Nativist AmericansThe New Yorker on the Republican presidential candidates' new favorite issue: illegal immigration.
Intruder AlertThe New Yorker on how an Asian parasite has devastated America's eastern hemlock population.
Newsweek's New HiresKarl Rove and Markos Moulitsas make their respective debuts in Newsweek.
The Other Mormon ProblemThe New Republic on how Mormons resent Mitt Romney's courting of evangelical voters.
In MemoriamIn Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens reflects on the death of a soldier whom he inspired to join the armed forces.
Korean BarbecueThe New Yorker on how a New Jersey restaurateur works with North Korea.
Hermit in ChiefVanity Fair explains how Bush, like many second-term presidents, became increasingly isolated.
John Paul Stevens, ConservativeThe New York Times Magazine's must-read profile on the Supreme Court justice you think you know.
Genius at Work?The New York Times Magazine's annual issue on the best, worst, and oddest ideas of the year.
Greenback Goner?The Economist on what could happen if the dollar's value keeps dropping.
Playing in the StreetThe New York Times Magazine finds that the early episodes of Sesame Street wouldn't please today's parents.
The Pointless ProtestsThe Economist on why Pakistan won't be democratizing any time soon.
Not All It's Cracked Up To BeWhy is the New York Times Magazine saying evangelical Christians are increasingly divided?
Grave MatterNational Geographic reports on the quirks, pitfalls, and future of memory.
Down the DrainThe New York Times Magazine profiles an Iraqi intellectual whose goal in life was to topple Saddam.
The Slate Gist
Iraq Position LocatorA handy guide to what politicians, pundits, and others have said about the surge.
Googly EyesThe Economist asks whether Google's future business models will favor consumers or advertisers.
TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
Forget Oculus Rift This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
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The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
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- After 13 Years of U.S. Occupation, Afghanistan Opium Production Is at an All-Time High
- The Pennsylvania Fugitive Sniper Is Still at Large After 39 Days
- Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years, May Only Serve Ten Months
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Behind the Scenes
Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
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