Virginia Is BrokenAnd low-income Virginians who fall into the Medicaid gap will suffer for it.
So, You Missed Oral Argument … AGAIN?Oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case in four minutes of video.
“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.
Justice Roberts Hearts BillionairesThe chief either doesn’t believe, or doesn’t care, that money corrupts politics.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Is the Contraception Mandate Doomed?It sure looks that way after the Hobby Lobby argument.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is IrreplaceableAll you liberals trying to push her out, think about that.
Guilt by AssociationSenate blocks Obama’s pick to head the civil rights division because he’s fought for civil rights.
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.
TODAY IN SLATE
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How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse
An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.