How to Fix America’s Recidivism CrisisIt could be as simple as providing ex-cons with the medication they need.
Behind the Scenes
Where’s My Pizza? Three far-flung Slate-sters dish on the pros and cons of working away from Slate’s main offices.
What Immigration Crisis?Why Congress and President Obama are so eager to forget this summer’s “humanitarian crisis at the border.”
Everything That Went Wrong in FergusonA timeline of the authorities’ many missteps in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death.
Can Anyone Fix the Ferguson Police Department?It needs to be overhauled. It takes time, but it can be done.
What Happened at Slate This Week? A Lot.Senior writer Josh Voorhees shares the smartest and most insightful stories of the past week.
Iraq’s Maliki Thinks He Can Ignore the Country’s Constitution. After All, He’s Done It Before.
Heat or EatHouse Republicans looking to slash food stamps are determined to close a loophole that doesn’t exist.
Obama’s Border BetThe president says there’s a “humanitarian crisis” at the border—so why is he treating it as a simple immigration problem?
Heavyweight ChampsThe Republicans who want to cut Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunches come from some of the most obese states in the union.
Agriculture Commissioner Who Called "Meatless Monday" an Evil Vegetarian Plot Calls It Quits
What’s the Beef?No, “Meatless Monday” is not an evil vegetarian plot to deprive our children of precious steak, pork, and chicken.
The Dark Secret of Juvenile Detention CentersNine out of every 10 reporters of sexual abuse are males victimized by female staffers.
The Problem With “Suicide by Cop”The dangerous term that stops us from asking hard questions about police shootings.
Why the Media Is Siding With the ProtestersIt isn’t simply because of tear gas and rubber bullets.
Things Are Going Our Way in Iraq. Will Its Next Leader Be the Savior the U.S. Is Looking For?
When Are Boots on the Ground not “Boots on the Ground”? U.S. Considers Iraq Rescue Operation.
A Budget Cut by Any Other NamePaul Ryan is promising his sweeping poverty reforms won’t mean less money for the poor. History says otherwise.
Blood on the Fourth of JulyChicago’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend was only marginally worse than last year’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend.
A City of ConvictsThe statistical sleight of hand that makes the U.S. crime rate seem lower than it really is.
South Carolina’s Nuclear-Infused PorkThe federal government is spending billions on a one-of-a-kind energy project that it no longer wants.
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
Even if You Don’t Like Batman, You Might Like Gotham
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.