David Plotz David Plotz

David Plotz is Slate's editor at large. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.

Political Gabfest
Dec. 20 2013 12:02 PMShould Supreme Court Justices Make Way for the Next Generation?
Political Gabfest
Dec. 6 2013 1:22 PMThe Motor City Massacre GabfestListen to Slate's show about a federal lawsuit that could gut Obamacare, minimum wage strikes, and Detroit's bankruptcy.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 22 2013 3:04 PMLive From Brooklyn: The Ich Bin Ein Gabfester GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Kennedy assassination and how the U.S. would be different if he'd lived.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 15 2013 1:43 PMThe Don't You Dare Call It a Catfight GabfestListen to Slate's show about saving Obamacare, whether Elizabeth Warren could beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, and what driving laws cyclists should have to follow.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 8 2013 11:23 AMWhy Rand Paul's Plagiarism Won't Doom His Presidential Aspirations
Political Gabfest
Nov. 1 2013 10:59 AMThe Maybe the NSA Should Run Healthcare.gov GabfestBazelon, Dickerson, and Plotz on Obamacare's ongoing woes, NSA spying on allied leaders, and racial profiling by New York department stores.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 25 2013 11:21 AMThe Healthcare.bomb GabfestSlate's popular weekly political podcast covers the healthcare.gov debacle, and the outing of @Natsecwonk.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 16 2013 7:04 PMGabfest Extra: Day 16—The End, for NowDavid Plotz, John Dickerson, and Ross Douthat on the likely end of the shutdown.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 14 2013 6:06 PMGabfest Extra: Day 14, Deal or No Deal?David Plotz and John Dickerson on the emerging Senate deal.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 11 2013 11:17 AMThe Political Gabfest: “Do You Believe in the Devil?” GabfestBazelon, Dickerson, and Plotz on the government shutdown, Justice Scalia's interview with New York, and more campaign finance at the Supreme Court.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 8 2013 6:49 PMGabfest Extra: Day 8 of the Government ShutdownBazelon and Plotz on the legal questions raised by the D.C. impasse.
Slate Fare
Oct. 7 2013 8:36 AMThe Slate Store Is Open for BusinessIf you’ve always wanted a wicked Slate coffee mug or a wry Gabfest T-shirt, here’s your chance.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 4 2013 1:59 PMThe “How Clean Is Your CR?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the government shutdown, the Obamacare rollout, and Jews leaving their faith behind.
Oct. 2 2013 4:59 PMThe Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C.A gloriously funny exhibition. And no, it has nothing to do with our political system.
Slate Fare
Sept. 22 2013 11:49 PMSlate’s New LookWe’ve redesigned the site to make it more beautiful and easier to use.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 13 2013 3:12 PMDo Tech and Wealth Ruin Cities?
Political Gabfest
Nov. 29 2013 3:16 PMThe Hobby Lobby Liberal Sobby GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Iranian nuclear deal, the religious rights of corporations, and the future of the filibuster.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 21 2013 7:09 PMGabfest Extra: The Nuclear OptionDavid Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the Senate Democrats’ vote to end filibusters of most presidential appointments.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 12 2013 12:07 PMThe “It's Not Plagiarism If You Say It in a Loud Voice” EditionA transcript of the Nov. 8 Political Gabfest.
Political Gabfest
Nov. 4 2013 12:10 PMMaybe the NSA Should Run Healthcare.govA transcript of the Nov. 1 Political Gabfest.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 28 2013 5:36 PMAn Experiment: We’re Posting the Whole Transcript of This Week’s Political Gabfest
Political Gabfest
Oct. 18 2013 12:05 PMThe "Was That the Alamo or the Battle of the Bulge?" GabfestBazelon, Dickerson, and Plotz on the long-term implications of the shutdown and Facebook's privacy settings for teens.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 15 2013 8:15 PMGabfest Extra: Day 15, Veering Around MadlyDavid Plotz, John Dickerson, and Matt Yglesias on Capitol Hill confusion.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 11 2013 6:44 PMGabfest Extra: Day 11, Not So FastDavid Plotz and Ezra Klein on whether the emerging Obama/GOP deal is a cure or a band aid.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 9 2013 6:40 PMGabfest Extra: Day 9, Glimmers of Hope?Plotz and Weigel on signs of movement in the budget/debt ceiling showdown.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 7 2013 6:19 PMGabfest Extra: Day 7 of the Government Shutdown
Political Gabfest
Oct. 4 2013 6:07 PMGabfest Extra: The Government Shutdown, Day 4Dickerson and Plotz on the end of Week 1 and a look ahead to Week 2.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 2 2013 6:26 PMGabfest Extra: The Government Shutdown, Day 2Dickerson and Plotz on whether there are any signs of a thaw.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 27 2013 12:27 PMThe Ted Cruz Is One Angry Canadian GabfestListen to Slate's show about Congress' debtageddon negotiations, the thaw with Iran, and whether revenge porn should be illegal.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 20 2013 12:25 PMThe Washington on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown GabfestListen to Slate's show about mass shootings and gun control, the looming government shutdown, and the pope's startling interview.




Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Altered State
Sept. 17 2014 11:51 PM The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 17 2014 11:48 PM Spanking Is Great for Sex Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting.
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?