A Budget Cut by Any Other Name
Paul Ryan is promising his sweeping poverty reforms won’t mean less money for the poor. History says otherwise.
Jeopardy! Incorporates Gay Slang—Is the End of Gay Culture Nigh?
Dinesh D’Souza and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
Little Networks, Big Shows
Dramas on WGN and WE epitomize the flood of totally decent television.
The “Joe Biden’s White Teeth” Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about the crisis in Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout from Flight MH17, the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, and Joe Biden’s 2016 aspirations.
International Flight Aborts Landing in Tel Aviv After Rocket Fire
The Best Solution to the Problem of Dead People's Digital Accounts
Using Coins and Bank Notes to Spread a Political Message
Libertarians Think They’ve Found a Smoking Gun in the Halbig Case
Why I’m Still a Butch Lesbian
Lake Mead Before and After the Epic Drought
A new study shows the Colorado River basin is losing water at a “shocking” rate.
You’re Making Bruschetta Wrong, and You Might Be Pronouncing It Wrong, Too
Rx: 50 mg Nature, Ad Lib
Doctors are prescribing a walk in the park.
Space Rocks for Two Science Promoters
Companies Should Reveal How Much Employees Make
What Was It Like to Work at Walt Disney Studios in Its Earliest Days?
Six Reasons LinkedIn Is the Place to Find Love
“Skip the Commentary, Find the Reporting”
How Will Saletan kept up with this week’s news from Israel and Gaza.
The Scarlet List
The dad of my daughter’s friend is on the sex offender registry.
The Slate Quiz
Play the Slate News Quiz
With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Welcome to Sweden vs. Real-Life Sweden: Tacky Furniture Edition
New Photo of Ben Affleck’s Batman Reveals He Needs to Shave
The Airbnb Guest Who Never Leaves and Now Lives in Your House Instead of You
Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Is Paternalistic
It’s also a thoughtful, compassionate blueprint for a better social safety net.
In NFL, Smoking Pot Can Get You Suspended Longer Than Allegedly Knocking Your Wife Unconscious
The Man the Chamber of Commerce Can’t Beat
Rep. Justin Amash was supposed to be an easy target for GOP centrists. He is on his way to an easy victory.
U.S. Says Russia Is Firing Across Border on Ukraine Military
If You Liked Matangi, You’ll Love M.I.A’s New Song With the Partysquad
The Crisis in Black Homeownership
How the recession turned owners into renters and obliterated black American wealth.
Stephen Cohen was once considered a top Russia historian. Now he publishes odd defenses of Vladimir Putin. The Nation just published his most outrageous one yet.
Who’s Better Off: A Roman Emperor, or You?
The Gist weighs the value of imperial spoils against air conditioning and soap.
No One Can Agree on What “Homemade” Means
France’s new labeling law was doomed from the beginning.
Israel’s Media Blackout
Why aren’t Israeli journalists questioning their military’s devastation in Gaza?
Montana Senator Suggests PTSD Played Role in Master’s Thesis Plagiarism
Canvas Fingerprinting Is More Invasive Than Cookies. But Should You Worry About It?
Why Getting a Gaza Cease-Fire Will Be Much Harder This Time Around
An Instant-Classic “War on Women” Whiff
Gambling With Death
Is the Supreme Court poised to abolish the death penalty?
Why Is Chocolate Getting So Expensive?