News and Politics
News and Politics
Jurisprudence
Jan. 14 2016 5:55 AMSupreme TantrumThe Virginia legislature is about to oust a well-respected female judge just to spite the governor.
Politics
Jan. 13 2016 4:48 PMHillary Clinton Is Using GOP Fear Tactics Against Bernie Sanders’ Health Care PlanThe Vermont senator should welcome these attacks.
Crime
Jan. 13 2016 12:46 PMThe Well-Heeled Ex-Cons Backing the Criminal Justice Reform FightThe storied American tradition of white-collar criminals emerging from prison with a mission.
Politics
Jan. 12 2016 11:20 PMNikki Haley Rebukes Donald Trump in the GOP’s State of the Union RebuttalThe South Carolina governor unexpectedly takes on Trump’s nativism.
Crime
Jan. 12 2016 8:21 PMWhy is the Connecticut Governor a State of the Union Guest?His state has reduced the prison population—and the crime rate—at the same time.
Politics
Jan. 12 2016 4:39 PMTed Cruz Birthers Aren’t Going AwayAnd their speculation is being fueled by mainstream GOP elites.
Politics
Jan. 12 2016 5:30 AMGood Luck, Nikki Haley!Why the State of the Union rebuttal is one of the hardest jobs in Washington.
Politics
Jan. 11 2016 7:25 PMHow Big Can the Republican Tent Be?The GOP may not be big enough for Donald Trump and Paul Ryan.
Low Concept
Jan. 11 2016 5:32 PMEl Chapo Line Edits An exclusive look at El Chapo’s notes on Sean Penn’s interview of El Chapo.
Politics
Jan. 10 2016 8:02 PMA History of DeceptionThe definitive timeline of what Ted Cruz said and did in the 2013 immigration debate.
Politics
Jan. 8 2016 4:39 PMWhy Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage Is the Proto-TrumpThey have both succeeded on a mix of bullying, racism, and a white middle-class fears. 
Culturebox
Jan. 8 2016 4:21 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Marie Kondo isn’t a tedious fad, Tristram Shandy isn’t a short book, and everything’s more complicated than you think. 
Politics
Jan. 8 2016 1:15 PMDonald Trump, Made in ChinaHow Chinese-driven job losses have fueled the Republican’s insurgent candidacy.
Politics
Jan. 8 2016 5:56 AMThe Road to ReagandomHow Reagan’s eight-year gig as the host of General Electric Theater sparked his conservative conversion and became the genesis of his political career. 
Politics
Jan. 7 2016 6:26 PMDoes Ted Cruz Have a “Birther” Problem?Why Donald Trump’s new attack on the Texas senator is pitch perfect.
Politics
Jan. 13 2016 5:35 PMNikki Haley’s State of the Union Rebuttal Was Anti–Black Lives MatterThe South Carolina governor’s pleasant-sounding speech hid an ugly message.
Politics
Jan. 13 2016 12:50 PMWhat Happens When You Prosecute Ranchers as TerroristsAnti-terrorist laws shouldn’t be applied against ordinary criminals.
Politics
Jan. 13 2016 12:01 AMObama Just Gave His Cockiest State of the UnionFor his final address, the president was all swagger.
Politics
Jan. 12 2016 10:56 PMObama’s Plea to Heal Our PoliticsIt’s a good message. But everyone doesn’t agree with his premises.
Politics
Jan. 12 2016 6:00 PMWhat Twitter Is Saying About the State of the UnionCheck out the instant spin room.
Politics
Jan. 12 2016 11:29 AMObama’s Final PitchWhy the president needs to break decorum and give an explicitly partisan State of the Union address.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 11 2016 7:51 PMWhat Would Happen if the Court Kneecapped the Unions?We’re about to find out.
Politics
Jan. 11 2016 5:40 PMIt’s Good That Obama Isn’t Endorsing Hillary ClintonNothing would be better for Clinton—and the Democratic Party—than a fierce primary fight.
Politics
Jan. 11 2016 10:29 AMDid El Chapo Want to Get Caught?A veteran observer of the Sinaloa cartel on the strange circumstances of its kingpin’s capture.
Cover Story
Jan. 10 2016 8:01 PMThe Real Ted CruzI studied nearly every word the Texas senator uttered during the immigration showdown. He may be the most spectacular liar ever to run for president.
Politics
Jan. 8 2016 4:33 PMWhy Do Republicans Dislike Jeb Bush So Much?He’s not just losing. He is loathed. 
Jurisprudence
Jan. 8 2016 3:45 PMThe Absurd Logic Behind Florida’s Docs vs. Glocks LawThe Second Amendment trumps all other amendments.
Roads & Kingdoms
Jan. 8 2016 10:12 AMSalvation by the SliceIn a Kiev pizzeria, veterans struggle to adapt to life away from the Eastern front.
The Slate Quiz
Jan. 8 2016 3:15 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Slate Plus
Jan. 7 2016 4:45 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Jan. 4.

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