“You Allow Your Heart to Be Broken Every Day”Columbine. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Newtown. Isla Vista. Families of shooting victims describe the struggle of lobbying for gun control, and how they keep going.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Reads AmericanahOur critics discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about Nigerians emigrating west.
Gitmo FailObama promised to close Guantánamo. Why is he releasing dangerous detainees and ignoring the rest?
Will Eric Holder Back Off? The attorney general doesn’t really want New York Times reporter James Risen to go to jail.
The XX Factor
German Court Says Man Must Delete Nude Photos of His Ex. Should America Be More Like Germany?
Who Needs the Supreme Court?Gay marriage might just become the law of the land without ever heading back to Justice Kennedy.
The Day Glenn Greenwald Skyped Into My Law School ClassArguing across an ocean with the author of No Place to Hide.
Why Are You So Fearful, O Ye of Little Faith?In his new book, Glenn Greenwald takes on the doubters.
The XX Factor
Senators Introduce a Bill to Fix How We Compensate Victims of Child Pornography. It’s a Good Start.
The Go Ahead, Search My OkCupid Profile GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Donald Sterling’s racist rant, a botched execution in Oklahoma, and the Supreme Court case regarding warrantless cellphone searches.
OK, Michigan Can Ban Affirmative ActionBut does that really mean race no longer matters, as the Supreme Court’s conservatives say?
Suspension Isn’t EnoughUniversities are letting students off way too easy for sexual assault.
The Go Ahead, Negotiate With Terrorists GabfestListen to Slate's show about the deal with the Taliban to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the EPA's new emissions regulations, and the bizarre runoff in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary.
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Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Were Never About Standing Up for Women. Now a New Study Proves It.
The College, Why Bother? GabfestListen to Slate's show about Elliot Rodger's violent misogyny, the Obama administration's plan to rate colleges, and Detroit's $2 billion blight problem.
The Google Will Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Forget You GabfestListen to Slate's show about melting ice in Antarctica, Jill Abramson's firing from the New York Times, and an EU court ruling on Internet privacy.
The I Miss Monica Lewinsky GabfestListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s prayer decision, North Carolina’s Senate primary, and Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair essay.
Two AmericasIn much of the country, the death penalty is disappearing. In the South, it lives on.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Senior editor Emily Bazelon shares what frustrated and intrigued her this week.
The "Can You Say President Rick Perry?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Common Core curriculum, the Texas gubernatorial race, and the presidential ambitions of Lone Star politicians.
Domestic Violence Is Violence Mass killers often start by stalking or assaulting women.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Why Climate Change Isn’t a Sputnik Moment Military technology can’t innovate us out of this one.
Ronald Reagan Is Kobe Bryant The best NBA analogues for George Washington, Warren G. Harding, Barack Obama, and every other president.