Jacob  Weisberg Jacob Weisberg

Jacob Weisberg is chairman and editor-in-chief of The Slate Group and author of The Bush Tragedy. Follow him on Twitter.

June 11 2014 10:42 AMWhy Cantor LostThe House majority leader lost because he tried to pander to Tea Party and non-Tea Party alike.
Culture Gabfest
April 16 2014 2:46 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Silent T Party” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Stephen Colbert’s move to The Late Show, Adam Begley’s Updike, and Futurism at the Guggenheim.
Behind the Scenes
April 2 2014 9:45 AMBazelon and Weisberg Discuss the Supreme Court
The Chat Room
Jan. 29 2014 4:25 PMGeorge W. Bush Boiled Down to Two Words: Buried Anger
The Big Idea
Aug. 12 2013 10:01 AMThe Two WashingtonsThe politicians are too principled. The lobbyists and journalists are too corrupt. The result is disaster.
The Big Idea
April 30 2013 2:04 PMAmazon’s Sales-Tax VictoryHow the Internet giant and a supine Congress delayed online taxes for more than a decade.
The Big Idea
Jan. 20 2013 1:50 PMThe AgendaHow the president can move beyond reactionary liberalism in his second term.
The Big Idea
Dec. 18 2012 2:30 PMBeating Guns the Bloomberg WayThe New York mayor, not Obama, knows how to defeat the NRA.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 12 2012 3:28 PMThe Barcalounger GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Biden/Ryan VP debate, Romney’s surge, and affirmative action at the high court.
The Big Idea
Sept. 6 2012 3:50 PMJulian Castro vs. Marco RubioWho made the better case that Latinos should vote for his party?
The Big Idea
July 23 2012 6:25 AMChicago StyleRomney is accusing Obama of practicing “Chicago-style politics.” Apparently, he has no idea what that means.
The Big Idea
June 21 2012 3:01 PMObama Outfoxes RomneyThe president’s agility on gay marriage and immigration is making his rival look stodgy and unprincipled.
The Big Idea
May 28 2012 7:15 AMHairy EyeballChina’s new censorship model.
The Big Idea
Feb. 1 2012 2:10 PMRomney Is Kerry. Or Maybe Gore.He’s too handsome, too rich, and too pompous to win the hearts of ordinary Americans.
The Book Club
Jan. 17 2012 4:11 PMThe ObamasI feel bad about Michelle Obama’s unworn sweatpants.
Slate Money
May 31 2014 4:03 PMMoney and the Media  Slate Money on Apple’s purchase of Beats, Amazon’s fight with Hachette, and Thomas Piketty’s defense of his data.
Slate Plus
April 3 2014 1:16 PMStop Telling Us There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Journalist!Jacob Weisberg, chairman of The Slate Group, talks about the clichés of journalism school guest speakers.
Political Gabfest
March 28 2014 10:12 AMThe "Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be President?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, ageism in politics, and the spat between Democrats and Nate Silver.
The Big Idea
Oct. 17 2013 11:50 AMRadical RepublicansThe Tea Party remains the GOP’s dominant force, unbowed and still deliriously irresponsible.
The Big Idea
May 16 2013 2:24 PMIt’s Scandal Season!Why Obama is suddenly under siege.
The Big Idea
Feb. 13 2013 3:03 PMI Dare YouObama challenges Republicans: See what happens when you oppose my grand plans.
The Big Idea
Jan. 10 2013 2:55 PMObama IIWhy the president is finally getting tough.
Nov. 7 2012 3:24 AMWhy Mitt LostHe couldn’t separate himself from the Republican Party’s growing extremism.
The Big Idea
Sept. 21 2012 4:30 PMWhy Did Romney Overpay His Taxes?It’s dumb. Also, he swore he would never do it.
The Big Idea
Aug. 12 2012 1:55 PMTop of the TicketRomney’s slip had some truth to it.
The Big Idea
July 17 2012 5:26 PMThe Pain in BainWhy Romney’s so afraid of talking about what he did at Bain.
Conversations With Slate
May 30 2012 6:09 PMSomeone’s Always Watching MeAi Weiwei on what it’s like to live under constant surveillance by the Chinese government.
Conversations With Slate
May 23 2012 3:26 PMLearning How To Make Pork-Infused VeggiesJacob Weisberg chats about the highlights from his latest interview series.
Jan. 21 2012 11:08 AMPalinismsDid she really say that?
The Book Club
Jan. 15 2012 7:30 AMThe ObamasThe first lady is Barack Obama’s Department of “Let’s Get Real.”




The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.