Paul Ryan, UbermenschWhy does the vice-presidential candidate keep hyping his physical prowess?
Lance’s Last StandWill the latest doping investigation prove Lance Armstrong’s guilt or exonerate him once and for all?
McCain's Visit to Palin CountryI went to a Sarah Palin rally, but all I got was a lousy handshake from John McCain.
Will Starving Yourself Help You Live Longer?A major new study says what you eat may matter more than how much you eat.
All Downhill From HereLance Armstrong's rotten Tour de France could just be the start of his troubles.
Steroids, Anyone?Tennis is one of the few sports that hasn't been tainted by doping scandals. Can any sport possibly be that clean?
Cycling's Biggest DopesA reader's guide to the new Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis books.
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.