The Wrong Side of the MajorityThom Tillis says most North Carolinians are against gay marriage. He couldn’t be more wrong.
Social OutcastsRepublican candidates are retreating from debates on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception.
The ISIS Atrocities We Can’t ForgetThe best way to honor James Foley and Steven Sotloff is to remember the thousands ISIS has murdered, and to stop them from killing thousands more.
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.
Bush HuggersDemocrats running for office would rather attach themselves to leading Republicans than their own president.
How Choice Can Stop AbortionsLong-acting reversible contraceptives can cut the teen abortion rate by 75 percent.
Coalition of the PresentableDon’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Candid JusticeSurveillance technology is taking away our privacy—and punishing people who deserve to be punished.
Why Israel Is No Better Than RussiaIt’s using the same twisted arguments to rationalize its illegal land grab in the West Bank.
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.
Diversity Won’t Help the GOP Its problems with minority voters go much deeper than its candidates.
Safeway Almost Made a Massive Deal With Theranos. Now It’s Teaming Up With Theranos’ Biggest Rival.
Cards Against Humanity Asked People to Give It $5 on Black Friday for Nothing in Return. The Stunt Worked.
Girl, Uninterruptible Prudie advises a letter writer upset over a college freshman daughter’s lack of contact.
A New Statue in Edinburgh Honors a Bear Named Wojtek That Served in the Polish Military During World War II
Attacks on Abortion Clinics Should Be Prosecuted as Terrorism It’s the right thing, both practically and philosophically.
A Radical Experiment in Democracy Is Happening in Northern Syria. Americans Need to Start Paying Attention.
Help! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence. Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
The Best (and Only) Nigerien Remake of Purple Rain: “Rain the Color of Blue With a Little Red in It”
Internet-Connected Toys Are Getting Hacked, and It’s As Creepy As We Feared It Would Be
The Fossil of the Day Award Is the Best Part of the Paris Climate Summit Activists name and shame, with humor.
Warrior Kings Golden State is currently playing better than any basketball team in history. You might want to watch them.