The World Is Coming Up Roses
War, murder, poverty, and disease: They're all trending downward here on planet Earth.
Free Money CityOnce bankrupt, Stockton, California, will soon test the effects of universal basic income.
Which Side Are You On?What the Quinn Norton fracas and the latest Twix bar marketing campaign have in common.
Spoon-Fed by the FedsThe White House’s fiscal 2019 budget would cut food stamp funding and tell its recipients what to eat.
The Longest War Is LostSteve Coll paints a bleak picture of America’s military involvement in Afghanistan. Pakistan has a lot to do with it.
LBJ, ReconsideredWithout Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, there would be little welfare state for the GOP to undercut in the first place.
When All the Jobs Are GoneAuthor Amy Goldstein went to Janesville, Wisconsin, to see how people coped when their local economy vanished. In short: It’s really hard.
Odds, Ends, and SenatorsA mathematical computation about the midterms that’s, in the words of our expert, “sort of hideously irrelevant.”
The Dems Have a Bad HandConservative Democratic voters are to blame for Chuck Schumer's move on DACA.
Busted: A Gist Productions ParodyRelive the “fake news” media’s greatest mistreatment of the guy who’s just trying to “Make America Great Again.”
Nukes and CranniesPresident Trump likes to bluster. But when will North Korea see that as more than talk, and react accordingly?
Ban the AR-15It’s a no-brainer: Taking the mass killer’s weapon of choice off store shelves would save lives.
Don’t Call It a White House Shake-UpThis is the Trump administration at rest. Chaos is its equilibrium.
Is the Iran Deal a Dud?Slate’s Joshua Keating says our focus on Iran kept us from putting out fires across the Middle East.
America AdriftIan Bremmer says the “America First” doctrine could work, if it were implemented like a long-term strategy—but that’s not happening.
We Still Have No U.S. Ambassador to South KoreaThe Trump White House nixed a well-qualified candidate who discouraged a preventive military strike against North Korea.
The Scholarly Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great sees #BlackLivesMatter as a continuation of the civil rights era that shaped his youth.
He Got Trump’s TaxesReporter David Cay Johnston gave the public the first look at Donald Trump’s taxes. He thinks Robert Mueller will show us more.
MSG Is A-OKDan Pashman hosts a food podcast—and dinner parties. In both capacities, he’s big on monosodium glutamate.
One Year DownThe hosts of Slate’s Trumpcast dish on the Mueller investigation and Trump’s first year in office.
Teenage Brains Are Just DifferentWe’re still learning about how the mind of an adolescent is only half-baked.
A Cry for Self-HelpBooks that promise “a new you” often don’t cure us, but they sure can expose our greatest anxieties.