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.



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

The Best Way to Organize Your Fridge


The GOP’s Focus on Fake Problems

Why candidates like Scott Walker are building campaigns on drug tests for the poor and voter ID laws.

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

Farewell! Emily Bazelon on What She Will Miss About Slate.

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 16 2014 11:46 PM The Scariest Campfire Story More horrifying than bears, snakes, or hook-handed killers.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.