Two Slate Writers Debate: Are Gay Marriage Opponents Bigots?Listen to Saletan and Stern revisit a disagreement about marriage equality and religious freedom.
Israel’s BindRelax the blockade, and Gazans might credit Hamas. Keep the blockade, and Gazans might erupt.
Gaza’s Worst Day Yet5 consequences from Hamas capturing an Israeli soldier, and the one slim hope things could get better.
Demolishing JusticeThe Israeli government destroyed the homes of Palestinian murder suspects. Will it do the same to the homes of Jewish murder suspects?
American UnexceptionalismThe Blackwater scandal shows the U.S. isn’t immune from behaviors we abhor in others.
Are Americans Turning Against the Death Penalty?Six reasons why support for capital punishment is evaporating.
Don’t Desert BergdahlTrading Taliban prisoners for a POW doesn’t reward terrorism. It keeps our promise to our troops.
This Is Not WarYes, we’re bombing Iraq. But the U.S. intervention is not going to escalate.
The Horrific Results of Israel’s Good IntentionsHow a civilized nation can descend into war crimes.
“Skip the Commentary, Find the Reporting”How Will Saletan kept up with this week’s news from Israel and Gaza.
Hamas Is Destroying GazaThe Palestinian militants are showing an utter disregard for their own people.
The Gaza RulesIsrael, unlike Hamas, isn’t trying to kill civilians. It’s taking pains to spare them.
The Tragedy of Collective PunishmentIsrael is too quick to punish innocent Palestinians for monstrous crimes committed by other Palestinians.
Al-Qaida’s Seven Rules for the Effective TerroristISIS is breaking all of them. It will live to regret it.
The Evolving Equality AgendaThe problems of racial inequality are getting more complicated. Eric Holder explains how.
Acceptable InequalityAnother country will end its ban on women in combat. They’ll still be underrepresented. And that’s OK.
Divide and Conquer Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive message for winning the White House.
Very Early Retirement I’m 26 and want to stop working. Can I ask my boyfriend to support me?
The XX Factor
The Ghostbusters Casting News Is Totally Exciting. The Reaction to the News Is Even Better.
Our Health Is Shaped by the Struggles of Our Parents and Grandparents How parents and grandparents influence our risk of mental illness, substance abuse, and other disorders.
Dear Patriots Haters A message from a Pats fan to all the chafing, crybaby chumps out there.