“Stand Your Ground” NationAmerica used to value the concept of retreat. Now we just shoot.
How Can You Explain “Color” to an 11-Year-Old?Alan Alda’s challenge to scientists: Let kids be the judges.
The Left Fights BackThis weekend’s massive protest in North Carolina shows that the GOP doesn’t own morality.
The XX Factor
Next in the War on the War on Women, Republicans Debut the "Who Are You Callin' a Lady?" Tack
Lessons of the Bob McDonnell ScandalWealthy donors are never your friends, and living within your means is only a rule for chumps.
Judge Leon’s NSA #SlatepitchThe wacky idea that giving away your data creates a greater expectation of privacy.
Un-PeopleThe conservative crusade to declare everything a “person”—corporations, fertilized eggs—will have disastrous consequences.
Taking the “Meh” out of MetadataHow the government can discover your health problems, political beliefs, and religious practices using just your metadata.
Finally!Anti-choice activists have been gunning hard to outlaw abortion. Today, the Democrats pushed back.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Say a Prayer for the Supreme CourtCan the justices settle the world’s religious differences? Not a chance in hell.
Dear President Obama, This Is Why Judges MatterTwo Bush appointees deliver body blows to reproductive rights—and demonstrate the power of the bench.
Half MeasuresThe Texas abortion ruling gives a major victory to pro-choicers and a minor one to pro-lifers, but settles nothing.
Pre-RacialJustice Clarence Thomas says blacks didn’t think about race in the 1950s South.
God vs. the GovernmentThe Little Sisters case is not about a form. It’s about who gets to decide what the form means.
The Blame Maureen GameBob McDonnell was greedy for golf clubs while Maureen coveted clothes. Why is it so much easier to despise the wife?
Corporations Are People, the Biblical SequelThe Supreme Court will decide whether companies don’t have to cover contraception because they have religious beliefs.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Toronto’s GolemRob Ford delights Canadians by ending their centuries-long reputation for dorkiness.
The Fight to Criminalize Early-Term AbortionsNew rulings in Texas and Oklahoma could challenge the last remnant of Roe v. Wade.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Inside Higher Ed
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore And schools are getting worried.
160 Countries Host Marches to Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.