TeatopiaWhat would actually happen if Tea Partiers controlled Congress and Rand Paul was president?
Student Debt Isn’t the Problem. Colleges Are.We need to make universities responsible for their students’ outcomes.
Alcohol Taxes Should Be TripledThe war on drugs has been a failure. But the war on booze deserves a second chance.
Paul Krugman Isn’t a HypocriteA $225,000 salary for the critic of inequality is more than fair.
The Music Industry's Extortion SchemeThe record labels want you to pay a tax on music. It's not as horrible as it sounds.
Confessions of a Jericho FanIt's not good. It's not so-bad-it's-good. It's just plain mediocre. And yet I watch.
In Search of the Perfect Web PageHow Netvibes helped me cram the whole Internet onto a single screen.
We Never Should Have Left IraqA U.S. military presence could have mollified Sunnis and prevented the new civil war.
De Blasio’s Welfare MistakeThe New York City mayor’s terrible plan to reduce work requirements for recipients of public assistance.
$26,000 per Student?School reformers should try to make public schools cheaper, not just better.
Is the U.S. More Like Sweden or Qatar?Before we can reform immigration, that’s what we need to decide.
Why I Am Still a NeoconYes, the Iraq war was a disaster. But here’s what libertarians and most liberals don’t understand about American military power—and American morality.
Good Guys Don't Make BillionsWeb companies discover the perils of putting privacy before profits.
The Facebook CommandmentsHow to deal with unwanted friend requests, the ethics of de-friending, and other social networking etiquette predicaments.
Meet the Hindustani Malcolm XLooking for pulse-pounding excitement in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi.
The DVD That Will Save AmericaNow you can finally watch Mike Judge's suppressed masterpiece, Idiocracy.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.