"If I Ran the Team …"We would win every game: A poem for the opening day of baseball season.
Sarah Palin's PlaygroundIf only all political issues were debated in the language of childhood.
FEMA, You're Doing a Heck of a JobQuestions for the agency's future fake news conferences.
Noon: Lunch With Noam ChomskyThe original requested U.S. travel itinerary for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Nine Other Oaths Karl Rove Could SwearHe doesn't want to tell "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth" to Congress. Here are some alternatives.
Dirty Phone Tricks for the Presidential CampaignBeware, some callers have hidden agendas.
Senator, Here's the Scenario …The hypothetical questions they should ask at the presidential debates.
Double Dribble at the Twin Tier Tongue Dome"Tryone Pippins puts a pick on Peppers, and that's a pack of picks on Peppers ..."
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.