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Nov. 24 2014 5:35 PMGo Ahead, Blame MePresident Obama says he understands that the next Democratic nominee will need to distance herself from him. But will he really be able to take it?
The World
Nov. 24 2014 3:13 PMThe Chinese Government’s Salt Monopoly Has Lasted for 2,600 Years. It’s About to End.
War Stories
Nov. 24 2014 2:35 PMChuck OutWhy Chuck Hagel didn’t last long at the Pentagon. 
Obit
Nov. 23 2014 3:32 PMThe ChemistUnderstanding Marion Barry.
The World
Nov. 21 2014 4:55 PMCan Obama Get a Climate Commitment Out of India?
The World
Nov. 21 2014 3:40 PMCan Putin Turn the ISIS Mess to Russia’s Advantage?
The Slate Quiz
Nov. 20 2014 11:55 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Politics
Nov. 20 2014 7:39 PMObama’s Trojan Horse?No, the president’s executive action on immigration will not create millions of Democratic voters.
Politics
Nov. 20 2014 4:46 PMCounting to 5 MillionThe most likely scenarios for Obama’s overhaul of the U.S. immigration system, charted.
War Stories
Nov. 20 2014 4:11 PMJaw-Jaw With IranWe are likely going to blow the deadline in the Iranian nuclear negotiations. But why not just keep talking?
Jurisprudence
Nov. 20 2014 1:01 PMObama’s Immigration Plan Is Perfectly ConstitutionalIt’s a routine exercise of presidential power.
The World
Nov. 20 2014 12:36 PMListen to the Ebola Charity Single That Isn’t Condescending Schlock
The World
Nov. 19 2014 4:25 PMKuwait’s Novel Solution for Undocumented Residents: Buy Them Citizenship in Some Other Country
The World
Nov. 19 2014 12:37 PMAre the United States and Saudi Arabia Conspiring to Keep Oil Prices Down?
History
Nov. 19 2014 10:35 AM“Your Future Is Very Dark”The incredible story of former CIA agent John T. Downey, the longest held American captive of war.
History
Nov. 24 2014 4:43 PMWhat Did Gettysburg Smell Like?A sensory history of the Civil War.
The World
Nov. 24 2014 2:40 PMIt’s Good That the Iran Talks Are Continuing, But It’ll Be Very Bad If There’s No Deal Soon
Science
Nov. 24 2014 2:29 PMThe Secrets of the “Secret Science” BillWhat House Republicans really mean when they call for reform of the EPA.
Politics
Nov. 21 2014 6:03 PMA Better Solution to America’s Immigration ProblemEnd birthright citizenship.
Foreigners
Nov. 21 2014 4:14 PMHate Thy NeighborHow Israel teaches its citizens all the wrong lessons.
Roads & Kingdoms
Nov. 21 2014 12:45 PMFaith and Fear in Istanbul The Alevis, Turkey’s largest religious minority, have been persecuted for centuries. Will the fallout from the war in Syria only make things worse?  
Jurisprudence
Nov. 20 2014 8:48 PMIt’s LegalThe underpinnings of the president’s immigration plan are anything but radical.
The World
Nov. 20 2014 4:57 PMPolio Could Soon Be the Second Human Disease Eradicated by Vaccines
Politics
Nov. 20 2014 4:23 PMThe President’s PrecedentsObama won’t be the first executive to go it alone on immigration. Does that make Republican outrage unjustified?
Jurisprudence
Nov. 20 2014 3:00 PMSacrifices to the Second AmendmentAccording to the NRA’s logic, the first victims of a mass shooting are merely an alarm for others to respond.
Politics
Nov. 20 2014 1:01 PMWho’s In and Who’s Out?Obama is offering a reprieve to millions of unauthorized immigrants. Exactly who gets one will be determined by a string of wonky details.
Politics
Nov. 20 2014 12:05 PMBanned From AmericaHow U.S. immigration policy has forced some American citizens into exile.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 19 2014 1:55 PMMassive Failures of JusticeWhy Texas is about to execute a profoundly mentally ill man.
Politics
Nov. 19 2014 10:56 AMPrepare for the WorstMissouri’s governor smears the residents of Ferguson and misunderstands the cause of last summer’s chaos.
Politics
Nov. 19 2014 8:31 AMThe PunisherObama came into office promising to bring people together. Now he leads with his fists.

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