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Politics
Jan. 22 2015 10:52 PMWhy the GOP Isn’t as Pro-Life as You ThinkHow a core Republican principle got complicated.
Politics
Jan. 22 2015 7:53 PMRepublicans Are Finally Talking About InequalityDemocrats should listen.
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 12:14 PMThe Magic QuestionJudges trust jurors to assess their own biases. That might not be such a good idea.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 22 2015 9:07 AMA Taxing DecisionThe Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage for the most practical of reasons.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 2:42 PMSecond-Term Obama Looks AbroadSocial scientists find that foreign policy can help or hinder domestic policy.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 21 2015 11:29 AMJudicial IndignityThe Supreme Court ponders judges’ freedom to panhandle.
War Stories
Jan. 21 2015 12:50 AMThe Muddled MissionThe president’s foreign policy message was wise, even if the actual execution has often confused means and ends. 
Politics
Jan. 20 2015 6:32 PMThe Instant Spin RoomWatch conservatives and liberals bicker over the State of the Union address.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 20 2015 11:51 AMAmerican LiarWhy Jesse Ventura is likely to collect millions from Chris Kyle’s American Sniper.
Crime
Jan. 19 2015 11:45 PMThey Couldn’t Breathe, EitherEvery time William Bratton has taken over a police department, excessive-force incidents have followed.
History Lesson
Jan. 19 2015 10:12 AMThe Many Lives of Hazel BryanIn the most famous photo of the civil rights era, she was the face of white bigotry. Here’s what she did with the rest of her life.
Politics
Jan. 16 2015 7:55 PMDelayed JusticeAttorney General Eric Holder’s reform of civil asset forfeiture is the newest example of Democrats fixing failed policies from the war on drugs.
Politics
Jan. 16 2015 6:46 PMBlue Devil’s AdvocateDuke University’s decision to not allow a Muslim call to prayer from its chapel tower was clumsy, but perhaps the right one.
Roads & Kingdoms
Jan. 16 2015 9:18 AMShanghai on the NileEgypt’s revolution (and counter-revolution) hasn’t stopped an influx of Chinese, who bring with them a rich and delicious culinary heritage.
The Slate Quiz
Jan. 15 2015 11:48 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 7:59 PMLeave the Cannibal Cop AloneHe never harmed anyone, and his conviction was overturned. Why can’t he look for love on Match.com?
Politics
Jan. 22 2015 7:10 PMFailure to LaunchRepublicans returned to their war on Obamacare on Thursday. It didn’t go well.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 22 2015 11:25 AMScalia to the Rescue?The Fair Housing Act might just find redemption from the unlikeliest justice.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 5:40 PMFamily PlanningObama’s focus on women and families in the State of the Union will likely be the core of Hillary Clinton’s economic message.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 1:58 PMObama’s Tax TrapThe president’s tax proposal will expose Republicans’ unwillingness to do anything meaningful for the poor. 
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 1:36 AMA Man in FullPresident Obama delivered a strong partisan speech that roiled Republicans even as it sought to win over everyone else.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 12:13 AMThe Liberated LiberalPresident Obama offered an assertive vision of Democratic ideals. But was it enough?
Politics
Jan. 20 2015 3:46 PMThe 15 Women Who Have Responded to a State of the Union AddressSadly, many were remembered more for what they wore than what they said.  
Politics
Jan. 20 2015 11:39 AMHurry-Up OffensePresident Obama feels confident and emboldened heading into the State of the Union. Of course, so does the Republican-controlled Congress. 
Politics
Jan. 19 2015 1:14 PMHappy Robert E. Lee Day!Why some states can’t celebrate MLK without remembering the Confederate general, too.
Propublica
Jan. 17 2015 2:26 PMNo-Knock Raids Gone Wrong and CPS Failures#MuckReads: A weekly roundup of investigative reporting from ProPublica.
Crime
Jan. 16 2015 7:36 PMHelicopters Don’t Pay for ThemselvesWhy Eric Holder’s civil forfeiture decision won’t stop civil forfeiture abuse.
Politics
Jan. 16 2015 5:40 PMA Blazing StartOne year in, Colorado’s experiment with retail marijuana has been a sweeping success.
Slate Picks
Jan. 16 2015 3:30 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?An insuppressibly exuberant reading list from Mark Joseph Stern.
Politics
Jan. 15 2015 4:00 PMRocky Mountain Buzz KillWhy can’t Colorado’s new pot PSAs tell people the few things they actually need to know about pot?

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