Worst Framing Device EverHow the misbegotten phrase public option has undermined health care reform.
The Culture Gabfest, the Springtime for Tarantino EditionListen to Slate's show about the week in culture.
Where Are the Jewish Gangsters of Yesteryear? Or, what we can learn about "respectability" from Bernie Madoff and Meyer Lansky.
Everything You Need To Know About Hitler's "Missing" TesticleAnd why we're so obsessed the Führer's sex life.
Shakespeare's Bootlegger, Dylan's Biographer, Nabokov, and MeWhen should an unauthorized version be authorized?
Will the Pentagon Thwart Obama's Dream of Zero?How serious is the president about nuclear disarmament?
The Letter of Last ResortThe decision about nuclear apocalypse lying in a safe at the bottom of the sea.
The Good Life of a New-Media GuruIs Jeff Jarvis gloating too much about the death of print?
The Bloomberg SyndromeThe New York mayor's power grab is a symptom of a national problem.
The Columbia Journalism Review's Division Over DissentIs global warming now beyond debate?
How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone Knowing The musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
Inside Higher Ed
Criticism Unwelcome The United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?
The XX Factor
Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
“I’d Rather Not Rewrite All the HTTP Stuff Myself” Fascinating early posts from the founders of eBay, Amazon, Google, and others.