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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.
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.
War Stories
May 19 2015 7:35 PMIraq’s Least Worst OptionsIf we want to defeat ISIS, we are going to have to accept some outcomes we don’t like.
History
May 19 2015 3:45 AMStranded in TehranWhile spymaster Tony Mendez helped six American diplomats escape Iran, a seventh American and alleged CIA agent was still behind enemy lines—my father. 
Politics
May 18 2015 6:26 PMRepublicans Are Not on the Edge of ExtinctionThe GOP is an aging party, but it isn’t about to die out.
Behind the Scenes
May 18 2015 3:03 PMInside Slate Editors’ HedsOur favorite failed headlines.
Dispatches
May 16 2015 1:30 PMMore and Less Than HumanThe prosecution framed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant, which helped seal his fate.
Foreigners
May 15 2015 4:55 PMPreaching to the ChoirISIS’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, sounds like a Republican candidate for president.
Behind the Scenes
May 15 2015 11:19 AM“We Get Really Nerdy About Why a Headline Works”Slate’s editors in a roundtable about heds, deks, annoying clickbait, and more.
Roads & Kingdoms
May 15 2015 9:09 AMHostage CampInside the strange world of kidnap and ransom survival schools.
The Slate Quiz
May 15 2015 12:04 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Metropolis
May 14 2015 2:05 PMThe Land Taxers of FairhopeMore than a century ago, Henry George proposed a property tax he hoped would remedy inequality. Here’s what happened to a town that tried it.
Foreigners
May 14 2015 4:00 AMThe DispossessedSixty-seven years ago, Israel created a Jewish state, and my grandmother was made homeless.
Foreigners
May 21 2015 5:12 PMAiding RepressionEthiopia is jailing journalists and crushing civil society activists. Why won’t the Obama administration speak up?
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.
Jurisprudence
May 20 2015 1:35 PMSupreme Court ShowbizThese new dramatizations miss the real drama.
Politics
May 19 2015 5:23 PMA Dishonest History of the Last WarRepublicans want to paint the Iraq war as an honest mistake, while laying the groundwork for the next one. 
Politics
May 18 2015 10:20 PMTry, Try AgainWhy Republican presidential candidates are stumbling on Iraq war hypotheticals.
Jurisprudence
May 18 2015 3:45 PMDon’t Answer That!San Francisco takes back a question that could have been disastrous for the mentally ill.
Jurisprudence
May 18 2015 1:38 PMA Cruel CapAmtrak crash victims are unlikely to be compensated fairly for their losses. 
Dispatches
May 15 2015 7:43 PMGrim CarnivalThe baffling reasoning of the jury that just sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
Politics
May 15 2015 11:35 AMWhite OutWhy integrating America’s neighborhoods and cities is harder than we think. 
Slate Plus
May 15 2015 9:13 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Editorial assistant Laura Bradley on the latest and greatest of Slate, from gayness to GIFs.
History
May 15 2015 3:33 AMThe Mysteries of the MasonsIn 1826, a shadowy cabal kidnapped a man who had threatened to expose the rites of the secretive brotherhood. American politics were never the same again.
Plus Roundups
May 14 2015 3:52 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of May 11, curated by Slate writers and editors. 
Political Gabfest
May 14 2015 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
Jurisprudence
May 14 2015 3:54 AMAmerica’s Deadliest ProsecutorsThe last stubborn, bloodthirsty devotees of the death penalty.

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