Beverly Gage

Beverly Gage, a Yale history professor, is the author of The Day Wall Street Exploded.

June 30 2014 6:08 PMShould You Care About the Fate of Unions?If you care about income inequality you should.
June 10 2013 6:03 PMIt’s Not About Your Cat PhotosThe government almost always abuses its surveillance powers. That should trouble every American citizen.
April 22 2013 10:26 AMUnanswered Questions About WatergateThere are many—why is no one asking them?
Nov. 9 2012 10:08 AMHow Close Was This Election?Very close. Whatever happened to landslides?
Political Gabfest
Aug. 10 2012 12:36 PMThe Ode to Nixon GabfestListen to Slate's show about Mitt Romney’s tax plan, shifting public attitudes on climate change, and a New Yorker profile of Paul Ryan.
Political Gabfest
March 30 2012 1:03 PMThe Eat Your Broccoli GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act arguments, possible political fallout from the decision, and the pros and cons of judicial elections.
Feb. 15 2012 6:50 AMRadical Solutions to Economic InequalityIf only Americans today were as open-minded about leveling the playing field as we were 100 years ago.
Nov. 2 2011 2:12 PMLessons for Occupy Wall StreetTake a cue from the only social movement that has ever made a real dent in the nation’s extremes of wealth and poverty.
History Lesson
Oct. 19 2007 12:45 PMThe Rockefellers and the Angry CommonersA century ago, the super-rich had to contend with class warfare.
Jan. 9 2014 12:45 PMWhat New Revelations About the Media, Pa., FBI Break-In Teach Us About Intelligence Reform Today
June 7 2013 1:10 PMSomewhere, J. Edgar Hoover Is SmilingThe FBI director and notorious snoop would have loved PRISM.
Dec. 17 2012 9:48 AMThings Can ChangeA century ago, there were forms of brutal violence considered so thoroughly American that they could never be banished. Today, they no longer exist.
Aug. 13 2012 2:23 PMWhy Is There No Liberal Ayn Rand?American conservatives have a canon. Why don’t American liberals?
May 23 2012 12:18 PMThe Boss of BossesOne hundred years ago, John Pierpont Morgan was called before a Congress suspicious of his bank’s power and influence. Sound familiar?
March 29 2012 7:15 AM“A Drunkard in the Gutter Is Just Where He Ought To Be”Meet the man who invented the GOP’s defense of the wealthy—in 1883.
Life And Art
Nov. 10 2011 1:21 PMInternal AffairsWere J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson lovers?
Political Gabfest
Aug. 12 2011 5:22 PMThe Crazy Eyes GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Republican presidential debate, liberals losing faith in President Obama, and the current economic turmoil.
Tv Week
Sept. 20 2007 3:53 PMOld Soldiers Never LieKen Burns' The War tells great stories, but is it great history?


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Watch Flashes of Lightning Created in a Lab  
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Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.