Are Most Emergency Room Visits Really Unnecessary?Cracking down on ER use won't save us as much money as you think.
Sicko-nomicsHealth care reformers should look to the banking collapse as a cautionary tale.
Is There a Glucometer on Board? How About an Oxygen Tank?What doctors need to take care of sick airline passengers.
Tax Breaks Under the MicroscopeShould nonprofit hospitals be forced to stop behaving like greedy corporations?
The Allure of the One-Stop ShopThe real reasons why people go to the E.R. when they shouldn't.
The Pink-Bubble-Gum- Flavored DilemmaWhy doctors give out antibiotics you don't need.
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
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Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.