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.



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PM This Court Erred The Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, a new book argues.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 30 2014 1:23 PM What Can Linguistics Tell Us About Writing Better? An Interview with Steven Pinker.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 6:44 PM Ebola Was Already Here How the United States contains deadly hemorrhagic fevers.
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.