Burning Down the House"Social exclusion" is a real problem, but it doesn't excuse the looting and lawlessness on the streets of London.
What Egypt Can Learn from PalestineHow Salam Fayyad is undermining Islamism in the West Bank.
Palestine's Great HopeThe emergence of Salam Fayyad is the best thing to happen to the Middle East in ages.
The Anti-Semite's Favorite Jewish PrayerThe centuries-long controversy over Yom Kippur's Kol Nidre.
Meet the Syrian OppositionIt's the most liberal and Western-friendly of the Arab Spring uprisings.
Hamas Isn't the IRAAnd when it comes to the peace process, the Middle East isn't Northern Ireland.
The Body Politic ElectricIt's becoming increasingly difficult for Israel to unplug for Yom Kippur.
It Doesn't Take an EinsteinThe problem with using scientists' words to support religious beliefs.
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.