My Name Is Jehovah, and I’ll Be Taking Care of You TonightWhy do we pay waiters more than God?
Is There Anything Left To Sanction in North Korea?A guide to doing business legally with the hermit kingdom.
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Steep Hills ...Why did the U.S. Postal Service sponsor a cycling team?
How Many Times Can You Recycle a Piece of Paper?And why does China buy your crumpled Christmas-present wrappings?
Does Anyone Still Practice the Mayan Religion?If the world ends Friday, someone should get to take the credit.
Why Is the NRA So Powerful?How the gun lobby leverages modest resources into outsized influence.
Why Are Anti-Union Laws Called “Right To Work”?A mini-Explainer on the history of management’s favorite political catchphrase.
Do Corporate Name Changes Ever Work?BlackBerry joins Sony, Exxon, Datsun, and Unisys in an expensive gamble.
Congratulations, Mr. President. And Thanks for the Cheez-Its.A mini-Explainer on how much the inauguration cost, and who paid for it.
Can Colin Powell Really Be Speaker of the House?Plus, why John Boehner might not be in line for the presidency.
Is the Second Amendment the Second Most Important?The order of the Bill of Rights is an argument for gun control.
Is John Boehner Allowed To Lower the Flag to Half-Staff?A mini-Explainer on who controls the height of Old Glory.
Whose Smile Is It, Anyway?Can researchers reconstruct the smile of the real Mona Lisa from skeletal remains?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Democrats’ War at Home How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps
Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.
Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.