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.”




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

Yes, Black Families Tend to Spank More. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Good for Black Kids.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

The Best Way to Organize Your Fridge


The GOP’s Focus on Fake Problems

Why candidates like Scott Walker are building campaigns on drug tests for the poor and voter ID laws.

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

Farewell! Emily Bazelon on What She Will Miss About Slate.

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Business Insider
Sept. 16 2014 1:23 PM Germany Has Asked Google to Reveal Its Search Algorithm, but That's Not Going to Happen
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 5:07 PM One Comedy Group Has the Perfect Idea for Ken Burns’ Next Project
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PM It’s All Connected What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 8:41 PM You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.