The Slate Gist
The Middle East Buddy ListDoes Hezbollah get along with Egypt? What about Hamas and Iran?
Kim Jong-il's Big FlopHis hopes to intimidate the West fizzled with the failed missile tests.
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?