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Here‘s What the Trump Administration‘s TikTok and WeChat Bans Actually Do

WeChat users are about to be cut off. TikTok is a little more complicated.

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The Wild Energy That Teachers Are Putting Into Zoom Shouldn‘t Be a Surprise

‘People really just don‘t understand what teachers do in a classroom on a day-to-day basis.‘

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The Social Dilemma Fails to Tackle the Real Issues in Tech

The Netflix documentary replicates Silicon Valley‘s biggest shortcomings.

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Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet, in Spoiler-Filled Detail

Piecing together Christopher Nolan‘s spectacular and confusing time-bending thriller.

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The Trump Administration Reportedly Rewrote CDC Testing Guidance to Discourage Expanded Testing

The administration overruled the CDC and revised its scientific assessment of testing.

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Help! My Longtime Hairstylist Has Turned Into a Conspiracy Theorist.

I‘ve seen her twice a month for nearly seven years. What‘s my moral obligation here?

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Think You‘re Smarter Than Slate‘s Director of Media Relations? Find Out With This Week‘s News Quiz.

Test your knowledge of this week‘s big stories.

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Queasy Rider: The Uncertain Future of Harley-Davidson

A gasoline-soaked symbol of America finds itself at a crossroads.

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Why I Changed My Mind About the Caster Semenya Case

She should be allowed to compete against women and defend her Olympic title.

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Things Are Not Getting Better for Susan Collins

Plus six other vulnerable GOP senators.

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Do GOPers Feel Guilt Over Tax Scandals?

Also: Where is Steve Mnuchin?

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Fuel for a Cold War

We can‘t let environmental concern override our power on the global chessboard.

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The Catastrophes Keep Coming

The Political Gabfest live for the Texas Tribune Festival.

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Maya Moore‘s Marriage to the Man She Helped Exonerate Is a Great Story in an Awful Year

Too often, the work against injustice is abstract and without reward. This story is a heartwarming outlier.

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It‘s Time to Make Postal Workers Heroes Again

Delivering the mail used to be sexy and thrilling. It can be once more.

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White Covid Death Rates Are Lower Than ‘Normal‘ Black American Death Rates

I‘m a mortality modeler. It‘s clear what‘s killing Black people.

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An Interview With the Scientist and Mom Who Had a Little Secret During Her CNN Appearance

‘Just for the record, I was wearing shorts.‘

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How Colleges Are Responding to Their Campus Coronavirus Outbreaks

Pretty much everyone‘s blaming off-campus parties.

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What Happened to the Zoom Sex Partygoer, the Fired Restaurant Worker, and the Local Bookshop Owner

Coronavirus diaries, six months in.

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White COVID Death Rates Are ‘Normal‘ Black American Death Rates

I‘m a mortality modeler. It‘s clear what‘s killing Black people.

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Another Accusation of Sexual Assault Against the President

‘I don‘t know what you call that when you‘re sticking your tongue just down someone‘s throat.‘

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Netflix‘s Karaoke Competition Show Misunderstands the True Art of Karaoke

Slavish fealty to the original does not good karaoke make!

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Is Biden Blowing It With Latino Voters?

He‘s down 4 points in Florida in the crucial demographic.

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Bill Barr‘s Argument for a Political Justice Department Is Very Convenient for Bill Barr

His comparison of career prosecutors to pre-schoolers was not just a stray insult.

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