News and Politics
News and Politics
Roads & Kingdoms
March 13 2017 1:07 PMThe Gray ZoneWith “gray passports,” many ethnic Russians in Estonia live in a state of legal limbo.
Open Thread
March 13 2017 12:00 AMRemembering the Battle of OosterweelJoin Slate’s open thread for the week of March 13.
Jurisprudence
March 10 2017 6:09 PMIs Trump’s Second Immigration Ban Unconstitutional?Assessing the legal challenges to the new executive order.
Trials and Error
March 10 2017 4:52 PMOklahomans Voted to Make the State’s Criminal Justice System Less BarbaricWill legislators and district attorneys succeed in defying the will of people?
The Slate Quiz
March 10 2017 5:57 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
March 9 2017 4:21 PMBroken PledgeTrump’s promises to “take care” of inner city, rural, and Rust Belt voters have officially proved to be a con.
Jurisprudence
March 9 2017 12:14 PMDonald Trump and the Chamber of SecretsThe president’s solicitor general nominee Noel Francisco thinks executive privilege should shield pretty much everything. Uh-oh.
Politics
March 9 2017 5:53 AMHow Nixonian Is Donald Trump?A little-known pre-Watergate Nixon scandal helps us understand the road the new president’s traveling.
The Angle
March 8 2017 7:26 PMWomen’s Day EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on women on strike, abusive education programs, and the problem that Uber and Google share.
Politics
March 8 2017 7:07 PMTrumpcare Is Already on Life SupportIt might even be DOA.
Jurisprudence
March 8 2017 6:04 PMNo Mercy for a DreamerThe case of Daniela Vargas embodies the casual cruelty of Trump’s war on lawful immigrants.
Politics
March 8 2017 5:53 PMHow Did Trump Choose Which Countries’ Citizens to Ban?It all starts with … Jimmy Carter.
Trials and Error
March 8 2017 4:54 PMStephen Breyer vs. the Death PenaltyIn a dissent, the Supreme Court justice makes a stirring case to eradicate capital punishment.
Fascism
March 8 2017 4:18 PMHitler’s American DreamThe dictator modeled his racial campaign after another conquest of land and people—America’s Manifest Destiny.
Jurisprudence
March 8 2017 1:24 PMBad for Undocumented Immigrants, a Gift to Domestic AbusersAn interview with the Denver city attorney on the consequences of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
Politics
March 13 2017 12:38 PMHalf MeasuresWhy is the GOP trying to do some of its favored health care reform changes and not others?
Cover Story
March 12 2017 8:00 PMThe Kids Are RightThere’s nothing outrageous about stamping out bigoted speech.
The Angle
March 10 2017 5:56 PMThe Angle: Con Man in Chief EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s broken promises, tanning taxes, and the realness of Get Out.
Interrogation
March 10 2017 9:08 AM“We Set Out to Make the World a Better Place”Former diplomat Daniel Fried on how American leadership enriched the nation, and the globe.
The Angle
March 9 2017 4:55 PMThe Angle: Failing Trumpcare EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trumpcare’s botched rollout, undocumented immigrants’ backup plans, and the return of King Kong.
Politics
March 9 2017 3:36 PMWhy Do Republicans Hate the Republican Health Care Plan?Because the GOP has policy goals that can’t be achieved.
Politics
March 9 2017 11:38 AMIf Mom and Dad Are DeportedFearing arrest and expulsion, undocumented immigrants are racing to draft plans for their U.S.-born children.
Politics
March 8 2017 8:22 PMThe “Opposition Party” Keeps Getting BiggerThe more enemies Donald Trump declares, the less Americans believe him—and the more alone he becomes.
Jurisprudence
March 8 2017 7:24 PMCan Obama Sue Trump for Libel?Trump’s accusations against the former president could backfire.
Politics
March 8 2017 6:43 PMAny Objections? Yes, Please!A disastrous day of congressional markup shows just how hard it’s going to be for Republicans to pass Trumpcare.
This Week in Trump
March 8 2017 5:58 PMThis Week in Trump: Conspiracy Theories and Policy DisappointmentsAccusations of wiretapping, and a health care bill no one likes.
Politics
March 8 2017 5:44 PMThe Power of Pain in American PoliticsWhy Trump had to trot out grieving families to seem like a “normal president.”
History
March 8 2017 4:53 PMClosing Our DoorsIn 1939, a refugee ban kept 20,000 Jewish children out of the U.S.
Jurisprudence
March 8 2017 1:48 PMAppointing a Special Prosecutor to Investigate the Russia Mess Is Not EnoughSenate Democrats must press deputy attorney general nominee Rod Rosenstein to guarantee that the prosecutor would have real independence.
Schooled
March 8 2017 5:50 AM“That Place Was Like a Prison”Camelot Education takes the students public schools have given up on. But the for-profit company’s approach to discipline has led to allegations of aggression and abuse.

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