The 2013 Conundrums GabfestListen to Slate's special year-end show about life's most confounding questions, as submitted by listeners.
How Did Jameis Winston Evade a Rape Charge?Too many facts suggest this was not a simple case of consensual sex.
Paying AmyDoyle Paroline owned two pornographic pictures of an 8-year-old girl. How much should he have to pay?
The 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.
Live 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.
The Filibuster Had to Be KilledHow the Republican minority had turned it into an obscene weapon for obstructionism, delay, and political mischief.
The 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.
When It’s Your Kid in the Locker RoomWhat parents and coaches can learn from the NFL bullying scandal.
NFL BulliesCould the Dolphins’ suspension of Richie Incognito change the culture of pro football?
Dear President Obama, This Is Why Judges MatterTwo Bush appointees deliver body blows to reproductive rights—and demonstrate the power of the bench.
The 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.
Snap Out of ItIf this judge doesn’t buy the legal basis for the NSA’s intrusive phone snooping, no one should.
The Motor City Massacre GabfestListen to Slate's show about a federal lawsuit that could gut Obamacare, minimum wage strikes, and Detroit's bankruptcy.
Into the WoodsAmerican kids don’t know how to explore. Maybe what they need is forest kindergarten.
Is the Star Quarterback Getting a Pass?The sexual assault allegations against Florida State’s Jameis Winston fit a familiar, disturbing pattern.
Gabfest Extra: The Nuclear OptionDavid Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the Senate Democrats’ vote to end filibusters of most presidential appointments.
We’ve Been Measuring Rape All WrongThe Justice Department survey that tracks instances of sexual assault has been vastly undercounting.
The “It's Not Plagiarism If You Say It in a Loud Voice” EditionA transcript of the Nov. 8 Political Gabfest.
The Nazi AnatomistsHow the corpses of Hitler's victims are still haunting modern science—and American abortion politics.
Maybe the NSA Should Run Healthcare.govA transcript of the Nov. 1 Political Gabfest.
Shut Up, Judge!A misguided appeals court tries to silence—and quash—stop-and-frisk Judge Shira Scheindlin.
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
The XX Factor
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried
The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.
Inside Higher Ed
Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.