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Obama’s Middle East Gamble

The president is trying to engage the troubled region on his own terms. Is that even possible?

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 23 2015 2:42 PMTed Cruz Imagines the White HouseLet’s not even pretend that the Texas senator has a chance of becoming president.
History
March 22 2015 7:37 PMThe PenInmates at America’s oldest women’s prison are writing a history of it—and exploding the myth of its benevolent founders.
Foreigners
March 20 2015 7:18 PMDon’t Believe BibiThe Israeli prime minister says he didn’t mean what he said. Even he knows he can’t be trusted.
Gallery
March 20 2015 2:27 PMGorgeous Photos of the Northern LightsThe best images of the aurora borealis light show.
Foreigners
March 20 2015 1:39 PMThe Myth of Government SecrecyWhy does anyone think the State Department would have been a safer place to store Hillary Clinton’s email?
Crime
March 20 2015 1:00 PM“I Was Not As Interested in Justice As I Was in Winning”Read an extraordinary letter from a remorseful prosecutor who put an innocent man away for 30 years.
Roads & Kingdoms
March 20 2015 9:01 AMBabylon Backs DownWhat will the decriminalization of marijuana mean for Jamaica’s Rastafarians?
Jurisprudence
March 19 2015 12:31 PMJustice DeferredWhat happens in Texas when you get a man executed on the basis of bad testimony? 
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.
Politics
March 23 2015 2:12 PMHospitals Are Robbing Us BlindForget Obamacare. The real villains in the American health care system are greedy hospitals and the politicians who protect them.
Politics
March 20 2015 9:46 PMCandidate Fatigue SyndromeThe next crop of presidential candidates is embracing every new social media tool. But is that really a good idea?
Jurisprudence
March 20 2015 6:18 PMDangerous Magical ThinkingTrying the 12-year-old “Slender Man” stabbers as adults is as illogical and barbaric as they are.
Plus Roundups
March 20 2015 2:00 PM“I’ve Convinced Them to Let Me Write About Pretty Much All My Other Obscure Interests”Here are John Swansburg’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from the good old Grateful Dead to ex-con voting rights. 
Politics
March 20 2015 1:08 PMA Quiet TensionIf you want to understand the anger over the brutal arrest of a UVA student, you must also understand UVA.
Crime
March 20 2015 12:41 PMFerguson Is HiringHow to find a chief to run the city’s embattled police department—and how a new hire could make all the difference.
The Slate Quiz
March 19 2015 11:55 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Plus Roundups
March 19 2015 12:00 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of March 16, curated by Slate writers and editors. 

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