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?
Mend It, Don’t End ItRepublicans want to repeal Obamacare. Obama wants to fix it. The polls are on his side.
Hurts So GoodIf the debt ceiling fight ends soon, thank polls and markets for bringing pain to the GOP.
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?
Barack Obama, Insurance SalesmanThe president peddles health insurance—and pounds the GOP.
Primary KillersIf congressional Republicans are smart, they’ll postpone the next debt limit till after the 2014 primaries.
“Surrender” CreepIf Republicans don’t like the shutdown, why do they say ending it would be “surrender”?
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
How Creative Is Your Computer? The Lovelace test is a better measure of artificial intelligence than the Turing test.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.