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.
The Collapse of Anti-Gay ReligionPolls, pastors, and theology are shifting toward same-sex marriage, even among conservatives.
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.
The Case for Anti-Gay DiscriminationOpponents of same-sex marriage want a broader right to discriminate against gay couples.
Anti-Semitism Is in Decline. But That Hasn’t Stopped People From Hyping and Exploiting It.
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.
The XX Factor
George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Right of Free Speech
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.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.