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Wisconsin’s Scott Walker outshines the competition in Iowa.

Politics
Jan. 25 2015 9:39 PMPipeline BlowoutThe Senate’s Keystone debate was downright miserable for Democrats and people who believe in climate science.
Foreigners
Jan. 23 2015 7:03 PMKeep Calm and March OnWhy we shouldn’t overreact to terrorism.
Crime
Jan. 23 2015 5:46 PMWho Stole Your Identity?Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says today’s cybercriminal is yesterday’s chain-snatching street hustler.
Foreigners
Jan. 23 2015 12:28 PMEight Lessons From the Charlie Hebdo AttackWhat we’ve learned from the worst terrorist attack in France in more than 50 years.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 23 2015 10:52 AMTexas Used Junk Science to Restrict AbortionThe state’s experts lied—and they got caught.
The Slate Quiz
Jan. 22 2015 11:49 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 7:59 PMLeave the Cannibal Cop AloneHe never harmed anyone, and his conviction was overturned. Why can’t he look for love on Match.com?
Politics
Jan. 22 2015 7:10 PMFailure to LaunchRepublicans returned to their war on Obamacare on Thursday. It didn’t go well.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 22 2015 11:25 AMScalia to the Rescue?The Fair Housing Act might just find redemption from the unlikeliest justice.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 5:40 PMFamily PlanningObama’s focus on women and families in the State of the Union will likely be the core of Hillary Clinton’s economic message.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 1:58 PMObama’s Tax TrapThe president’s tax proposal will expose Republicans’ unwillingness to do anything meaningful for the poor. 
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 1:36 AMA Man in FullPresident Obama delivered a strong partisan speech that roiled Republicans even as it sought to win over everyone else.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 12:13 AMThe Liberated LiberalPresident Obama offered an assertive vision of Democratic ideals. But was it enough?
Politics
Jan. 20 2015 3:46 PMThe 15 Women Who Have Responded to a State of the Union AddressSadly, many were remembered more for what they wore than what they said.  
Politics
Jan. 20 2015 11:39 AMHurry-Up OffensePresident Obama feels confident and emboldened heading into the State of the Union. Of course, so does the Republican-controlled Congress. 
Politics
Jan. 23 2015 7:09 PMIowa’s Early BirdsRepublican presidential candidates are trying to figure out the secret of success in the Hawkeye State.
Politics
Jan. 23 2015 6:30 PMThe Senior Senator From KentuckyFormer Kentucky Sen. Wendell Ford passed away on Thursday. His greatest accomplishment came from defeating Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Propublica
Jan. 23 2015 5:02 PMBad Science, Crazy Mining Laws, and Childcare Horror Stories#MuckReads: A weekly roundup of investigative reporting from ProPublica.
Slate Picks
Jan. 23 2015 11:55 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Traffic swami Jeremy Stahl tallies his favorite stories of the week, from #Ballghazi to #SotU.
Roads & Kingdoms
Jan. 23 2015 9:09 AMThe New Gin CrazeCenturies of mediocrity gave gin a bad name. But now, liquor stores are stocked with brands boasting funky names and one-of-a-kind botanical blends.
Politics
Jan. 22 2015 10:52 PMWhy the GOP Isn’t as Pro-Life as You ThinkHow a core Republican principle got complicated.
Politics
Jan. 22 2015 7:53 PMRepublicans Are Finally Talking About InequalityDemocrats should listen.
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 12:14 PMThe Magic QuestionJudges trust jurors to assess their own biases. That might not be such a good idea.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 22 2015 9:07 AMA Taxing DecisionThe Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage for the most practical of reasons.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 2:42 PMSecond-Term Obama Looks AbroadSocial scientists find that foreign policy can help or hinder domestic policy.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 21 2015 11:29 AMJudicial IndignityThe Supreme Court ponders judges’ freedom to panhandle.
War Stories
Jan. 21 2015 12:50 AMThe Muddled MissionThe president’s foreign policy message was wise, even if the actual execution has often confused means and ends. 
Politics
Jan. 20 2015 6:32 PMThe Instant Spin RoomWatch conservatives and liberals bicker over the State of the Union address.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 20 2015 11:51 AMAmerican LiarWhy Jesse Ventura is likely to collect millions from Chris Kyle’s American Sniper.
Crime
Jan. 19 2015 11:45 PMThey Couldn’t Breathe, EitherEvery time William Bratton has taken over a police department, excessive-force incidents have followed.

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