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Russia Is Trying Something New to Isolate Its Internet From the Rest of the World

Surveillance, censorship, and internet isolation are deeply entangled in Russia.

Help! My Friend’s Husband Reads All Our Private Texts.

Apparently they have an open phone policy where either spouse can go through the other’s phone.

Judge Rules Tucker Carlson Is Not a Credible Source of News

The “general tenor” of Carlson’s show is not “stating actual facts” about the topics he discusses, the judge wrote.

Overnight Billionaires: Airbnb

It turned ordinary neighborhoods into tourist destinations, and ordinary people into backdoor innkeepers. Did it create the community it promised?

The Blowout House Race That Says Everything You Need to Know About the Next Congress

If you thought things were crazy before, just Qwait.

A Vaccine Won’t Be the End

Many of us are hoping that an effective vaccine will end mask-wearing and social distancing. That would be a mistake.

Think You’re Smarter Than a Slate Associate Editor? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.

Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

Why Kentucky’s Black Attorney General Is So Beloved by McConnell, Trump and Their Very White Party

The man who announced this week’s Breonna Taylor decision is a Republican star.

What It’s Like to Moderate a Presidential Debate

The moderator of one of Mexico’s 2018 debates on one of the most terrifying experiences in journalism.

COVID Didn’t Destroy New York City. Austerity Just Might.

The state’s power brokers are so afraid of the impoverished 1970s that they’re inadvertently bringing them back.

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