If a Federal Statute Falls in the Forest and No One's Around, Does It Make a Sound (or Undermine What Would Otherwise Be a "National Consensus")?
How Did Jim Haynes and Donald Rumsfeld Come to Authorize Torture, Cruel Treatment, and Systematic Violations of the UCMJ?
Can the Executive Avoid the Impact of Boumediene by Moving the Detainees to Another Foreign Facility?
Ah, but the Question Is *Not* Whether It Is "Wise" To Detain the Uighurs, "All Things Considered"
The Logic of Indefinite Dentention: How All the World's Militants Are Connected to the 9/11 Attacks
"Relaxed Procedural Protections" in Terrorism Cases: What the Military Commissions Debate Is Really About
TODAY IN SLATE
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93 The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
This Scene From All The President’s Men Captures Ben Bradlee’s Genius
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Free Speech
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
Behind the Scenes
Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.