News and Politics
News and Politics
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2015 12:44 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableMaybe King v. Burwell was never as big of a deal as we all thought. 
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2015 11:54 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThis may be the best term a solicitor general has ever had.
Dispatches
June 24 2015 7:27 PMTsarnaev SpeaksThe bomber’s unsatisfying apology.
The Breakfast Table
June 24 2015 4:13 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableIs the court accelerating America’s polarization or acting as a brake?
The Breakfast Table
June 24 2015 10:45 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableConservative decisions on Obamacare subsidies and gay marriage would cleave the nation in two.
Crime
June 23 2015 4:07 PMCan Inmates and Prison Employees Find Love?Joyce Mitchell was probably duped by the escaped inmates of Clinton Correctional Facility. But sometimes these relationships stem from something more.
Politics
June 22 2015 9:23 PMEviction NoticeThe GOP wanted to keep pandering on the Confederate flag. Why they couldn’t this time.
Jurisprudence
June 22 2015 4:41 PMDo Not DisturbThe Supreme Court rules that police can’t simply force hotels to turn over your private information.
Politics
June 19 2015 7:28 PMWill the Charleston Shooting Change America?Don’t count on it.
Roads & Kingdoms
June 19 2015 3:43 PMLand of Pork and HoneyYoung foodies and immigrants are defying Israel’s deepest culinary taboo.
Crime
June 19 2015 3:02 PMFewer Beds, Fewer InmatesHow Hurricane Katrina helped New Orleans reform a jail system overcrowded with minority prisoners and nonviolent offenders.
Culturebox
June 19 2015 1:47 PMThe One Thing Missing From Fox News’ Coverage of the Charleston ShootingAlmost any honest acknowledgement of racism.
History
June 19 2015 12:27 PMCenturies of ViolenceFor black Americans, it is impossible to separate the massacre in Charleston from hundreds of years of vicious attacks on our churches and communities.
Politics
June 19 2015 9:05 AMThe Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’tJuneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real.
Jurisprudence
June 18 2015 6:31 PMReality Strikes the Supreme CourtThe justices rule on a Confederate flag case as the nation once again grapples with the ugly power of that racist Southern symbol.
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2015 12:10 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe Obamacare ruling is an even bigger victory for the law—and the president—than anybody expected.
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2015 9:19 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThere is no crazier place than the Supreme Court plaza on the morning of a big decision day.
The Breakfast Table
June 24 2015 4:45 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe court is at its worst when states try to do good—and the justices slap them down.
Politics
June 24 2015 3:05 PMGiving Up on Gun ControlMass shootings used to inspire a national conversation on guns. Now we find something else to talk about. 
Crime
June 23 2015 7:21 PMNew RecruitsHow hate groups have used the deaths of Trayvon Martin and other black men to grow their ranks.
Foreigners
June 23 2015 2:46 PMIt’s Not the Economy, StupidThe Greek crisis is a political mess that threatens all of Europe.
Politics
June 22 2015 6:20 PMWhitewashing TerrorismRepublicans have firm rules for fighting terrorism—unless it’s committed by domestic racists.
Jurisprudence
June 22 2015 4:16 PMAfter Freddie GrayThe Kingsley decision creates a crucial new constitutional protection against police abuse.
War Stories
June 19 2015 4:21 PMThe New World DisorderInternational terrorism is booming, but Americans seldom pay the price.
Jurisprudence
June 19 2015 3:34 PM20 Years in a Windowless CellJustice Kennedy finally figures out that solitary confinement is cruel and unusual.
History
June 19 2015 2:07 PMThe First Attack on Charleston’s AME ChurchIn 1822, white residents burned the predecessor to today’s church, fearing an insurrection by the city’s black majority.
History
June 19 2015 12:28 PMWhy White Terrorists Attack Black ChurchesSanctuaries like Charleston’s AME Church aren’t just places of worship—they’re political institutions that threaten white power.
Jurisprudence
June 19 2015 9:21 AMThe Other Other Major Supreme Court Cases This TermThe gay marriage and Obamacare rulings aren’t the only huge ones coming.
The Slate Quiz
June 19 2015 1:30 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Crime
June 18 2015 5:58 PMThe Ethics of EthnographyAlice Goffman’s heralded book about inner-city life has come under fire for inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Is the author to blame—or does the fault lie with her field?

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