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.
Amen, Canada! The Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, understands that sectarian prayer is sectarian.
Stop Vilifying Almonds Yes, they use up a lot of water in drought-afflicted California. But the story gets a lot more complicated from there.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Chad Lorenz talks about running the home page, writing headlines, and his favorite picks from the magazine this week.
Golden Status The Warriors are the best team since Jordan’s Bulls. Why aren’t they respected as such?