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News and Politics
Jurisprudence
Feb. 8 2017 2:15 PMTrump Said He Wanted a Muslim BanWill the courts use the president's own statements to declare his executive order unconstitutional?
Jurisprudence
Feb. 8 2017 12:05 PMThe Silencing of Coretta Scott KingOn Tuesday night, Elizabeth Warren was told to pipe down. But it was King’s words that the Senate refused to hear.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 7 2017 7:50 PM“Just Following Orders”Horror stories about the lawlessness of Customs and Border Protection agents in the aftermath of Trump’s immigration ban.
Politics
Feb. 7 2017 6:12 PMThe Democrats Never Had a Chance Against Betsy DeVosThe fight matters anyway.
History
Feb. 7 2017 1:56 PMHell No, He Must Go!What anti-Trump protesters can learn from the successes, and mistakes, of the anti–Vietnam War movement.
Moneybox
Feb. 7 2017 9:00 AMDonald Trump’s Wall Street EnablersThey’re getting everything they want—and getting out of the way.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 6 2017 7:08 PMChecks? Never Heard of Them. Balances? Forget About It.Donald Trump’s unnerving belief that the judiciary’s purpose is to stay out of his way.
The Angle
Feb. 6 2017 4:05 PMThe Angle: Jake Tapper EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s white nationalism, Jake Tapper’s nonpartisan appeal, and library fines.
Roads & Kingdoms
Feb. 6 2017 9:13 AMThe DisorientCountries on the fuzzy edge between two continents are grappling with what it means to be in Europe or Asia today.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 5 2017 10:06 AMAnthony Kennedy Is Not StupidHe’s not going to step down just because one decent conservative judge was nominated to the Supreme Court.
Politics
Feb. 3 2017 6:34 PMBad Religion  How Trump is warping Christianity for his own gain.
Politics
Feb. 3 2017 3:39 PMThe GOP Has No Obamacare Bill. It Does Have a New Buzzword.Repeal and replace is out. Repair is in.
History
Feb. 3 2017 11:59 AMNot Who We AreThe United States is neither a land of nativists nor a haven for immigrants. Our xenophobic impulses and loftiest ideals have been in conflict since the founding.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 2 2017 8:27 PMDisorderThe president is violating the court orders against his Muslim ban. Here’s how he’s getting away with it.
The Angle
Feb. 2 2017 5:07 PMThe Angle: Media Literacy EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on civics education, Trump’s immigration policy, and how Democrats should handle Neil Gorsuch.
Politics
Feb. 8 2017 1:52 PMWhy Did Mitch McConnell Muzzle Elizabeth Warren? To Muzzle Coretta Scott King.In her 1986 letter, King told the truth about the Republican Party of 2017.
Interrogation
Feb. 8 2017 9:44 AMWhat a Pro-Trump English Professor Thinks NowA conversation with Mark Bauerlein, the rare academic who believed—and still believes—we’ve found the right leader to make America great again.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 7 2017 6:36 PM“I Just Don’t Believe I’m in New York”The Jeran family’s journey from Yemen to Djibouti to the United States shows the cruelty and pointlessness of Trump’s immigration ban.
The Angle
Feb. 7 2017 4:38 PMThe Angle: War on Science EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the politics of science, Obama’s legacy, and Betsy DeVos’ conservative foes.
Schooled
Feb. 7 2017 11:43 AMThe Conservative Case Against Betsy DeVosHer nomination as education secretary has united liberals, rural Republicans, and Breitbart writers in disdain.
Crime
Feb. 7 2017 5:55 AMJames Bailey Is a Liar. Is He a Murderer?A mysterious cache of documents could prove that a man serving a life sentence for homicide was framed by corrupt Alabama authorities—if the documents, and the man, can be believed.
Politics
Feb. 6 2017 6:30 PMTrump’s ApologistMike Pence isn’t just a VP. He’s the chief enabler of the president’s fascist ways.
Fiction
Feb. 6 2017 11:21 AM“Clay and Smokeless Fire”He had seen fool kings and robber-kings, mad kings and rape-kings. The new American king was all of them at once.
Cover Story
Feb. 6 2017 6:00 AMGovernment by White Nationalism Is Upon UsIt’s not just rhetoric anymore. It’s a political program that could set American democracy back 150 years.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 4 2017 3:12 PMWhy Judge Robart Blocked the Muslim BanThere’s no constitutional way to implement an unconstitutional order. 
The Angle
Feb. 3 2017 5:36 PMThe Angle: Immigrants’ Marriage Rights EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on immigrants’ marriage rights, the history of American nativism, and Sheryl Sandberg’s Achilles’ heel.
Fascism
Feb. 3 2017 12:15 PMSpain: An Influential OutlierThe second episode of Fascism: A Slate Academy asks how a fringe movement got folded into a 40-year dictatorship.
News Quiz
Feb. 3 2017 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
War Stories
Feb. 2 2017 6:06 PMWhat Happened Behind the Scenes Before the Yemen Raid?We can’t be sure, but it was not a normal vetting process.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 2 2017 5:01 PMSally Yates Doesn’t Care Who You AreOne last testament to the integrity of the attorney general who defied the president.

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