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Obama Was Right to Commute Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Edward Snowden should not expect similar treatment.

Politics
Jan. 18 2017 9:17 AMPaul Ryan: Loser. Mitch McConnell: Also a Loser.Donald Trump won’t concern himself with policy. Instead, he’ll govern via Twitter insults.
Schooled
Jan. 17 2017 10:05 PMThe Real Betsy DeVosDonald Trump’s pick for secretary of education tried to sound like a moderate—and revealed that she’s either underprepared or a zealot.
Politics
Jan. 17 2017 5:12 PMDonald Trump Is Screwing Up the GOP’s Obamacare Message“Insurance for everybody” is a headache for Republicans.
Politics
Jan. 17 2017 1:39 PMNational SolipsismDonald Trump has a foreign policy of self-glorification and nothing else.
Politics
Jan. 16 2017 7:59 PMI Ran for Office and WonFour first-time candidates explain how.
Politics
Jan. 16 2017 9:49 AMObama’s Legacy Won’t Be His Political AchievementsHe wanted to be a transformational president. He’ll be an inspirational one instead.
Politics
Jan. 13 2017 7:15 PMWhy Does Donald Trump Continue to Defend Russia and Attack U.S. Intelligence?If collusion doesn’t explain his behavior, what does?
The Angle
Jan. 13 2017 6:13 PMThe Angle: Oregon Problems EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Ben Carson’s confirmation hearings, Trump and reality TV, and criminal justice in Oregon.
Explainer
Jan. 13 2017 3:44 PMMake America Late AgainWhy press conferences never start on time.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 12:46 PMTime for Some Negotiation TheoryHow the Democrats can play hardball with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Politics
Jan. 12 2017 6:53 PMMake HUD Great AgainA Trump-friendly housing agenda that might actually help working- and middle-class families.
The Angle
Jan. 12 2017 6:11 PMThe Angle: Presidential Profits EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Mike Pompeo’s holy war, The Young Pope, and how Trump could rake it in during the next four years.
Politics
Jan. 12 2017 3:38 PMHow Trump Is Manipulating the MediaHe exploited voters’ status anxieties in the election. Now he’s doing it to journalists.
The Good Fight
Jan. 12 2017 10:33 AMStop Underestimating Donald TrumpWe can only keep him in check if we recognize his ability to do great harm.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 11 2017 9:29 PMWhat Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand About RacismIt didn’t end on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Politics
Jan. 18 2017 5:50 AMIn a Regime of LiesWhat can Donald Trump hope to accomplish with a blizzard of misinformation? Just ask Josef Stalin.
The Angle
Jan. 17 2017 6:10 PMThe Angle: Run For It Already EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Tom Price’s conflicts of interest, John Lewis’ example, and why you should run for office.
War Stories
Jan. 17 2017 2:48 PMQuestion Time for Rex TillersonSenators on the Foreign Relations Committee are wondering whether they can trust Trump’s secretary of state nominee.
Cover Story
Jan. 16 2017 8:00 PMRun for OfficeWorried about the direction of our government? Don’t just tweet. Don’t just protest. Get in there and do something about it.
Cover Story
Jan. 16 2017 7:58 PMHow Do You Inspire Women to Run for Office? Elect Trump.When female candidates run, they win—and the organizations that recruit them are now seeing a huge surge in interest.
Politics
Jan. 14 2017 1:51 PMDemocrats Should Follow John Lewis’ LeadHe questioned Trump’s legitimacy, but for too many others the forms of democracy seem to matter more than the thing itself.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 7:00 PMBuyer BewareDonald Trump’s high-profile apparent merger meetings are a major cause for alarm.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 5:54 PMJason Chaffetz Doesn’t Care About EthicsThe Republican in charge of government oversight wants to prohibit criticism of Trump’s ethical violations.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 12:54 PMRed Justice in a Blue StateOregon has one of the worst criminal justice systems in the country. These prosecutors are largely to blame.
The Slate Quiz
Jan. 13 2017 8:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
Jan. 12 2017 6:12 PMBen Carson Knows NothingHis total lack of expertise about the issues HUD confronts was on full display at Thursday’s confirmation hearing.
War Stories
Jan. 12 2017 4:48 PMThe Right Man for This Particular MomentGen. James Mattis is our last defense against a crazy, dangerous Trumpian foreign policy.
The Dismal Science
Jan. 12 2017 11:15 AMHow Much Will Trump Profit From the Presidency?It could easily be in the billions. Here’s how.
Politics
Jan. 12 2017 9:28 AM“This Evil Is All Around Us”Trump’s pick for the CIA, Mike Pompeo, sees foreign policy as a vehicle for holy war.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 8:31 PMTrump Is Russia’s Press SecretaryNo one defends the Kremlin’s interests like the American president-elect.

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