News and Politics
News and Politics
Crime
Aug. 21 2015 11:31 AMSt. Louis Police Try a Strange Old TacticOfficers tried to subdue a crowd of protesters by banging their batons on the ground in unison. Does that work?
Politics
Aug. 20 2015 2:40 PMMake Hats Great AgainA close reading of Donald Trump’s campaign merch.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 19 2015 4:47 PM“1 Shot Fired by Officer”The shape-shifting story of a cop who pulled over a driver and ended up shooting himself.
Foreigners
Aug. 19 2015 7:35 AMTrolling ISISHow an Internet scam could stymie ISIS’s online recruiters.
Politics
Aug. 18 2015 4:30 PMCollective PunishmentTrump’s astonishingly cruel immigration plan is getting rave reviews from the GOP.
Foreigners
Aug. 18 2015 5:30 AMThe Little Think Tank That CouldInside the small, pro-Israel outfit leading the attack on Obama’s Iran deal.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 16 2015 9:02 PMThe Trials of Ed GrafIn 1988, he was convicted of killing his stepsons—based on arson science we now know is bunk. A quarter of a century later, Texas granted him a new trial, one that pitted modern forensics against old-fashioned Texas justice.
Crime
Aug. 15 2015 9:03 PMExonerate Cameron Todd WillinghamThe family of a man executed on faulty arson evidence pushes for reform.
Roads & Kingdoms
Aug. 14 2015 9:09 AMSuds KoreaKorean microbrewers are bringing IPAs and sours to a country used to watery lagers. If only the government would get out of their way.
Plus Roundups
Aug. 13 2015 5:53 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of Aug. 10, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Politics
Aug. 13 2015 2:31 PMTrump’s Alpha-Male AppealWhat explains the loutish billionaire’s polls and popularity.
Politics
Aug. 13 2015 9:40 AMA Serious IssueThe Republican Party has 17 presidential candidates. Where are their ideas?
Politics
Aug. 12 2015 4:19 PMThe U.S. Government Is Putting Americans on Its No-Fly List on a HunchAnd it won’t even tell them why.
War Stories
Aug. 12 2015 10:01 AMShallow JebThe former Florida governor was supposed to be the GOP’s next foreign policy statesman. He just proved he’s not.
Politics
Aug. 10 2015 5:35 AMThe Law That Villainized Mexican ImmigrantsHow conservatives helped create today’s immigration “crisis.”
The Slate Quiz
Aug. 21 2015 2:15 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Politics
Aug. 20 2015 2:25 PMNo Vote Left BehindAn overlooked group of voters could hand the White House to the GOP—if the GOP is smart enough to court them.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 19 2015 11:55 AMThe Liberty to End One’s LifeHow the marriage equality movement led the way for death with dignity.
Crime
Aug. 18 2015 6:24 PMSlate Voice: “The Trials of Ed Graf”Listen to Slate’s Jeremy Stahl read his story on how Ed Graf’s new trial pitted modern forensics against old-fashioned Texas justice.
Crime
Aug. 18 2015 3:16 PMWhen Junkies Deserve a PassPeople are dying because drug addicts fear calling 911. More states need to give immunity to users who do the right thing.
Politics
Aug. 17 2015 5:58 PMBlack Lives Matter Protests MatterWhy the group is so focused on Bernie Sanders, and how that strategy is paying off.
Crime
Aug. 15 2015 9:04 PMTexas Executed an Almost Certainly Innocent ManThe Texas Forensic Science Commission chairman tried to convince Texas that Cameron Todd Willingham was a monster. Did politics trump truth? 
Crime
Aug. 14 2015 6:16 PMWhy Is Stolen Art So Hard to Find?The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist has gone unsolved for 25 years. That makes it very, very typical.
The Slate Quiz
Aug. 14 2015 2:16 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Politics
Aug. 13 2015 4:01 PMRage Against the MachineVoters are fed up with American politics. But are they willing to do anything about it?
View From Chicago
Aug. 13 2015 12:43 PMThe Strangest Campaign PledgeWhy it makes sense to support a candidate who vows to straighten out democracy and then quit.
Politics
Aug. 12 2015 5:40 PMWhy Hillary’s Email Saga HurtsIt is giving Republicans the perfect opportunity to highlight her least appealing qualities.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 12 2015 1:43 PMThe Hidden Bias of CamerasBody and dashboard-mounted cameras used by police don’t give an objective account of the facts. Here’s how we should reform them.
Politics
Aug. 11 2015 5:55 PMTrumped-Up FearsWhy the Republican Party shouldn’t worry about the Donald.
Crime
Aug. 9 2015 12:11 PMWhat It’s Like to Be Black in the Criminal Justice SystemThese eight charts suggest there are racial disparities at every phase of the justice system.

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