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.
If You Drop Your Air Conditioner Out the Window, the Only Thing That Matters Is Whether You Hurt Anyone
It's Not Just Josh Duggar—A String of Sex-Abuse Scandals Have Recently Rocked Christian Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Editorial assistant Rachel Gross on the best of Slate, from wedding debt to the evolution debate.
San Andreas Is a Crock But there’s a reason West Coast geologists are fixated on the “big one.”