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Jeb the DestroyerBush’s campaign strategy is a perfect capstone to the ineptitude of the Republican establishment.
Of Course Bill Clinton’s Extramarital Affairs Are “Fair Game” But that doesn’t mean anyone will care.
GOP Elites Want You to Believe That Iowa Doesn’t MatterUnless the candidate is Donald Trump. That’s self-serving nonsense.
The Deadliest Scourge You Probably Haven’t Heard OfToxic substances kill more Americans than guns each year. And Congress is protecting the killers.