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Slate: The Undercover Economist

Killing a Dissident’s Dream

<p>Boris Nemtsov, 55, was gunned down below the Kremlin walls Friday night doing something no prominent Russian politician has done in nearly 20 years: He was walking through Moscow as a free...

The Rain Bomb

<p>Peter Thompson, of Queensland, Australia, recorded what he called a &quot;water ball falling&quot; from a thunder cloud on his property. Read more about this <a href="http://www...

The Shiny New Things Edition

<p><strong>Listen to Episode No. 42 of Slate Money:</strong></p>

An Israeli Insult

<p>Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is coming to the United States. On Tuesday, he’ll address a joint session of Congress. Netanyahu wants to rally Americans against President...

The Life Span of the Novel, From Pamela to Fifty Shades of Grey

<p>“Good morning,” he said, then sniff-laughed, smiled, and, poking eyeglasses up the grade of his nose, corrected himself: “Good <em>afternoon</em>.” Professor M. looked ...

World Saved by Jet-Skiing Comedian

<p><strong>Listen to Episode 204 of&nbsp;<em>Slate</em>’s The Gist:</strong></p>

In Defense of Scott Walker

<p>Earlier this week Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker <a href="">said</a...

The Hunting Ground

<p>T<em>he Hunting Ground</em> opens like a horror movie: We meet a suite of innocents who have no idea they’re heading off to hell. This documentary about sexual assault on col...

Big Beef

<p>Last week the nation’s top nutrition advisory panel unveiled <a href="

Why It’s Hard for Republican Presidential Candidates to Speak Honestly About Income Inequality

<p>None of the Republicans running for president has an agenda for fighting income inequality. But they do have a word for talking about it—<em>opportunity</em>. Jeb Bush says t...