My new piece -- perfect for your weekend distraction-making -- is a look back at the surprisingly predictable, old, played out arguments at the John Edwards trial. And a theory of why he'll lose the trial anyway.
The Myths of Katrina Ten years after the storm, falsehoods about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
The Limits of Language Wittgenstein explains why we always misunderstand one another on the Internet.
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
It’s Just That Feeling Our irrationally intense fear of face-identifying technology is holding us back.