A Conservative Case for Gay MarriageHow to talk to your antigay religious relatives about same-sex unions.
A Victory for the LeftChin up, Democrats. Republicans may have won the Senate, but the country is headed your way.
The Ebola VoterThirteen ways Democrats and Republicans are exploiting the virus for political gain.
The Wrong Side of the MajorityThom Tillis says most North Carolinians are against gay marriage. He couldn’t be more wrong.
Social OutcastsRepublican candidates are retreating from debates on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception.
The ISIS Atrocities We Can’t ForgetThe best way to honor James Foley and Steven Sotloff is to remember the thousands ISIS has murdered, and to stop them from killing thousands more.
Informed BiasWhile blacks see the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island almost identically, whites see them as dramatically different. Why is that?
Forget the Republican MandateWhy the president could govern with the midterm election’s nonvoters in mind.
Great White NorthCandidates running for office in America’s northern border states have one thing in common: fear of the southern border.
Deadly AdviceWhen it comes to Ebola, ignore American public opinion: It’s ignorant and misinformed about the disease.
Archbishop, Confess!Does Archbishop Charles Chaput give Catholic Republicans wiggle room on the death penalty?
Bush HuggersDemocrats running for office would rather attach themselves to leading Republicans than their own president.
How Choice Can Stop AbortionsLong-acting reversible contraceptives can cut the teen abortion rate by 75 percent.
Coalition of the PresentableDon’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Candid JusticeSurveillance technology is taking away our privacy—and punishing people who deserve to be punished.
Why Israel Is No Better Than RussiaIt’s using the same twisted arguments to rationalize its illegal land grab in the West Bank.
The New Age of Cyberwarfare Why we should expect more attacks on companies like Sony Pictures.
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
Have Yourself a Tactile Little Christmas Gift ideas for parents who want their kids to play the old-fashioned way.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Taking a Page From the Patent Troll Playbook The Harvard professor who went after a Chinese restaurant used some familiar tactics.