What We Lost With the Loss of the New RepublicThe magazine’s heterodox liberalism is what made it unique. And it’s that very voice that is being crowded out.
Sick to His StomachJohn F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech on religious freedom gives Rick Santorum a bellyache—it shouldn’t.
Beware the Military-Industrial ComplexEisenhower's farewell address has been completely misunderstood.
The Hidden History of the Espionage ActThe much-maligned 1917 law had a real purpose—stopping spies and saboteurs.
Too Big To Fail, the 1912 VersionHow Wilson and Roosevelt tried to roll back the power of corporations.
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, UnpluggedAllen C. Guelzo's book strips away the nostalgia around this classic encounter.
Stop Eulogizing Gore VidalHe was a racist and an elitist, forever mourning the decline of his era of aristocratic privilege.
Dorothy Burlingham's TwinsThe study that explained why it's not so wonderful to have a look-alike.
Rewinding the Kennedy-Nixon DebatesDid JFK really win because he looked better on television?
Elena Kagan Could Have Been a Superb HistorianTwo history professors read the nominee's undergraduate thesis.
The Old Soldier Hasn't DiedForget about McChrystal; Obama's real problem is MacArthurism.
Charlotte Was Different An all-too-familiar story—an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer—with an unfamiliar ending.
Even Appalachia Is Walking Away From Coal Why the Tennessee Valley Authority is about to retire a massive chunk of its coal-burning plants.
Financial Firms Hire Academics to Conduct Favorable Research. This One Got Caught, Thanks to Elizabeth Warren.
What We Talk About When We Talk About the Man Bun A man and a woman who sometimes wears a bun debate.
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The Empire Podcast: The Second Season Is Here Hear Slate’s complete commentary on the newest Empire episodes.
Why Do-Gooders Make the Rest of Us Uncomfortable Larissa MacFarquhar explores unchecked idealism in Strangers Drowning.