Has 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.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of June 15, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Young 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?
When Will the Supreme Court Stop Avoiding Abortion?Severe laws in Texas and Mississippi require the justices to act.
Why Unions Win When They WinThey typically succeed when they fight for American workers, not for themselves.
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Rachel Dolezal’s TruthHer most disturbing claims weren’t about advancing herself. They were about her victimization.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Senior editor Rachael Larimore on the best of Slate, from Phineas and Ferb to Supreme Court season.
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Saint 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.
What We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of June 8, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The Deadly History of “They’re Raping Our Women”Racists have long used rape to defend their worst racist violence.
A Living LandmarkCharleston’s Emanuel AME Church isn’t just a church. It is a historic symbol of black resistance to slavery and racism.
Criminal NeglectBy refusing to police the streets, Baltimore’s cops are fueling the city’s lawlessness and violence.
Why Mass Surveillance Violates International LawA new groundbreaking report undermines the lawfulness of the NSA’s invasive snooping.
Why Hillary Clinton Should Go Full NerdThe Democratic front-runner should offer voters her authentic, geeky self.
Destroying the Party to Save the PartyWhy a Hillary Clinton victory would be good news for Republican moderates.
Jeb Bush Makes It OfficialThe former Florida governor covered all his bases as he entered the race.
A Fighter Takes Center StageHillary Clinton’s first major campaign event was heavy on policy proposals and the promise to fight until the end.
Is 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.
Yes, the U.S. Military Uses Social Media to Target ISISIt should stop telling us that. Right now.
Who Do the Justices Want to Be President?The answer to that question may impact how they vote in two huge cases.
Why 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.