All Eyes on ObamaObama needs to put his money where his mouth is on campaign finance reform.
We the People Rise AgainHow could we (prudently) amend the Constitution by national referendum?
Crisis? What Crisis?Cheer up, America: Our nation won't default, nor is our government dysfunctional.
Abolish the White House CounselAnd the Office of Legal Counsel, too, while we're at it.
Take Your Paws off the Presidency!Does the Bush administration have a secret succession order that bypasses Congress?
Down With Plutocrats and Fat Cat DonorsGive the rest of us money to spend on campaign contributions.
A Christmas Gift for the PentagonRemember how it turned retired generals into media shills? Lax oversight means it could happen again.
What Will Congress Do About Afghanistan?Lawmakers should set new rules now for asserting their war powers later.
Hey, What About the 24th?The constitutional amendment about voting rights that the Supreme Court forgot.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash