Public Editor's Journal: Sony Emails, Free Speech — and Trying a Little ‘F2F’

A look at some of the questions and the strong opinions that have emerged since the so-called Guardians...

December 23, 2014

After Botched Execution, Oklahoma to Resume Lethal Injections

A federal judge ruled that the use of the sedative midazolam did not amount to an experiment on human...

December 23, 2014

U.S. Approves Skin Cancer Treatment

The FDA granted accelerated approval to Bristol-Myers’s skin-cancer treatment Opdivo, which uses the body’s...

December 23, 2014


Guantánamo Envoy Cliff Sloan Quits Amid Delays in Prisoner Releases

Mr. Sloan, the envoy who negotiates detainee transfers from the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, is resigning,...

December 23, 2014

Rep. Michael Grimm to Plead Guilty to Tax Charge

A guilty plea by Mr. Grimm, a Republican from Staten Island who has steadfastly maintained his innocence,...

December 23, 2014

Alibaba's Tmall Global Site Stumbles

Alibaba’s Tmall Global shopping platform is failing to live up to its early billing as a “fast track...

December 23, 2014


Bowe Bergdahl’s Disciplinary Fate Placed in Hands of Army General

Gen. Mark Milley will decide if Sergeant Bergdahl should be court-martialed and what, if any, charges...

December 23, 2014

C.D.C. Head Says Fight on Ebola Will Be Long

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, back from a weeklong trip to West Africa, said he saw hopeful signs in Guinea...

December 22, 2014

What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

Even as restaurants talk about smaller portions, they continue to serve a full day's worth of calories...

December 22, 2014


 

The End of the Obama Era

As you may have heard, 2014 was a good year for Republicans. They won a lot of elections! They won big elections...

December 22, 2014

The Importance of Treating NYPD Officers as Individuals

At 28-years-old, Ismaaiyl Brinsley had been arrested 19 times and served 2 years in prison. On Saturday,...

December 22, 2014

When Kids Stop Believing in Santa

Earlier this week, a woman wrote in to Slate's Dear Prudence advice chat asking whether it's considered...

December 21, 2014


The Audacity of Scolding Sony

The accepted story of President Obama in the six weeks since the November elections is that he's been...

December 19, 2014

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State appears to have reached its end. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014

Republican Senators Aren't Sold on Jeb Bush

The 2016 presidential race began to heat up this week with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing...

December 19, 2014


 

VA wasted billions, reports say

While veterans in recent years were dying as they waited for care at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals,...

December 23, 2014

Al Qaeda 'nothing' compared to ISIS

Journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer who traveled to ISIS-controlled regions says "high percentage" of fighters...

December 23, 2014

Cops remembered as loving

CNN's Randi Kaye looks back at the lives of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were ambushed...

December 23, 2014


France attacks

A 20-year-old French-Burundian posts the ISIS flag on his Facebook page, then enters a police station...

December 23, 2014

This soldier stuns daughters

Two sisters got the shock of a lifetime during a visit with Santa. It wasn't Santa ... it was their soldier...

December 23, 2014

Comedy is tough sell in N. Korea

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on why jokes, humor and satire are rarely used in North Korean movies.

December 23, 2014


 

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

With only a few days left until Christmas, lighted displays, colorful markets, and Santa's helpers are out in force....

December 22, 2014

Wasting Time on the Internet 101

Next semester Kenneth Goldsmith wants his students to spend class time watching YouTube videos, liking...

December 22, 2014

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

I visited Winters High School in Winters, CA on a whiplash rainy day in early December. The so-called...

December 20, 2014


The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

December 20, 2014

The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014


Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014

Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure

When I set out to write about unconventional educators, the first person on my wish list was Adam Savage....

December 18, 2014