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.
Iowa’s Early Birds Republican presidential candidates are trying to figure out the secret of success in the Hawkeye State.
The XX Factor
GOP Women Stopped the 20-Week Abortion Bill. That’s Not Standing Up for Reproductive Rights.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Traffic swami Jeremy Stahl tallies his favorite stories of the week, from #Ballghazi to #SotU.