News and Politics
News and Politics
Politics
June 5 2015 5:41 PMWhy Obama Should Offer Edward Snowden a DealHe may have broken the law, but he’s the definition of a whistleblower.
Jurisprudence
June 5 2015 12:40 PMA Second ChanceOne judge just exercised his power to expunge a conviction and help someone start a new life. 
Roads & Kingdoms
June 5 2015 9:01 AMIsland in a StormA conflict between the government and indigenous people threatens one of Brazil’s most unique national parks.
Politics
June 4 2015 9:29 PMHillary Clinton Hits the GOP on Voter SuppressionHer ideas on voting rights are also good politics.
Foreigners
June 4 2015 12:43 PMHow FIFA Explains the WorldIt’s a much better place because of American hegemony.
Politics
June 3 2015 7:24 PMDemocrats, Don’t Freak Out!Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were always going to fall a little. That doesn’t change anything. 
Jurisprudence
June 2 2015 11:22 AMYour Socks Can No Longer Get You DeportedThe Supreme Court’s logical, humane decision.
Politics
June 1 2015 7:57 PMClinton’s Resilient PopularityNo matter what we learn or what people say, Hillary remains one thing: One of the most popular political figures in America.
Crime
June 1 2015 4:06 PMThe Best Police Blotter in America—RevisitedWas I totally wrong to praise the Sheriff’s Calls column in the Point Reyes Light?
Politics
June 1 2015 1:32 PMHastert’s HypocrisyShould the former House speaker be prosecuted? The Dennis Hastert who impeached President Clinton thinks so.
Doublex
June 1 2015 11:07 AMHow The Hunting Ground Blurs the TruthThe documentary is shaping the public debate around campus rape. But a closer look at one of its central cases suggests the filmmakers put advocacy ahead of accuracy.
Slate Plus
May 29 2015 11:29 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Editorial assistant Rachel Gross on the best of Slate, from wedding debt to the evolution debate.
The Slate Quiz
May 29 2015 2:30 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Jurisprudence
May 28 2015 2:53 PMThe Brilliant Legal Strategy Behind the FIFA BustFIFA isn’t the culprit—it’s the victim.
Jurisprudence
May 28 2015 1:38 PMYou’re All OutA defense attorney uncovers a brazen scheme to manipulate evidence, and prosecutors and police finally get caught.
Politics
June 5 2015 1:23 PMThe Conservative Attack on Big BusinessHow some Republican presidential candidates are running against the rich and powerful.
Slate Plus
June 5 2015 11:25 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas on the best of Slate, from the history of American slavery to America’s dental crisis.
The Slate Quiz
June 5 2015 1:00 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Plus Roundups
June 4 2015 3:27 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of June 1, curated by Slate writers and editors. 
Jurisprudence
June 4 2015 11:52 AMGuilty Until Proven InnocentThe Supreme Court let a vicious Arizona law die, and conservative justices are furious.
Politics
June 2 2015 6:55 PMThe Hawks ReturnGeorge W. Bush and Dick Cheney were reviled at the end of their administration. Now their disastrous ideas are flying high. 
Politics
June 1 2015 8:55 PMRand Paul’s Worst EnemyThe Kentucky senator could inspire an important foreign policy debate—if he doesn’t destroy it first.
Jurisprudence
June 1 2015 5:10 PMAre You Threatening Me?The Supreme Court wants to know what this vile Facebook poster was thinking.
War Stories
June 1 2015 3:50 PMThe State of the Surveillance StateAmerica isn’t defenseless without the Patriot Act, and the revised law won’t hurt national security, either.
Foreigners
June 1 2015 12:37 PM“We Don’t Like to Be at War With Our Neighbors”An interview with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
Roads & Kingdoms
May 29 2015 2:25 PMMinistry of RapIn Castro’s Cuba, even hip-hop is state-run.
Politics
May 29 2015 11:26 AMWhy Is Sen. Ron Johnson So Afraid of The Lego Movie?It isn’t the anti-corporate propaganda he thinks it is. 
Politics
May 28 2015 4:18 PMUber Isn’t the ProblemIt’s not the company’s fault that driving a car—and coughing up steep commissions—is an attractive option for so many Americans.
Plus Roundups
May 28 2015 1:50 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of May 25, curated by Slate writers and editors.
History
May 28 2015 2:00 AMBoyhoodAn astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America.