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Bad Habits

Why October’s campaign attacks explain next year’s political dysfunction.

Politics
Oct. 24 2014 7:04 PMVote for Bruce Something-or-OtherMichelle Obama didn’t know the Democratic Senate candidate’s name. Will Iowans remember Bruce Braley on Election Day? 
The World
Oct. 24 2014 5:52 PMWhere Does ISIS Get Its Money? And How Much Does it Have Left?
Foreigners
Oct. 24 2014 2:46 PM“In the End, We Should Be Able to Defend Ourselves by Ourselves”An interview with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.
Slate Picks
Oct. 24 2014 9:46 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Staff writer Aisha Harris shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Politics
Oct. 23 2014 7:28 PMThe Scene of the CrimeAutopsy results aren’t going to answer the essential question: Why did Michael Brown have to die?
Politics
Oct. 23 2014 3:55 PMPanda SluggersDemocrats are in trouble. Time to bash China.
The World
Oct. 23 2014 1:51 PMAre This Week's Attacks in Canada a Sign that ISIS Is on the Rise in the West?
The World
Oct. 22 2014 6:30 PMThe Tragedies That Have Shaped Canada's Gun Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 11:57 AMWhy Has the World Health Organization Done Such a Bad Job Responding to the Ebola Crisis?
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AMWe Need More Ben BradleesHis relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PMWhere Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains.
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PMYou Should Be Optimistic About EbolaDon’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Foreigners
Oct. 20 2014 6:49 PMGod’s OligarchOne of Vladimir Putin’s favorite businessmen wants to start an Orthodox Christian Fox News and return Russia to its glorious czarist past.
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 3:53 PMSmash and GrabWill competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
The World
Oct. 20 2014 1:13 PMWhen It Comes to Foreign Policy, President Obama Is Acting Like Congress Doesn’t Exist
Jurisprudence
Oct. 24 2014 6:20 PMThe Courts’ Baffling New MathBy what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?
Propublica
Oct. 24 2014 4:11 PM#MuckReads: Lead Poisoning, Toxic Weed Killer, and Other Things That Will Make You Sick
Roads & Kingdoms
Oct. 24 2014 12:20 PMAn American Drug Dealer in BeijingInside the Chinese capital’s expat underground.
The Slate Quiz
Oct. 24 2014 12:10 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Culturebox
Oct. 23 2014 6:39 PMThe End of PregnancyAnd the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.
Foreigners
Oct. 23 2014 3:47 PMUkraine’s Slow Descent Into MadnessWhile it fights rebels in the east, Kiev is beginning to crumble from the inside.
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PMLandslide LandrieuCan the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
The World
Oct. 22 2014 2:05 PMPaul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 11:06 AMThe Right to RunIf you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.
The World
Oct. 21 2014 3:13 PMWhy Countries Make Human Rights Pledges They Have No Intention of Honoring
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AMThe U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 7:13 PMDeadly AdviceWhen it comes to Ebola, ignore American public opinion: It’s ignorant and misinformed about the disease.
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 6:24 PMThe GOP Can’t Quit “Willie Horton”Even though they promise to do so, again and again.
The World
Oct. 20 2014 1:50 PMWhy We Shouldn’t Be Too Sure About the Supposed Deal to Return the Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls
Jurisprudence
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PMDawn PatrolJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.

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