It’s Not About Your Cat PhotosThe government almost always abuses its surveillance powers. That should trouble every American citizen.
The 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.
The 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.
Radical Solutions to Economic InequalityIf only Americans today were as open-minded about leveling the playing field as we were 100 years ago.
Lessons 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.
What New Revelations About the Media, Pa., FBI Break-In Teach Us About Intelligence Reform Today
Somewhere, J. Edgar Hoover Is SmilingThe FBI director and notorious snoop would have loved PRISM.
Things 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.
Why Is There No Liberal Ayn Rand?American conservatives have a canon. Why don’t American liberals?
The Boss of BossesOne hundred years ago, John Pierpont Morgan was called before a Congress suspicious of his bank’s power and influence. Sound familiar?
“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.
The Crazy Eyes GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Republican presidential debate, liberals losing faith in President Obama, and the current economic turmoil.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.
Making the Supercookie a Little Sweeter Nine lines of code could make Verizon’s controversial user-tracking system a bit less invasive.
The Gynandromorphs A phenomenon observed in insects, crustaceans, and birds results in animals that are both female and male.
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.