News and Politics
News and Politics
Jurisprudence
June 18 2015 5:07 PMHas Clarence Thomas Forgotten What His Job Is?Two of his latest opinions abandon reasoned judgment for fiery condemnation. From a Supreme Court justice, that’s downright disturbing.
Plus Roundups
June 18 2015 12:46 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of June 15, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Crime
June 18 2015 5:55 AMYoung Man, Adult CrimeA teenage boy stands accused of killing an innocent man. Can the criminal justice system acknowledge a juvenile’s potential to change while also holding him accountable for a terrible act?
Jurisprudence
June 17 2015 5:55 PMWhen Will the Supreme Court Stop Avoiding Abortion?Severe laws in Texas and Mississippi require the justices to act.
Politics
June 17 2015 3:30 PMWhy Unions Win When They WinThey typically succeed when they fight for American workers, not for themselves.
Slate Fare
June 16 2015 4:38 PMGet Discounted Tickets to Slate’s Outward Live Event in New YorkHere’s how to get access to our presale, plus 30 percent off your ticket purchase.
Politics
June 15 2015 9:07 PMRachel Dolezal’s TruthHer most disturbing claims weren’t about advancing herself. They were about her victimization.
Politics
June 15 2015 6:56 AMExit Stage RightWelcome to the race, Jeb—now drop out.
Foreigners
June 12 2015 8:14 PMCan America Lead Again?It will take more than speeches and tough talk.
Slate Plus
June 12 2015 3:02 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Senior editor Rachael Larimore on the best of Slate, from Phineas and Ferb to Supreme Court season.
Roads & Kingdoms
June 12 2015 12:12 PMSaint of SardinesOn the eve of Lisbon, Portugal’s annual sardine-and-beer bacchanal, St. Anthony’s Day, Cara Parks looks at the uncertain future of a celebrated fish.
Plus Roundups
June 11 2015 6:02 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of June 8, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Jurisprudence
June 11 2015 5:15 PMThe Kansas Supreme Court’s Only OptionSue Gov. Sam Brownback in federal court.
Jurisprudence
June 11 2015 2:43 PMThe Problem With BailAnd one simple way to fix it.
Politics
June 11 2015 1:39 PMPhoto-Op Foreign PolicyWhy presidential candidates traveling overseas doesn’t tell us much.
History
June 18 2015 2:22 PMThe Deadly History of “They’re Raping Our Women”Racists have long used rape to defend their worst racist violence.
History
June 18 2015 10:39 AMA Living LandmarkCharleston’s Emanuel AME Church isn’t just a church. It is a historic symbol of black resistance to slavery and racism.
Politics
June 18 2015 5:45 AMCriminal NeglectBy refusing to police the streets, Baltimore’s cops are fueling the city’s lawlessness and violence. 
Foreigners
June 17 2015 5:07 PMWhy Mass Surveillance Violates International LawA new groundbreaking report undermines the lawfulness of the NSA’s invasive snooping. 
Politics
June 17 2015 5:56 AMWhy Hillary Clinton Should Go Full NerdThe Democratic front-runner should offer voters her authentic, geeky self.
Politics
June 16 2015 6:01 AMDestroying the Party to Save the PartyWhy a Hillary Clinton victory would be good news for Republican moderates.
Politics
June 15 2015 8:48 PMJeb Bush Makes It OfficialThe former Florida governor covered all his bases as he entered the race.
Politics
June 13 2015 7:13 PMA Fighter Takes Center StageHillary Clinton’s first major campaign event was heavy on policy proposals and the promise to fight until the end.
Politics
June 12 2015 7:22 PMIs Rachel Dolezal Black Just Because She Says She Is?Maybe. What we don’t know is whether she also accepted the hardships of being black.
Politics
June 12 2015 12:55 PMOne Tough MotherHillary Clinton’s campaign is going to sell her as a fighter like no other.
The Slate Quiz
June 12 2015 1:15 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Foreigners
June 11 2015 5:53 PMYes, the U.S. Military Uses Social Media to Target ISISIt should stop telling us that. Right now.
Jurisprudence
June 11 2015 4:25 PMWho Do the Justices Want to Be President?The answer to that question may impact how they vote in two huge cases.
Politics
June 11 2015 2:10 PMWhy Is John Roberts Siding With the Supreme Court’s Liberals?There are two cases—one famous and one forgotten—that may haunt the chief justice. 
Jurisprudence
June 11 2015 1:32 AMDying of ExcitementPolice often blame suspects’ deaths on “excited delirium.” Is that a diagnosis or a cover-up?

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