The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Tuesday night, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, conservators opened a box that was buried beneath the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795. Show More Summary
Also, Kamala's a shoo-in for the Senate, and a new study suggest SF might getting more conservative. [ more › ]
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon ranchers have reached a deal with the federal government aimed at conserving the greater sage grouse and its habitat while ensuring landowners won't face more restrictions if the bird is listed under the Endangered Species Act, officials said on Friday.
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- There is no more provocative figure within New Hampshire Republican politics than Jack Kimball, so it is perhaps fitting that Kimball’s new conservative interest group is playing host to Sen. Ted Cruz’s first official...Show More Summary
For more than a year, WCS and our conservation partners have focused on three essential prongs in the battle to end the illegal ivory trade: stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand. Today we must scale up those efforts...Show More Summary
We haven’t heard much from Chris Christie or about his presidential aspirations and that is just as well. Christie may very well be the most conservative governor we can elect in New Jersey but his governance is simply a shade more conservative that what you’d expect from a Democrat. Show More Summary
Amid a record-breaking HIV outbreak, the conservative governor is starting to compromise. The post The Public Health Emergency That’s Inching Indiana Toward A More Sensible Drug Policy appeared first on ThinkProgress.
I am a voter — a white, male, college-educated twentysomething voter, born in the conservative South, living in the liberal North. I was raised in a middle-class family but now occupy an economic class more concerned with finding jobs than itemizing tax deductions. I understand the...
Young Americans may be more demographically diverse than older generations, but many embrace surprisingly traditional views on relationships.
Not only will the $1-billion spending plan approved by lawmakers Thursday provide little immediate relief to drought-stricken Californians, state leaders are missing an opportunity to take more decisive action to restrict water use, conservation advocates said.
Despite their frequent claims to the contrary, anti-gay Christians do not hold a monopoly on the interpretation of their faith. Although conservatives have strived to depict marriage equality as a grave threat to religious liberty, millions of devout Christians across every denomination enthusiastically support equal dignity for gay people. Show More Summary
The petition seeks to make it legal for Floridians to sell solar to one another. The post Thanks To Conservatives, Florida Is Now One Step Closer To Making Solar Energy More Accessible appeared first on ThinkProgress.
"Cats on the go," via Erik Wilson · Supervisors says tech buses need "labor harmony" · Study: SF is getting ever so slightly more conservative · Californians say other people aren't doing enough on drought · Slack, Stripe and other....
While individual athletes and teams are engaging in more social justice activism beyond the playing field, leagues have been more conservative when wading into "political" issues. But sometimes a political issue hits so close to home,...Show More Summary
The more conservative candidates there are in the race, the better Bush's chances are.
One of the most telling differences between liberals and conservatives is that liberals think more people should go to college, and conservatives think fewer should. To be sure, reducing enrollments might make a dent in the current mountain of student-load debt incurred for training that often helps the recipients very little. Show More Summary
At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren.
Yesterday I showed you the pragmatism-deprived ad that the American Family Association, one of the high-profile "pro-family" groups that has been working in concert with the broader conservative movement to stop marriage equality in this nation, placed in The Washington...
Volkswagen says it is planning more aggressive, market-specific designs for the US, since the conservative look that has made the brand a huge seller in Europe and China hasn't had the same results here. Continue reading Volkswagen promises...Show More Summary
Because the wedding celebration is really just getting started after you say "I do," you might need yet another dress to keep the party going. Whether you've kept it more conservative for your vows, or you're just looking to switch it...Show More Summary