A Vast Left-Wing CompetencyHow Democrats became the party of effective campaigning—and why the GOP isn’t catching up anytime soon.
Can the Campaigns Who Bombard You With Direct Mail Learn Anything from Beer-Bottle Design?
Obama Does It BetterWhen it comes to targeting and persuading voters, the Democrats have a bigger advantage over the GOP than either party has ever had in the modern campaign era.
Let’s Get You a LicenseHow Democratic operatives are working to ensure that likely Obama voters in Pennsylvania have proper ID by November.
Why Obama Is Better at Getting Out the VoteLots of door-knocking—and years of statistical analysis.
Are You Going To Vote? Do You Promise?The Obama campaign’s secret for getting voters to the polls.
Don’t Let Them Disenfranchise YouCan Democratic organizers use voter ID laws to mobilize outraged supporters?
Stuff Some Envelopes, Then Ask QuestionsReporters should have to volunteer for a campaign before covering one.
What Would Mitt Romney the Management Consultant Think About the Way Mitt Romney Hires Political Consultants?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Democrats’ War at Home How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps
Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.
Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.