The "Can You Say President Rick Perry?" GabfestListen to Slate's show about the Common Core curriculum, the Texas gubernatorial race, and the presidential ambitions of Lone Star politicians.
The “Emily, Would You Please Stop Being So Emotional?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about a possible Jeb Bush candidacy, “emotional” female politicians, and the ethics of taking your children on the high seas.
Hillary and the Hard QuestionThe delicate art of talking about running without admitting that you are running.
The Kids, They Know ThingsI used to do everything for my children. Now, they do things for me.
The Case for Hypothetical QuestionsThey’re the best way to learn how someone thinks. Politicians are cowards for refusing to answer them.
Tuned OutHow will candidates reach voters when they don’t watch TV and are too busy tweeting to care?
Rand Paul’s Preemptive StrikeThe Kentucky senator just tried to disqualify the foreign policy positions of all the GOP’s 2016 hopefuls in one swift attack.
The “Do I Look Stoned?” GabfestListen to Slate's show about the crisis in Ukraine, decriminalizing marijuana, and revising the SAT.
Perry’s PerilWhy Texas Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t need to fear his special prosecutor as much as other Republican presidential hopefuls.
Sebelius’ Last JobThe outgoing health and human services secretary needs to take as much blame for the botched Obamacare website as she can strap on her back.
You Are No LBJ!People want Obama to be like Lyndon Johnson. Candidates pretend to have the late president’s qualities. The problem is even LBJ couldn’t be LBJ today.
The Live Nude Dancing at the Kitty Kat Lounge GabfestListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s latest campaign finance case, GOP budget and tax reform plans, and the play Arguendo.
The “We Are Invincible” GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Obama’s foreign policy, the looming ACA deadline, and Megan McArdle’s book The Up Side of Down.
The Senate and the CIA at WarEven Sen. Dianne Feinstein has lost faith in America’s intelligence community.
No OffenseNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie serves up safe conservative bromides, while doing nothing to alienate the grassroots.
Live at Politics & Prose
Does Hillary Clinton Need to “Be Real”?No. There is nothing more fake than trying to appear authentic.
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe. Expect more political earthquakes across Europe.
No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Inside Higher Ed
Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.