Why Abortions Are DownIs it birth control or moral aversion? Maybe both. Some lessons for pro-lifers.
More Is LesbianNearly 20 percent of young British women say they’ve had a same-sex experience. What’s going on?
The Dallas DoubtersMost Americans don’t believe conspiracy theories about JFK or UFOs. But they don’t trust the government’s story, either.
The End of the ENDA DebateIn 1996, opponents spoke on the Senate floor against ENDA. In 2013, they went silent.
Aiding the EnemySnowden, Manning, and Miranda leaked government secrets. Does that make them traitors and terrorists?
The Work EthicObama is betting that Americans will side with labor over capitalism. He’s right.
The Three Jews, Two-and-a-Half Opinions GabfestListen to Slate's show about the minimum wage fight, the threat of violence in Sochi, and the campus politics of criticizing Israel.
Conspiracy Theorists Aren’t Really SkepticsThe fascinating psychology of people who know the real truth about JFK, UFOs, and 9/11.
Pain vs. PollsThe 20-week abortion ban isn’t designed to fit the science of fetal pain. It’s designed to fit the polls.
The Patient EnglishThe British Parliament’s interrogation of spy agencies about domestic surveillance is a joke.
The German GambitSnowden exposed NSA espionage against the Germans. He wants their protection from the U.S. Will he get it?
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
The XX Factor
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried
The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.
Inside Higher Ed
Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.