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Politics
Dec. 19 2014 6:46 PMFast and LooseIt’s amazing how much the past 40 days have changed the president.
The World
Dec. 19 2014 5:53 PMSanctions Rarely Work. Why Does America Keep Using Them?
Politics
Dec. 19 2014 5:36 PMNever SurrenderWhy some Republicans are still chasing Benghazi.
Slate Picks
Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Politics
Dec. 19 2014 3:57 PMThe One Amendment We’re Not Willing to Give UpThe Senate torture report and Sony’s retreat are reminders of what Americans are willing to sacrifice—and what we aren’t.
The Slate Quiz
Dec. 18 2014 11:55 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Politics
Dec. 18 2014 3:03 PMThe Prelude to a RaceWhy Elizabeth Warren won’t run and Jeb Bush won’t win.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 18 2014 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
War Stories
Dec. 17 2014 6:18 PMThe New Age of CyberwarfareWhy we should expect more attacks on companies like Sony Pictures. 
The World
Dec. 17 2014 5:29 PMObama’s Motives Are Clear, but Why Does Cuba Want to Re-establish Relations With the U.S.?
The World
Dec. 17 2014 11:19 AMThe Cuban Embargo Is One of the Least Effective Foreign Policy Initiatives in U.S. History
Politics
Dec. 17 2014 12:22 AMWhat White Privilege Really MeansIt’s not about what whites get. It’s about what blacks don’t.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 16 2014 5:21 PMThe Doomed Sandy Hook LawsuitA sweeping federal gun law could prevent the parents of the school shooting’s victims from ever getting justice.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 16 2014 2:51 PMThe Supreme Court Ignores the Lessons of FergusonAs the rest of the country worries about police overreach, the justices give cops yet more latitude. 
Politics
Dec. 15 2014 8:39 PMTed Cruz Just Did Obama a Big FavorThe senator’s attempt to block the president’s immigration order may have opened the door to a number of his political appointees.
Politics
Dec. 19 2014 6:30 PMAmerica, Truck Yeah!The United States’ latest SUV-buying binge shows how badly we needed President Obama’s fuel economy rules.
Crime
Dec. 19 2014 5:40 PMDumb and Dumber and DumbererMeet the men who set the gold standard for criminal incompetence in 2014.
Politics
Dec. 19 2014 4:28 PMOutsourced TerrorThe horrific stories of CIA-sponsored torture that aren’t in the Senate report.
Low Concept
Dec. 19 2014 4:05 PMThe James Flacco Name GeneratorUse our widget to Obamify your name.
Roads & Kingdoms
Dec. 19 2014 9:01 AMKing of the DumpHow a trash heap in Thailand became the scene of a philanthropic turf war.
The World
Dec. 18 2014 3:41 PMThis Is Not How We Imagined Cuba’s Isolation Would End   
Politics
Dec. 18 2014 11:48 AMWhy Selma Matters TodayThe film offers a vital lesson for those who want to confront police violence today.
Culturebox
Dec. 17 2014 8:04 PMThe Sony Emails Are Fair GameNo, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
Politics
Dec. 17 2014 6:15 PMJet Fuel Is Cheap. Plane Tickets Aren’t.Airlines are making record profits. Don’t bet on them passing any of that money along to you.
Politics
Dec. 17 2014 5:26 PMIs Jeb Bush Ready to Run?His early moves are smart. But does he have the temperament for the modern campaign?
Jurisprudence
Dec. 17 2014 8:00 AMThe Price of DeathWhy capital punishment cases are in steep decline, even in Texas.
Politics
Dec. 16 2014 5:36 PMDick Cheney’s AmericaOf course Americans are OK with torture. Look at how we treat our prisoners.
The World
Dec. 16 2014 3:46 PMAmericans Don’t Care about Torture, But They Are Against Waterboarding. Why?
The World
Dec. 16 2014 11:22 AMWe Overestimated Putin Before. Let’s Not Underestimate Him Now. 
The Big Idea
Dec. 15 2014 6:29 PMStop Publishing the Sony HacksYou’re not promoting free speech—you’re helping to censor.

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