Obama: the Pepsi CandidateThe Democratic presidential nominee and the soft drink have strong affinities.
How Bad Could It Get?Will the recession be more like the 1990-'91 downturn or the Great Depression?
Bertelsmann's Big BungleThomas Middelhoff was the best CEO in the media business. So why did Bertelsmann fire him?
Why Martha Stewart's Company Is DoomedEven a new CEO is unlikely to save the domestic diva's reeling firm.
Yahoo-bris!A company with a history of overpaying lost a great deal when it couldn't force Microsoft to overpay. Now what?
Hey, Wait A Minute
The Fizz-dom of CrowdsIf prediction markets are so great, why have they been so wrong lately?
Forget the Ballot Box, the GOP Wants Your InboxThe Republican Party is on the verge of using a new technology that might just revamp e-fund raising.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
The Irritating Confidante John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s It really began at a girls’ reform school.
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
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Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.