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.
Two Slate Writers Debate: Are Gay Marriage Opponents Bigots?Listen to Saletan and Stern revisit a disagreement about marriage equality and religious freedom.
Israel’s BindRelax the blockade, and Gazans might credit Hamas. Keep the blockade, and Gazans might erupt.
Gaza’s Worst Day Yet5 consequences from Hamas capturing an Israeli soldier, and the one slim hope things could get better.
Demolishing JusticeThe Israeli government destroyed the homes of Palestinian murder suspects. Will it do the same to the homes of Jewish murder suspects?
American UnexceptionalismThe Blackwater scandal shows the U.S. isn’t immune from behaviors we abhor in others.
Are Americans Turning Against the Death Penalty?Six reasons why support for capital punishment is evaporating.
Don’t Desert BergdahlTrading Taliban prisoners for a POW doesn’t reward terrorism. It keeps our promise to our troops.
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.
This Is Not WarYes, we’re bombing Iraq. But the U.S. intervention is not going to escalate.
The Horrific Results of Israel’s Good IntentionsHow a civilized nation can descend into war crimes.
“Skip the Commentary, Find the Reporting”How Will Saletan kept up with this week’s news from Israel and Gaza.
Hamas Is Destroying GazaThe Palestinian militants are showing an utter disregard for their own people.
The Gaza RulesIsrael, unlike Hamas, isn’t trying to kill civilians. It’s taking pains to spare them.
The Tragedy of Collective PunishmentIsrael is too quick to punish innocent Palestinians for monstrous crimes committed by other Palestinians.
Al-Qaida’s Seven Rules for the Effective TerroristISIS is breaking all of them. It will live to regret it.
The Evolving Equality AgendaThe problems of racial inequality are getting more complicated. Eric Holder explains how.
TODAY IN SLATE
I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.
Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.
Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong. The Supreme Court is wrong about the influence you can buy with less than $5,200.
After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales
Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos
If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter
Giving Up on Goodell
How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.
Who Needs Test Scores and Transcripts? You Can Apply to Goucher With a Two-Minute Video About Yourself.
The XX Factor
Why Not Just Turn Campus Rape Allegations Over to the Police? Because the Police Don't Investigate.
You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.