Jack Goldsmith

Jack Goldsmith, an assistant attorney general during the Bush administration, teaches at Harvard Law School and is a member of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on National Security and Law.

March 21 2012 4:29 PMHow Obama Learned To Love Military CommissionsAt least one good thing came out of the war on terror: We now know that military commissions are the right solution to a tough problem.
Dec. 1 2009 10:38 AMThe KSM Trial Will Be Fair EnoughAnd military detention is legit, too.
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2008 10:34 AMObjects in the Rearview Mirror May Appear Larger Than They Are
The Breakfast Table
June 24 2008 11:07 AMBoumediene: A Huge Deal or a Gentle Nudge?
Feb. 13 2008 6:38 PMOut of CommissionWhy the government may lose the Guantanamo trials, even if it wins.
Sept. 7 2007 12:01 AMGiving Away the President's Power
The Book Club
March 29 2006 4:09 PMIs Power on the Internet a Zero-Sum Game?
March 21 2011 6:48 PMWar PowerThe president's campaign against Libya is constitutional.
Dec. 8 2008 11:48 AMNuts and DeadboltsA blueprint for the closure of Guantanamo Bay.
The Breakfast Table
June 24 2008 6:36 PMThe Proper Error Rate Is Never Zero
Fixing It
April 2 2008 7:12 AMThe Laws in WartimeBoost trust, Close Guantanamo, and establish a national-security court.
Sept. 10 2007 7:13 AMThe Wiretap Flap
March 14 2007 6:46 PMPolitics as UsualWhy the Justice Department will never be apolitical.



Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.