Political DividendsThe elections are over. Who are the super PACs, politicians, and funders who got the best bang for their buck?
The Battle for the AirwavesDemocrats just buried their Republican opponents in an avalanche of TV ad buys across the key battleground states.
Peak NegativityWe are about to reach 1 million U.S. Senate race ads. Few had anything nice to say.
The Kochs’ Political Ad MachineThe GOP’s Senate hopes have been energized by an ad blitz from the billionaire conservative brothers.
Wanna Be Ambassador to Argentina?It’ll cost you $500,000. A map of how much some of the plum ambassadorships go for nowadays.
North Carolina’s Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck Down A conservative judge sticks up for medical ethics and the First Amendment.
Father’s Christmas Prudie counsels a woman uncertain how to mourn her dad’s passing so close to the holidays.
Slate Voice: “Santa Should Not Be a White Man Anymore” Aisha Harris reads her piece on giving St. Nick a makeover.
Space: The Next Generation
The Venus Express Will Go Out in a Burst of Glory I was cheap labor on a thrifty mission to our nearest planet.
Ronald Reagan Is Kobe Bryant The best NBA analogues for George Washington, Warren G. Harding, Barack Obama, and every other president.