The Biggest Problem in American PoliticsForget gerrymandering. Here’s what we need to fix to ensure truly fair elections.
We Had to Go BackThe U.S. had to intervene in Iraq because ISIS’s goals are absolutely terrifying.
It’s Time for Legalized ProstitutionThere’s no way to end demand for sex work. So why are Sweden and Canada trying?
Friends With BenefitsHow a closer relationship with Mexico could help solve the child migrant crisis.
One Nation, Divisible?Is America in danger of fracturing into two countries, one secular, one religious?
TeatopiaWhat would actually happen if Tea Partiers controlled Congress and Rand Paul was president?
Student Debt Isn’t the Problem. Colleges Are.We need to make universities responsible for their students’ outcomes.
Alcohol Taxes Should Be TripledThe war on drugs has been a failure. But the war on booze deserves a second chance.
Paul Krugman Isn’t a HypocriteA $225,000 salary for the critic of inequality is more than fair.
How the Suburbs Got Poor Places that thrived in the era of two-parent families are struggling today.
Tape EverythingPolice officers—and all public servants—should be required to videotape their interactions with citizens. It’s good for us, and them.
Gridlock Is GoodWhen House Republicans stand in the way of President Obama, it means they’re taking their constitutional duties seriously.
Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Is PaternalisticIt’s also a thoughtful, compassionate blueprint for a better social safety net.
Selfish, Selfish San FranciscoIt would be a much better city with twice the population. Instead it’s America’s largest gated community.
We Never Should Have Left IraqA U.S. military presence could have mollified Sunnis and prevented the new civil war.
De Blasio’s Welfare MistakeThe New York City mayor’s terrible plan to reduce work requirements for recipients of public assistance.
$26,000 per Student?School reformers should try to make public schools cheaper, not just better.
Is the U.S. More Like Sweden or Qatar?Before we can reform immigration, that’s what we need to decide.
Why I Am Still a NeoconYes, the Iraq war was a disaster. But here’s what libertarians and most liberals don’t understand about American military power—and American morality.
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe. Expect more political earthquakes across Europe.
No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Inside Higher Ed
Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Forward, March! Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.