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.
The Collapse of Anti-Gay ReligionPolls, pastors, and theology are shifting toward same-sex marriage, even among conservatives.
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.
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.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 23, curated by Slate writers and editors.
One Direction Was an Inside Job The nutty, paranoid, maaaaaybe plausible fan conspiracy theories for why Zayn “quit.”
Could Better Psychological Testing Prevent a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash? Probably not.
Best Loss Ever A Duke-hating aficionado’s guide to the sweetest Blue Devils tournament defeats of all time.