Getting It Right: The Schlub In a fashion-obsessed world, some guys still—thankfully!—couldn’t care less.
Why Are Indian Kids So Good at Spelling? Because they have their own minor-league spelling bee circuit.
Wind Energy’s Rustic Years Are Over It used to be alternative. Now it’s corporate, middle-American, and truly ascendant.
A Physics Outsider Says NASA Asteroid Scientists Are All Wrong. Is He Right? (Spoiler: No)
First Drug-Resistant Superbug Detected in U.S. Could Mean “End of the Road” for Antibiotics
Suing the Saudis Sen. Chuck Schumer says victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks should be able to take the Saudi Arabian government to court.
Orrin Hatch Op-Ed Says Merrick Garland Meeting (That Hadn’t Happened Yet) Didn’t Change His Mind
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The Crisis at Baylor Proves Colleges Should Handle Rape Cases, Not Leave Them to the Courts
The Angle: Doorstop Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on arguments among liberals, the collapsing Warriors, and tributes to a beloved character from Game of Thrones.
The Weiner Edition Listen to Slate’s show about Clinton scandals new and old, the fascinating Anthony Weiner documentary, and Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.
The NYPD’s Top Cop Says Rappers Are “Thugs.” That Old-Fashioned Rhetoric Is Scarier Now Than Ever.
Everything We Know About the Weird “Superdelegate” Song Bernie Sanders Retweeted, Then Deleted
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Anti-Abortion Groups Are Now Sending Targeted Smartphone Ads to Women in Abortion Clinics
Peter Thiel’s Revenge Campaign Is a Wakeup Call The multibillionaire is spending a fortune to destroy Gawker in court. It will be catastrophic to democracy if he gets away with it.
Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Dump Peter Thiel From the Facebook Board of Directors. He Won’t.
Peter Thiel Is Wrong About the First Amendment But that doesn’t mean he should be barred from financing Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit.