Jonathan Chait

Jonathan Chait is a senior editor at the New Republic and author of The Big Con: The True Story of How Washington Got Hoodwinked and Hijacked by Crackpot Economics.

Dec. 3 2008 3:42 PMStill the Worst Football Coach in the UniverseNotre Dame's Charlie Weis somehow manages to keep his job.
Jan. 4 2008 10:46 AMThe Southern Speed MythLSU isn't any faster than Ohio State. Why does everyone insist otherwise?
Sports Nut
Nov. 16 2006 12:53 PMMutual ContemptA Michigan fan and an Ohio State fan explain why they hate each other and who's going to win Saturday's big game.
April 13 2004 5:56 PMKerry's Other War RecordHow Bush distorts his opponent's views on terrorism.
Sports Nut
Jan. 3 2003 4:15 PMMooning Over MiamiWhy is everybody so sold on the 'Canes?
May 13 2002 4:18 PMExploding MythsWhy Israel's war on terrorism is working.
Sports Nut
Jan. 9 2002 3:34 PMNot So FastSouthern football players can't run any faster than their Northern counterparts. So, why does the media keep telling us that they do?
Dec. 3 2001 5:06 PMThe Deficit PresidentAnd how he's getting away with it.
Sports Nut
Aug. 31 2001 8:30 PMSlate's College Football PreviewNo players; just stereotypes.
Jan. 5 1997 3:30 AMAmazon.Con"Earth's Biggest Bookstore"? Pshaw. Cheaper, faster, and more convenient? Pshaw again.
Oct. 27 2008 1:53 PMThat's Not FunnyHow the press and his critics misunderstand Al Franken.
Sports Nut
Oct. 25 2007 2:51 PMThe Worst Football Coach in the UniverseIntroducing Notre Dame's Charlie Weis.
Sports Nut
Dec. 30 2005 11:06 AMTrojan FarceWhy USC is overrated.
Sports Nut
June 16 2003 6:27 PMThe GamblerRick Neuheisel got fired for the wrong reason.
Sports Nut
Oct. 18 2002 3:48 PMConspiracy at State CollegeJoe Paterno thinks the referees are out to get him.
Press Box
Jan. 18 2002 4:29 PMBarnes' Door OpenWho needs Ari Fleischer when we can read Fred Barnes each week?
Dec. 21 2001 2:00 PMThe Demonizing of Tom DaschleHow journalists follow the party line.
Sports Nut
Sept. 7 2001 8:30 PMWhere Have You Gone, Joe Paterno?The fall of coaching genius.
Sports Nut
Aug. 24 2001 8:30 PMWe Are (Always) the Champions Why college football's dynasties never lose.



Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.