Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Worth Getting Arrested For?While opponents protest, oil companies turn to railroads.
The Coal Hard FactsEnvironmentalists fervently wish for the end of coal. Here’s why it can’t be replaced anytime soon.
The Ethanol TrapThe oil blowout will mean more subsidies for the corn-fuel industry. That's bad news for consumers.
Obama’s Oil BlindnessAmerica has the most creative and efficient oil industry in the world. Why doesn’t the president understand that?
Blown in the WindThe U.S. should stop wasting billions to subsidize unreliable wind energy projects.
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.