No Experience NecessaryHow Sarah Palin made the GOP change its mind about presidential qualifications.
The Culture Gabfest, “The Ken Burns Flinch” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Ken Burns documentary Prohibition, Ikea, and the corpulence of Chris Christie.
Politicians Lie, Numbers Don'tAnd the numbers show that Democrats are better for the economy than Republicans.
Al Franken's QuandaryThe Minnesota Senate candidate has been telling jokes for 30 years. How does he explain away the bad ones?
McCain and the Times: the Real QuestionsMy apparent concern about the appearance of the possibility of the appearance of a possible affair.
The Unctuous Genius of Ted Cruz How the candidate turned naked careerism into a winning campaign strategy.
Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President, According to the Most Plausible Interpretation of the Constitution
LED Bulbs Were Once Pricey. Now They’re Cheap, Mass-Produced, and Plentiful. This Is How Efficient Technology Will Take Over.
You, Me, and … Him? Prudie advises a woman whose husband wants to have a threesome with his unattractive best friend.
The XX Factor
This Video of a Mom Getting Her Kids Dressed for Bed Has 45 Million Views and Counting
My Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on Facebook Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Rick Rubin Is Making a Star Wars-Themed Album Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and More. Hear Songs Now.
Key and Peele Brought Back Their Classic “Hingle McCringleberry” Sketch, With Help From Stephen Colbert
Zero-Rating, Explained Activists are fighting Facebook and T-Mobile over zero-rating. But what is that?
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.