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Ministry of Rap

In Castro’s Cuba, even hip-hop is state-run.

Slate Plus
May 29 2015 11:29 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Editorial assistant Rachel Gross on the best of Slate, from wedding debt to the evolution debate.
The Slate Quiz
May 29 2015 2:30 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Jurisprudence
May 28 2015 2:53 PMThe Brilliant Legal Strategy Behind the FIFA BustFIFA isn’t the culprit—it’s the victim.
Jurisprudence
May 28 2015 1:38 PMYou’re All OutA defense attorney uncovers a brazen scheme to manipulate evidence, and prosecutors and police finally get caught.
Politics
May 27 2015 7:47 PMThe Big ShowWith so many GOP candidates vying for a spot on the debate stage, the stragglers have little choice: Wow them anyway you can.
Jurisprudence
May 27 2015 3:07 PMGeorgia JusticeThe Supreme Court will review a case of blatant racism by prosecutors. For once, there’s a paper trail.
Dear Prudence
May 27 2015 7:06 AMMother LoathePrudie counsels a woman whose mother-in-law might hope to replace her.
Jurisprudence
May 26 2015 6:21 PMOnly Voters Count?Conservatives ask the Supreme Court to restrict states’ rights and overturn precedent.
Politics
May 22 2015 8:32 PMThe Strong, Loud TypeChris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
Politics
May 22 2015 2:48 PMHillary’s BubblesWhy Clinton’s longtime friends and confidants pose a special challenge for her presidential ambitions.
Roads & Kingdoms
May 22 2015 9:27 AMMarooned in the DesertSixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
Politics
May 21 2015 6:51 PMWhy Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?A few are real contenders. The rest are going along for the ride.
Foreigners
May 21 2015 5:02 PMThe Man Who Would Be KingVirginian Jeremiah Heaton went viral last year by proclaiming himself king of “North Sudan.” Now he says he did it all to save mankind.
Jurisprudence
May 21 2015 3:38 PMStrikethrough (Fatality)The origins of online stalking of abortion providers.
Crime
May 21 2015 2:43 AMHow Police Learn When to ShootThey watch a grim canon of videos in which their colleagues have been killed in the line of duty.
Politics
May 29 2015 11:26 AMWhy Is Sen. Ron Johnson So Afraid of the The Lego Movie?It isn’t the anti-corporate propaganda he thinks it is. 
Politics
May 28 2015 4:18 PMUber Isn’t the ProblemIt’s not the company’s fault that driving a car—and coughing up steep commissions—is an attractive option for so many Americans.
Plus Roundups
May 28 2015 1:50 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of May 25, curated by Slate writers and editors.
History
May 28 2015 2:00 AMBoyhoodAn astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America.
Politics
May 27 2015 7:22 PMBalancing ActDemocrats haven’t gone as far left as Republicans have gone right.
Crime
May 27 2015 9:29 AMThe Best Police Blotter in AmericaThe procedural poetry of the Sheriff’s Calls column in the Point Reyes Light.
Politics
May 26 2015 7:02 PMLeft FieldHillary Clinton may be the front-runner, but the tandem of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is offering liberals a powerful voice.
Politics
May 25 2015 7:18 PMThe Myth of the Hero CopPolice officers earn more than you think for a job that’s less dangerous than you imagine.
Jurisprudence
May 22 2015 5:06 PMCircumcision ArmageddonThis poor kid.
Politics
May 22 2015 11:14 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
The Slate Quiz
May 22 2015 3:38 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Foreigners
May 21 2015 5:12 PMAiding RepressionEthiopia is jailing journalists and crushing civil society activists. Why won’t the Obama administration speak up?
Slate Fare
May 21 2015 4:00 PMWork at Slate 
Plus Roundups
May 21 2015 2:34 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors. 
Politics
May 20 2015 7:04 PMOur Best Presidents Are Flip-FloppersWe shouldn’t criticize presidential candidates who change with the political winds. We should celebrate them.

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