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The Progressive Impersonator

Martin O’Malley wants to be the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton. It's a good strategy for an actual liberal.

War Stories
March 31 2015 7:23 PMGetting to MaybeWhat are the differences that have Western and Iranian nuclear negotiators staying up all night?
Politics
March 31 2015 5:52 PMWhy It Matters That Jeb Bush Defended Mike PenceDon’t be surprised if the Republican Party’s position on religious freedom moves further to the right.
Politics
March 31 2015 5:00 AMHow the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone KnowingThe musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
Politics
March 30 2015 6:50 PMWhere Have All the Populists Gone?Even with rising concern about inequality, don’t expect anyone to offer a strong, working-class message in 2016.
Politics
March 30 2015 12:47 PMWhy All the Republican Party’s Presidential Candidates Believe the Same ThingNearly every nationally prominent Republican politician owes his ideas to Barry Goldwater.
Politics
March 27 2015 6:47 PMPatty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority LeaderThe Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Jurisprudence
March 27 2015 11:11 AMScalia Fan FictionThe lovable grouch is a lie.
The Slate Quiz
March 27 2015 12:15 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Politics
March 26 2015 11:40 AMTed Cruz Is No Ronald ReaganThe Texas senator has little in common with the conservative icon from California.
Plus Roundups
March 26 2015 10:01 AMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of March 23, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Foreigners
March 25 2015 8:13 PMWhat Does Obama Want From Netanyahu?If the Israeli prime minister wants to make nice, here’s what he’ll have to do.
Politics
March 25 2015 2:05 PMIt’s Hilarious That Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for ObamacareBut it doesn’t make him a hypocrite.
Politics
March 25 2015 12:29 PMLindsey Graham Should Run for PresidentThe Republican senator from South Carolina may be the only politician who can stop global warming. 
Politics
March 24 2015 2:20 PMWhat Scott Walker Can Teach Hillary ClintonForget all this talk about uniting America. It’s a fool’s errand.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 23 2015 5:24 PMLost CauseDo devotees of the Confederacy have a First Amendment right to put the rebel battle flag on their license plates?
Politics
March 31 2015 6:27 PMThe Slow Evolution of Mike PenceThe Indiana governor knows what he believes. He should come out and say it.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 31 2015 1:54 PMKilling TimeWill the Supreme Court let Louisiana execute a man who says he’s intellectually disabled?
Foreigners
March 30 2015 7:36 PMHow to Prevent the Next Germanwings DisasterThe one rule that could save lives.
Politics
March 30 2015 5:52 PMCan Ted Cruz Play Well With Others?The Texas senator’s biggest problem is that he is known more for causing disorder than genuine accomplishments.
Politics
March 29 2015 7:41 PMProcedural PurgatoryIt’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
Roads & Kingdoms
March 27 2015 3:16 PMTroubled WatersWhy Africa’s largest lake is in grave danger.
Foreigners
March 27 2015 9:28 AMAndreas Lubitz Didn’t Commit SuicideIt was mass murder.
War Stories
March 26 2015 5:29 PMObama’s Middle East GambleThe president is trying to engage the troubled region on his own terms. Is that even possible?
Crime
March 26 2015 10:26 AMA Provocative New Plan to Reduce the Prison PopulationAnd why the left hates it.
View From Chicago
March 26 2015 9:30 AMShould Charity Be Logical?Donating to Little League does not make you a moral monster.
Jurisprudence
March 25 2015 3:59 PMA Pregnant Worker’s Right to SueThe Supreme Court compromises a smart new rule into existence.
Jurisprudence
March 25 2015 1:52 PMReasonable AccommodationsDo the lives of the mentally ill matter to the Supreme Court?
Jurisprudence
March 24 2015 6:51 PMWhat Should Clean Air Cost?The Supreme Court’s surprising decision to hear a challenge by big coal.
Foreigners
March 24 2015 12:52 PMHow to Pressure Israel to Make PeaceThe United States has relied on carrots for too long. It’s time for sticks.
Politics
March 23 2015 5:12 PMAn Evangelical Notre DameSen. Ted Cruz chose Liberty University because its socially conservative student body has become a political powerhouse.

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