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When Abuse Is Not Abuse

Don’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 

Politics
Sept. 12 2014 7:24 PMCome and Take ItLibertarians fight for people whose property was seized by the police.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 12 2014 6:04 PMWho Gets to Stay?The courts are finally granting asylum to victims of domestic abuse. Victims of gang violence are still out of luck.
Weigel
Sept. 12 2014 4:56 PMDemocratic Voters Can Save Harry Reid’s Job, if They Just Realize That He Runs the Senate
Politics
Sept. 12 2014 1:32 PMRaised on SlateA history of my favorite magazine, and a goodbye.
Weigel
Sept. 12 2014 11:17 AMShould You Worry About Another Government Shutdown?
Weigel
Sept. 12 2014 8:26 AMFinally, a Sandy Hook Truther You Can Vote for (if You Live in Colorado)
Politics
Sept. 11 2014 8:12 PMRunning ScaredGeorgia’s Democrats have registered more than 85,000 minority voters (and counting). Republicans never saw it coming.
Frame Game
Sept. 11 2014 5:53 PMCandid JusticeSurveillance technology is taking away our privacy—and punishing people who deserve to be punished.
The World
Sept. 11 2014 5:01 PMWhy Do Scots Want Independence, and What Does That Even Mean? (Video.)
Weigel
Sept. 11 2014 4:12 PMCampaign Spin of the Day/Week
Jurisprudence
Sept. 11 2014 2:50 PMThe Ultimate ConflictLocal prosecutors should not decide whether to criminally charge police officers like Ferguson’s Darren Wilson.
Weigel
Sept. 11 2014 1:17 PMThe ISIS-Bedwetter Watch Continues
Jurisprudence
Sept. 11 2014 12:41 PMVoter ID Laws May Worsen Voter FraudAnd is Texas’ law intentionally or merely incidentally racist?
Weigel
Sept. 11 2014 9:48 AMWatch Ted Cruz Turn a Political Problem Into a Pro-Israel Sister Souljah Moment
War Stories
Sept. 11 2014 12:29 AMObama at WarThe president outlined a reasonable strategy for attacking ISIS. What could go wrong?
Weigel
Sept. 12 2014 6:07 PMSteve Southerland’s Remarks Should Spur Florida Women to Vote
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM“Do You Know What Porn Is?”Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
The World
Sept. 12 2014 3:22 PMIs Everyone Going to Declare Independence if Scotland Does It? 
Weigel
Sept. 12 2014 1:26 PMWe Won’t Have Rob Ford to Kick Around Anymore. (We May Have His Brother.)
Roads & Kingdoms
Sept. 12 2014 9:09 AMWrath of the Bollywood SuperfansI set out to write an honest profile of Shahid Kapoor, one of India’s biggest stars. His fans may never forgive me. 
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 11 2014 11:44 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Politics
Sept. 11 2014 6:42 PMWhat’s the Beef?No, “Meatless Monday” is not an evil vegetarian plot to deprive our children of precious steak, pork, and chicken.
Politics
Sept. 11 2014 5:40 PMThe Biggest Problem in American PoliticsForget gerrymandering. Here’s what we need to fix to ensure truly fair elections.
Weigel
Sept. 11 2014 4:59 PM“The World Is Exploding”
The World
Sept. 11 2014 3:14 PMSyrian Government: Go Ahead, Bomb Our Country!
Weigel
Sept. 11 2014 2:44 PMIn Praise of Governors Who Are Having Trouble Winning Re-Election
View From Chicago
Sept. 11 2014 1:11 PMLet Scotland Go FreeIndependence isn’t crazy, irresponsible, or childish.
The World
Sept. 11 2014 10:08 AMObama: We Need to Fight ISIS, But Not for the Reasons You Think
This Just In
Sept. 11 2014 7:10 AMAn Unlikely HeroThe Marine who found two WTC survivors.
Politics
Sept. 10 2014 11:50 PMThe Wrong Lessons From the Next WarThe decision to confront ISIS is about more than appearing “strong” or “weak.” 

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