BP—Blah PerformancePresident Obama's Oval Office speech was almost lousy enough to make you miss George W. Bush.
The Loneliness of the American Soccer FanThe world's most popular sport is on the rise in the United States—and my neighbors still couldn't care less about the World Cup.
How To Punish BPYour most creative, incisive, and sadistic ideas for how to make the company suffer.
Giving Credit Where Credit Is DueThe most damaged part of the American economy—consumer credit—may finally be recovering.
The Greek DramaHow Greece's efforts solve its fiscal crisis may have caused a market crisis.
Say Bom Dia to Brazilian BusinessesTheir economy is strong, and they're buying U.S. companies.
Austerity Now!Can the United States and Europe cut their way to economic prosperity? Probably not.
How To Punish BPFine? Boycott? Lawsuit? What's the best way to make the company pay for the oil spill?
Coalition of the SwillingAuthor Daniel Okrent discusses America's failed experiment with Prohibition.
Stop Complaining, Wall StreetThe Senate reform bill is much kinder to the finance industry than it deserves.
The 18-Wheeler RecoveryWhat trucking statistics—yes, trucking—can tell us about the economy.
The $2.3 Trillion Garage SaleCan the Fed unload all the assets it acquired during the meltdown without crashing Wall Street again?
The Greatest Energy Saver of Them AllThe one thing that will reduce U.S. energy use more than all Priuses, CFLs, and solar panels combined.
TODAY IN SLATE
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Can it be again?
Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive
Is he right?
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
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