Iowa RadicalThe GOP’s Senate candidate doesn’t want voters to know just how conservative she really is.
State CrimesJohn Crawford looks to have been murdered. Even worse, the police who killed him are probably free to kill again.
The Politics of StigmaWhy are lighter-skinned Latinos and Asians more likely to vote Republican?
Tale of Two FergusonsWe knew blacks and whites saw Michael Brown’s killing differently. A new poll shows the gulf that divides them is greater than anyone guessed.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Is a Bad FeministSlate’s critics discuss Roxane Gay’s collection of personal and political essays.
The New RacismFirst you deny racism exists. Then you smear the reputation of any black man who appears to be a victim.
Don’t Know Much Revisionist HistoryConservatives are appalled by changes to the AP U.S. history exam. Which is funny, because the changes are hardly revolutionary.
Is Hillary Clinton Better at Talking About Racial Injustice Than Obama?It may take the next white president to talk to white Americans about race.
The Two Very Different Worlds of FergusonThe white community is worried about the city’s image. The black community wants justice.
One Quiet NightHave police in Ferguson finally learned how to do their jobs without pointing their guns at people?
Why the Fires in Ferguson Won’t End SoonThe tensions have been building for a long time, and even justice for Michael Brown won’t change that.
The Militarization of the PoliceIt’s dangerous and wrong to treat Ferguson, Missouri, as a war zone.
White People Are Fine With Laws That Harm BlacksThe futility of fighting criminal justice racism with statistics.
From Good to GreatWhen it came to civil rights, Eric Holder was a top-notch attorney general. Too bad he didn’t serve in a less partisan moment.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment ProblemAmericans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
The GOP’s Phantom MenaceThe Republican Party’s new agenda is trying to solve problems that don’t exist.
Running ScaredGeorgia’s Democrats have registered more than 85,000 minority voters (and counting). Republicans never saw it coming.
A Few Helpful Rules for Reviewing Books About SlaveryTips the Economist may want to remember next time.
Keeping the Police HonestAmerica’s police departments need greater accountability—and it must come from outside the forces.
Why Did Obama Say So Little About Ferguson?We hoped he would bring racial understanding. But with two years left, there’s nothing Obama can say about race that doesn’t lead to more rancor.
Protesting the ProsecutionDemonstrators say St. Louis prosecutor Robert McCulloch has a long-standing and personal bias in favor of the police.
Taking Photos in FergusonWhat it’s like to shoot the police when it seems like the police might shoot you.
How a Demonstration Turned Into a DisasterThe outrageous police actions in Ferguson, Missouri.
Songs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
Broken Windows Policing Kills PeopleSenseless deaths are a predictable result of cracking down on minor offenses.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Democrats’ War at Home How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps
Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.
Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.