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.
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
Biggest Sellout Now that Guinness World Records is in bed with publicity-seeking companies, can we trust it?
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Don’t Blame It on Depression That’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash