The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that the U.S. cattle herd has fallen to 87.7 million, its lowest level since 1951, when there were half as many Americans. The record beef prices that are resulting will likely stretch through 2015.
The Myths of Katrina Ten years after the storm, falsehood about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.
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.