News and Politics
News and Politics
Politics
March 23 2015 2:42 PMTed Cruz Imagines the White HouseLet’s not even pretend that the Texas senator has a chance of becoming president.
History
March 22 2015 7:37 PMThe PenInmates at America’s oldest women’s prison are writing a history of it—and exploding the myth of its benevolent founders.
Foreigners
March 20 2015 7:18 PMDon’t Believe BibiThe Israeli prime minister says he didn’t mean what he said. Even he knows he can’t be trusted.
Gallery
March 20 2015 2:27 PMGorgeous Photos of the Northern LightsThe best images of the aurora borealis light show.
Foreigners
March 20 2015 1:39 PMThe Myth of Government SecrecyWhy does anyone think the State Department would have been a safer place to store Hillary Clinton’s email?
Crime
March 20 2015 1:00 PM“I Was Not As Interested in Justice As I Was in Winning”Read an extraordinary letter from a remorseful prosecutor who put an innocent man away for 30 years.
Roads & Kingdoms
March 20 2015 9:01 AMBabylon Backs DownWhat will the decriminalization of marijuana mean for Jamaica’s Rastafarians?
Jurisprudence
March 19 2015 12:31 PMJustice DeferredWhat happens in Texas when you get a man executed on the basis of bad testimony? 
Foreigners
March 19 2015 10:15 AMThe Best-Selling Prisoner of GuantánamoMohamedou Ould Slahi’s attorney traveled to the island prison to tell him his book was a smash hit. She couldn’t even give him a copy.
Jurisprudence
March 19 2015 9:15 AMThe Serious, Somber Boston Marathon Bombing TrialWhy we don’t—and shouldn’t—have cameras in federal courtrooms.
Politics
March 18 2015 8:22 PMSweating the Small StuffPeople complain about our frivolous politics. But the greater danger may be our timid campaigns.
Politics
March 18 2015 5:49 PMGive It a RestHillary Clinton doesn’t need to start campaigning to please a bunch of Democratic Party chieftains.
Politics
March 18 2015 2:23 PMThe Oregon TrailThe state’s new governor is going on the offensive in the battle for voting rights.
Crime
March 18 2015 9:55 AMAre Overcrowded Prisons Unconstitutional?It’s time for the Supreme Court to weigh in.
Crime
March 17 2015 12:12 PMWhy Can’t Ex-Cons Vote?They did the time, why can’t they pull the lever?
Politics
March 23 2015 2:12 PMHospitals Are Robbing Us BlindForget Obamacare. The real villains in the American health care system are greedy hospitals and the politicians who protect them.
Politics
March 20 2015 9:46 PMCandidate Fatigue SyndromeThe next crop of presidential candidates is embracing every new social media tool. But is that really a good idea?
Jurisprudence
March 20 2015 6:18 PMDangerous Magical ThinkingTrying the 12-year-old “Slender Man” stabbers as adults is as illogical and barbaric as they are.
Plus Roundups
March 20 2015 2:00 PM“I’ve Convinced Them to Let Me Write About Pretty Much All My Other Obscure Interests”Here are John Swansburg’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from the good old Grateful Dead to ex-con voting rights. 
Politics
March 20 2015 1:08 PMA Quiet TensionIf you want to understand the anger over the brutal arrest of a UVA student, you must also understand UVA.
Crime
March 20 2015 12:41 PMFerguson Is HiringHow to find a chief to run the city’s embattled police department—and how a new hire could make all the difference.
The Slate Quiz
March 19 2015 11:55 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Plus Roundups
March 19 2015 12:00 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of March 16, curated by Slate writers and editors. 
Foreigners
March 19 2015 9:55 AMThe Price Israel Must PayWe no longer have a Netanyahu problem. We have an Israel problem.
Foreigners
March 19 2015 8:00 AMKremlin TVVladimir Putin’s new faux documentary is trying to rewrite the history of his own aggression.
Jurisprudence
March 18 2015 6:02 PMWe Are David DowLawyers are furious with Texas for suspending an effective death penalty defense attorney.
War Stories
March 18 2015 4:42 PMIsrael Just LostBenjamin Netanyahu has won at his own country’s expense.
Foreigners
March 18 2015 10:22 AMBibi’s PlaybookThis wasn’t the first time Netanyahu won against long odds. Here’s how he does it.
Politics
March 17 2015 2:31 PMWhy Paul Ryan Should Host a Poverty SummitThe Republican leader could create a venue for presidential candidates to talk about the issues they would otherwise ignore.
Foreigners
March 17 2015 12:08 PMNetanyahu’s Hate SpeechIsrael’s prime minister is trying to stay in power by turning a million Arab Israelis into the enemy.

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