Yesterday, at age 82, Arlen Specter died from complications with cancer -- something he'd bested for seven years.
Jason Horowitz writes a fun piece about the Romney campaign's love of Marriott that begs a question: How is campaign embed spending different than setting money on fire?
One day before the next debate, where a town hall questioner might bring it up, the father of murdered Libya ambassador Chris Stevens tells everybody to cool it.
Tommy Thompson's campaign has been limiting reporters' access to events recently, so I'm going to interpret this Democratic tracker video as proof of karma.
Jason Thompson, the son of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, was caught on video Sunday suggesting at a Republican event that voters this fall could send President Barack Obama back "to Kenya."
John Bohrer tells the secret history of George Romney.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
- School District Wants to Censor American History Curriculum to Make It More Patriotic
- U.S. Federal Prison Population Drops for the First Time in Decades
- Conservative Star D’Souza Avoids Jail Time for Illegal Campaign Contributions
- Moderate Chinese Intellectual Sentenced to Life in Prison After Show Trial
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.