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News and Politics
History
April 9 2015 6:50 PMThe Unlikely Paths of Grant and LeeThe two men met at Appomattox. The loser would become a role model, the victor an embarrassment.
Jurisprudence
April 9 2015 4:29 PMComplicit as SinHow gay marriage opponents transformed themselves from a religious majority to a religious minority.
Crime
April 8 2015 3:02 PMThe 10 Other Cop Shootings in South Carolina This YearA closer look.
Crime
April 8 2015 10:17 AMWhy Did the North Charleston Cop Handcuff Walter Scott?Believe it or not, that’s standard police procedure.
Politics
April 8 2015 3:45 AMMichigan’s Missile DefenseThe state’s politicians want it to be home to the next site in our nation’s anti-missile shield. They’ll say anything for a $3.6 billion boondoggle.
Politics
April 7 2015 5:09 PMFired UpRand Paul is running Obama’s presidential campaign all over again.
Books
April 7 2015 10:58 AMJustice DeniedWhy do we still tolerate the Supreme Court?
Politics
April 7 2015 3:21 AMRahm Emanuel Has Not Been Good for ChicagoThe hassles and dangers of living in the new global city.
Politics
April 6 2015 6:01 PMSocial Security Is Having a MomentUntil recently, Democrats were willing to bargain on entitlements. Here’s how Social Security expansion became a liberal cause again.
Crime
April 3 2015 1:51 PMWhat Do You Do With the Worst of the Worst?Washington state has a pathbreaking new idea for how to handle prisoners in solitary confinement: Don’t give up on them.
Roads & Kingdoms
April 3 2015 9:12 AMThe Ukrainian SerengetiBordering war-torn Crimea, the world’s oldest steppe reserve—home to zebras, buffaloes, and wildebeests—fights for survival.
Foreigners
April 2 2015 8:00 PMAn Old Threat Made NewWhy nuclear weapons suddenly matter more than ever.
War Stories
April 2 2015 6:40 PMThe Deal of a LifetimeThere are still questions to be answered, but the nuclear agreement with Iran is very good news.
Politics
April 2 2015 1:16 PMThe Presidential Job ApplicationSeven questions we should ask anyone who wants to be president.
Plus Roundups
April 2 2015 10:01 AMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of March 30, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Plus Roundups
April 9 2015 5:41 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of April 6, curated by Slate writers and editors.
View From Chicago
April 9 2015 11:14 AMA Terrible ShameEnforcing moral norms without the law is no way to create a virtuous society.
Politics
April 8 2015 2:53 PMBroken Taillight PolicingWhen cops stop black drivers for minor traffic violations, it’s often a pretext for something more sinister.
Politics
April 8 2015 8:15 AMParty With PaulRand Paul says he’s the Republican best suited to win over young voters. There’s no evidence he’s right.
Politics
April 7 2015 6:55 PMA Rand for All SeasonsThe Kentucky senator thinks he can appeal to every kind of Republican. It won’t work.
Politics
April 7 2015 1:46 PMRand Paul Will Not Be the GOP NomineeRepublicans aren’t nearly as libertarian as his supporters wish they were.
Crime
April 7 2015 8:00 AMNo DealShould prosecutors be forced to have their plea bargains approved by juries?
Dispatches
April 6 2015 8:24 PMTeen or Terrorist?In closing statements, the prosecution paints Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a radicalized jihadi.
Crime
April 5 2015 9:08 PMThe Third ManThe Boston bombing, a triple murder, a mysterious death at the hands of the FBI, and the end of an American dream.
Plus Roundups
April 3 2015 12:21 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week? Here are Leon Neyfakh’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from safe sex and condoms to terrible tweets.
The Slate Quiz
April 3 2015 12:15 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Politics
April 2 2015 7:04 PMStages of DenialThe various ways GOP presidential hopefuls do not believe in climate change.
Jurisprudence
April 2 2015 1:19 PMTwo Pretexts Walk Into a BarThe arguments against gay marriage can’t be reconciled with the arguments for religious freedom acts.
Crime
April 2 2015 10:44 AMCalifornia’s Sane New Approach to Sex OffendersAnd why no other state is following its example.
Politics
April 1 2015 5:30 PMThe Progressive ImpersonatorMartin O’Malley wants to be the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton. It's a good strategy for an actual liberal.

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