Watch the Political Gabfest TapingSpy on David, John, and Emily during the July 24 recording of the Gabfest.
Who Cares What Happened at Slate This Week? David Plotz ignores weekly newsletter protocol, shares his favorite Slate reads of all time.
The "Why Is Hollywood Mesmerized by Washington?" Bonus SegmentIn a Slate Plus Political Gabfest bonus segment, David Plotz asks two TV writers to explain a wave of political television.
The Political Gabfest: The “Inside Baseball” Bonus SegmentListen to election law expert Rick Hasen explain recent court rulings that could shape 2016.
“If I Could Nail the Right First Sentence …”Editor David Plotz highlights some of his favorite Slate ledes.
Slate Voice: “Watching the Couples Go By”Listen to David Plotz read his all-time favorite Slate essay.
After David’s Announcement How did David Plotz feel after he delivered his big news to the Slate team?
ICYMI: Watch a Live Taping of the Political GabfestSpy on David and John during the July 3rd recording of the Gabfest.
Nine Tweets and One SelfieSlate’s editor David Plotz and DoubleX founder Hanna Rosin gave a commencement speech together. Here’s what they said.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial
Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial Putting teenage girls on trial may finally be too much for the Supreme Court.
Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Beautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century
It Wasn’t a Secret A 2013 inspector general report detailed all of the Secret Service’s problems. Nobody cared.
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Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
The Panic Virus How public health officials are keeping Americans calm about the Ebola threat.
Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?