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Slate: The Undercover Economist

She’s With Us

<p>From the moment Hillary Clinton began speaking Thursday night, it took her more than 20 minutes to get around to talking about herself. First she praised her daughter, son-in-law, and gran...

What Can Pizza Tell Us About Ourselves?

<p>In the 1990s, America believed in the predictive powers of pizza. Online anecdotes abounded: <a href="http://home.xnet.com/~warinner/pizzacites.html#time">&nbsp;Pizza deliveries ...

Twenty Years Tracking Trump

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Why Renewable Power Can Still Be Wasteful

<p>Renewable energy is synonymous with efficiency. Generating electricity with fossil fuels involves using labor and machines to dig up substances like coal or natural gas, which took eons to...

It Takes Great Presidents to Make America Great

<p>For two straight weeks, we’ve retreated to teleprompted testimony, lusty boos at the mention of disfavored policy, treated to chants of U-S-A, like a high-pressure hose washing away the ...

Who Danced Better, Republican Delegates or Democratic Delegates?

<p>This year’s Republican and Democratic conventions have been full of showy political performers, busy oppositions, and soaring rhetoric. But you wouldn’t know it from the exuberant danc...

Bright Shining as the Sun

<p>PHILADELPHIA—At first glance, the closing session of the Democratic National Convention looked a lot like a Republican National Convention. Throughout the night, delegates chanted “U-S...

The Bees Are All Right

<p>In the far corner of Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, there is a depression, 5 feet deep and 70 feet in diameter, that is filled with more than 1,000 individual plants. There are sunflow...

Work at Slate

<p>If you love&nbsp;<strong><em>Slate&nbsp;</em></strong>and are incredibly talented, maybe you should work for us. <strong><em>Slate</em> &l...

You’re Not Brushing Your Toddler’s Teeth?

<p>If you hear blood-curdling screams coming from my house at 7 a.m. or 7 p.m., don’t fret: I’m just brushing my 2-year-old’s teeth. It’s a traumatic endeavor for us both, and I admit...