History for DummiesThe troubling popularity of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.
The Sorry Lot of a Bush Cabinet SecretaryThey've been powerless since the 1700s. But Bush's have it worse than most.
Tax Cuts in Camelot?JFK lowered taxes, but supply-siders wrongly claim he's their patron saint.
Cincinnatus for PresidentListen up, Wesley Clark! Here's how generals get elected president.
The FactsPhilip Roth revisits an era when America's pluralist future was far from certain.
Nixon the PopulistThe Democratic presidential candidates are falling into the trap Nixon set 50 years ago.
Notes From the UndergroundA documentary about the Weathermen shows how far we've come since the '60s.
The POW in the American ImaginationWhy we're obsessed with American soldiers captured by the enemy.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
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
Sympathy for the Devil Why it’s wrong to call John Calipari just another cog in the evil NCAA machine.