Paul Sabin

Paul Sabin teaches American history at Yale University and is the author of The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future.

The Vault
Oct. 7 2013 1:00 PMIn a 1981 Letter, Scalia Lists His GOP Bonafides
Political Gabfest
Aug. 16 2013 1:07 PMThe Bazelon Family GabfestListen to Slate's show about Obama’s Egypt conundrum and Eric Holder’s sentencing reform gesture. Plus, an economist and a biologist make The Bet about an environmental doomsday.
Fixing It
April 3 2008 6:58 AMThe EnvironmentRefocusing on the environmental crisis.
Science
Sept. 12 2013 1:12 PMWant to Bet?We’re gambling over Earth’s future. What should the betting terms be?
Green Room
May 7 2010 5:25 PMBefore the Big SpillOil companies have a history of ill-timed fights against safety improvements.
Assessment
April 21 2005 7:28 AMEarth DayThe environmental movement's midlife crisis.

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Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Music

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The U.S. Has a New Problem in Syria: The Moderate Rebels Feel Like We’ve Betrayed Them

We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Sports Show by and About Women

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Oct. 1 2014 1:04 PM An Architectural Crusade Against the Tyranny of Straight Lines
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The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today In GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?
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Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
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Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 3:02 PM The Best Show of the Summer Is Getting a Second Season
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Future Tense
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Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
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Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.