Hamid Karzai Isn’t CrazyHe’s a wily survivor whose main concern is watching his own back.
Robert Gates’ Primal ScreamThe furious, brilliant, bridge-burning memoir of the most effective cabinet secretary of our time.
A Royal PainSaudi Arabia’s differences with the Obama administration are tied to the kingdom’s weakening position in the world.
Will Iran Cut a Deal?Iranian President Hassan Rouhani doesn’t have a free hand, but Washington should take these nuclear talks as far as they can possibly go.
A Win-Win-Win for Everyone (Except the Syrians)The U.S.-Russian deal on Assad’s chemical weapons shows diplomacy is possible when interests converge.
Obama’s Guns of AugustPresident Obama will likely bomb Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria. Here is the logic—and limits—for the president’s plan of attack.
Damaged GoodsHow the NSA traveled down a slippery slope—and how it can regain Americans’ trust.
The Collapse of Ukraine’s Brief Hope for Peace?President Yanukovych flees Kiev as protesters take control of his palace. How far will Putin go to regain his grip? And will Obama try to stop him?
Obama Isn’t Disengaged From the WorldHe just has a better understanding of how power works in the modern world.
Killing ConspiracyWhy the best conspiracy theories about JFK’s assassination don’t stand up to scrutiny.
A Reasonable Iran?It’s hard to believe, but the U.S. and Iranian nuclear talks may be close to a historic breakthrough.
Take a Chance on IranPresident Obama would be crazy not to seize the opportunity that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has given him.
Your Move, PutinObama’s speech may not have sounded novel, but the president may have helped his cause in unexpected ways.
Obama’s in a Jam on SyriaHe has feeble international support, and he doesn’t know what he’s trying to accomplish.
False SummitsPresident Obama didn’t snub Putin. They never had a good reason for meeting in the first place.
A Moderate VerdictThe Bradley Manning verdict and the failure of prosecutorial overreach.
Pyramid SchemeWhy $1.5 billion doesn’t buy Obama (or anyone else) that much influence in Egypt.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race The Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks.
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos