Literary Battle FatigueThe Army can regulate soldiers' blogs and letters—but it shouldn't.
The Thin Green LineWhat the latest violence reveals about the failed U.S. strategy in Iraq.
What the Marine DidThe shooting of an unarmed Iraqi was a tragedy. But was it a war crime?
What About the Grunts?The Iraq Study Group talked to generals when it should have talked to corporals.
All Homeland Security Is LocalWhich is why Bernard Kerik is the right choice to lead the department.
Battered and Blue Police departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Eventually His magic sleigh journey is highly inefficient. So we made him a better itinerary.
How Creative Is Your Computer? The Lovelace test is a better measure of artificial intelligence than the Turing test.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.