When Abuse Is Not AbuseDon’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal.
Justice for SaleThe Supreme Court is poised to make judicial elections even more corrupt.
Alabama’s Insane New Abortion LawPutting teenage girls on trial may finally be too much for the Supreme Court.
Gaming the Supreme CourtWhich state has the best chance of making gay marriage the law of the land?
Scalia’s Liberal StreakThe conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
Can Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Pull Off One More Louisiana Miracle?
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse
Fascinating Maps Based on Reddit, Craigslist, and OkCupid Data
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
This Smart Suitcase Aims to Ease Travel Headaches With a Built-In Phone Charger and Bag Tracking App
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.