Walter Shapiro

Walter Shapiro has covered the last seven presidential campaigns and just completed a fellowship at the Joan Shorenstein Center at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He can be reached at

July 6 2005 9:38 PMMiller's TimeA biased salute to two brave friends.
The Breakfast Table
Jan. 28 2003 12:37 PMIt's the Feeling That Counts
The Breakfast Table
Jan. 27 2003 1:28 PMThe Electric Excitement Builds
April 24 2002 6:48 PMBon Voyage, Karen HughesA leak-proof vessel sails for Texas.
March 26 2002 3:20 PMCampaign Reform's Real LosersPolitical Consultants vs. McCain-Feingold
July 1 1999 12:28 AMPolitical Scuttlebutt
The Breakfast Table
Jan. 29 2003 12:40 PMA Warm-Up to War
The Breakfast Table
Jan. 27 2003 7:09 PMThrice Blessed
June 6 2002 4:17 PMLew WassermanThe man who ruined movies.
April 16 2002 10:36 AMMy Man Pervez!How Bush makes foreign policy too personal.
Jan. 30 1999 3:30 AM The First BimboMonica Lewinsky, patriot.



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.


How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The U.S. Has a New Problem in Syria: The Moderate Rebels Feel Like We’ve Betrayed Them

We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Sports Show by and About Women

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  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 4:15 PM The Trials of White Boy Rick A Detroit crime legend, the FBI, and the ugliness of the war on drugs.
Oct. 1 2014 2:16 PM Wall Street Tackles Chat Services, Shies Away From Diversity Issues 
The Eye
Oct. 1 2014 1:04 PM An Architectural Crusade Against the Tyranny of Straight Lines
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 3:02 PM The Best Show of the Summer Is Getting a Second Season
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 4:26 PM How to Measure the Value of Your Personal Data in Cookies: A Slate Guide
  Health & Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.