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.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash