The “I Don’t Have a Title for This Show” EditionListen to Slate's show about Iraq’s sectarian violence, the capture of alleged Benghazi terrorist Ahmed Abu Khattala, and the Facebook threat case that’s headed to the Supreme Court.
Heal ThyselfIf President Obama is such a disaster, why are Republican Party presidential hopefuls spending so much time talking about how they can save the GOP?
Does Hillary Clinton Feel Your Pain?Her “dead broke” comment will be forgotten. What’s more problematic are questions about her honesty.
How Democratic Senators Can Survive in a Bad YearThink local, talk about pork, and define your opponent early and often.
What Do You Look For in a President?It doesn’t matter. People rarely vote for the attributes they claim they value.
The Best Shot at Ending Gridlock in NovemberIf you want to shake up Washington, vote for a Republican Senate candidate.
Why Is the GOP’s Civil War So Civil?So far the GOP hardly seems like it is at war with itself. In fact, the party’s primaries are producing strong candidates for the fall.
My Week at SlateSlate’s chief political correspondent John Dickerson shares why he loved writing for the magazine this week.
Dear KidsThis Mother’s Day, write a letter to your children. Leave them something for after you’re gone.
The Go Ahead, Search My OkCupid Profile GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Donald Sterling’s racist rant, a botched execution in Oklahoma, and the Supreme Court case regarding warrantless cellphone searches.
The “Eric Cantor Sure Wears Beautiful Shoes” GabfestListen to Slate's show about Eric Cantor's shocking defeat, Hillary Clinton's new memoir, and California's teacher tenure case.
The Go Ahead, Negotiate With Terrorists GabfestListen to Slate's show about the deal with the Taliban to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the EPA's new emissions regulations, and the bizarre runoff in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary.
America’s Next DeciderHillary Clinton’s new book is about many things—but mostly why she is ready to be president.
Why the VA Scandal Is the Real OutrageThere is a cost to being perpetually outraged. We have nothing left when something genuinely terrible is exposed.
The Google Will Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Forget You GabfestListen to Slate's show about melting ice in Antarctica, Jill Abramson's firing from the New York Times, and an EU court ruling on Internet privacy.
Paging Dr. Rove!Karl Rove’s outlandish claim about Hillary Clinton’s brain is only the first of many bizarre charges she will face.
The I Miss Monica Lewinsky GabfestListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s prayer decision, North Carolina’s Senate primary, and Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair essay.
He’s Very Well Read It’s Well KnownEverything John Dickerson thinks you should read if you really want to understand Bob Dylan.
The GOP Strikes BackThe Republican Party is reining in its primary debates to take control of the crazy.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Garden-Variety Self-DeceptionWhy the new Benghazi emails aren’t a “smoking gun.”
TODAY IN SLATE
Scalia’s Liberal Streak
The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
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
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters Colorado Democrats and Republicans are testing theories for reaching women that will resonate far beyond the Rocky Mountains.
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.
Behind the Scenes
“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.