Am I My Brother's Keeper?I have extra cash. My siblings don't. How much do I have to help them?
Get Out of My Black-Tie Dinner, KidMy organization helps needy children but makes them sit backstage during our fundraising gala.
Board of TurkeysThis nonprofit should be great, but its board is a dud. What can I do to fix it?
A Private MatterAm I hurting my local public schools—and hurting America—by sending my kids to expensive private schools?
Bridge to SomewhereI could get an MBA, or I could keep working at nonprofits. Which is better?
Charity Begins at HomeI'm a working mom with little kids. Is there any volunteer work I can do between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.?
All for ONEShould I give to charities that raise awareness, or only to charities that take direct action?
Stop Pleas!The charities I support send me way too many fundraising letters. I'm sick of it. What can I do?
Teen AngelThis teenager wants to fix the world. These are the first three steps he should take.
Checkout CharitiesSupermarket cashiers keep asking me to donate $1 to charity. Should I feel bad for saying no?
Deserving Kids, Undeserving MomIs this self-destructive, negligent mother taking advantage of my generosity?
You Can't Take Them With YouThe damaging myth that doctors hasten the deaths of organ donors.
Chic Without GuiltSweatshops. Child labor. Toxic chemicals. Is it possible for a fashionista to dress herself and keep a clear conscience?
How To Help a VetMany veterans charities aren't very good. But there are other ways to aid returning soldiers.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
The Irritating Confidante John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s It really began at a girls’ reform school.
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
Behind the Scenes
Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.