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Where the Peppers Grow

The distinctive numbing flavor of Sichuan peppers defines the region’s world-famous cuisine. So why are they so hard to find in America?

Jurisprudence
Oct. 23 2017 5:55 AMObstruction of Justice TimelineThe case against Donald Trump.
Politics
Oct. 20 2017 8:34 PMThree No TrumpFormer Republican nominees call for a principled conservatism.
The Angle
Oct. 20 2017 5:42 PMThe Angle: No Conspiracies EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the deaths in Niger, emotional labor, and Trump’s wars with women of color.
The World
Oct. 20 2017 4:35 PMThis Is Not Trump’s BenghaziThe deaths of U.S. troops in Niger were a tragedy, but there’s no need for conspiracy theories. 
Jurisprudence
Oct. 20 2017 4:17 PMRoe v. the D.C. CircuitAn appeals court ponders whether the Trump administration can force an undocumented immigrant to carry her unwanted pregnancy to term.
Watching Fox
Oct. 20 2017 1:38 PMFox News’ Coverage of Eric Trump Is a Nonstop Delight
Politics
Oct. 20 2017 11:45 AMGrief and GrievanceWhat a botched condolence call reveals about President Trump.
The Slate Quiz
Oct. 20 2017 5:52 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 19 2017 6:32 PMTrump’s Dred ScottIn a case about the abortion rights of undocumented minors, the Department of Justice evokes the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.
The Angle
Oct. 19 2017 6:11 PMThe Angle: Trump’s Values EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Amazon’s new HQ, synthetic smallpox, and Trump at the Values Voter Summit.
Politics
Oct. 19 2017 12:15 PMThe Trump Commandments“Values voters” embrace a new morality to defend Donald Trump.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 18 2017 7:02 PMWould $1 Million in Hot Dogs Violate the Emoluments Clause?A delicious hypothetical at oral arguments in an anti-Trump lawsuit.
Watching Fox
Oct. 18 2017 5:18 PMFox News Had a Good Segment
Jurisprudence
Oct. 18 2017 2:12 PMJudges vs. BureaucratsWho should defer to whom?
Politics
Oct. 17 2017 8:05 PMSenators Crafted a Bipartisan Deal to Stabilize ObamacareDoes it have a chance?
Open Thread
Oct. 23 2017 12:01 AMThe Synodis PalmarisJoin Slate’s open thread for the week of Oct. 23.
Politics
Oct. 20 2017 7:16 PM“If You’ve Never Been in Combat, You Can’t Even Imagine”America’s civil-military divide is a huge problem. John Kelly’s remarks will only make it worse.
Watching Fox
Oct. 20 2017 4:38 PMOnce Again, Fox News’ Love of Leathery Military Men Leads It Astray
Trials and Error
Oct. 20 2017 4:25 PMPunished for Being PoorIn theory, bail reform is ascendant in San Francisco. In practice, defendants are still locked up because they can’t afford to buy their freedom.
Politics
Oct. 20 2017 3:54 PMKeep Your Money, TrumpIt’s highly inappropriate for the president to write a check to the father of a slain service member.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 20 2017 1:14 PMSame Rules ApplyHow a favorite conservative weapon during the Obama era should be used to block Trump’s contraception mandate rewrite.
Politics
Oct. 20 2017 11:39 AMNo Bush, No TrumpOur previous Republican president fails to own up to his responsibility for our current one.
Watching Fox
Oct. 19 2017 7:08 PMFox News Found a Russia Story It Likes: Obama and Clinton Were the Real Colluders!
Politics
Oct. 19 2017 6:31 PMWe Need to Humanize ShootersWhen reporting on violence, we’re course-correcting away from humanization. That makes it harder for us to understand and prevent future shootings.
Interrogation
Oct. 19 2017 4:08 PMGretchen Carlson RebrandsThe former Fox & Friends host on how to stop sexual harassment and why she can’t talk about Fox News.
Interrogation
Oct. 19 2017 9:04 AMThe Hydra-Headed BeastRoger Ailes’ biographer on how the symbiotic relationship between Trump and Fox News has fundamentally changed American politics.
The Angle
Oct. 18 2017 6:00 PMThe Angle: Fight, Fight EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on a Supreme Court feud, guns at protests, and unseen collisions.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 18 2017 5:06 PMFeud: Elena and NeilWhy rumors of a Gorsuch–Kagan clash at the Supreme Court are such a bombshell.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 17 2017 10:45 PMCan You Bring a Gun to a Protest?An obscure and centuries-old law is allowing some municipalities to answer that question with a resounding “no.”
Jurisprudence
Oct. 17 2017 7:02 PMWho’s to Blame for America’s Sexual Harassment Nightmare?The Supreme Court, for one.

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