Patrick Radden Keefe
Jan. 19 2007 2:22 PMGonzales' Trojan HorseFISA-approved surveillance may not be a civil-liberties coup.
War Stories
Sept. 8 2006 5:15 PMThe Long Intelligence HaulReal reform doesn't take five years. It takes a generation.
July 21 2006 4:00 PMThe Judiciary Strikes BackThe government fails to kill off a court challenge to NSA snooping.
March 9 2006 4:00 PMOrwell Would Be ProudCongress caves on wiretapping.
Feb. 2 2006 6:30 PMTapped OutWhy Congress won't get through to the NSA.
Dec. 20 2005 3:22 PMListening In and Naming NamesThe old tricks of the National Security Agency.
Dec. 8 2006 6:07 AMGhetto CapitalismSudhir Venkatesh's new book unravels the mystery of the underground economy.
War Stories
July 27 2006 11:38 AMItaly's WatergateEspionage, secrecy, and corruption: Lessons for the Bush administration.
July 19 2006 2:27 PMPresidential Power on SteroidsCourtesy of Sen. Specter's eavesdropping bill.
Feb. 7 2006 2:37 PMTrust the Professionals?The Bush administration's credibility problem on eavesdropping.
Jan. 17 2006 5:15 PMThe Professional ParanoidWhy NSA whistle-blower Russ Tice may be right.
April 22 2004 10:58 AMOffal GoodWhy upscale chefs are serving euphemistically named "variety meats."



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How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

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The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


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Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.