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The Cloak of “Fear”

Police officers like the killer of Philando Castile have an unbeatable defense when their victims are black: They were scared.

Do The Math
June 23 2017 3:23 PMHow to Fix GerrymanderingMake state legislatures bigger.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2017 2:09 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 8: This court has moved so far right that a hardline conservative looks like a centrist.
The Slate Quiz
June 23 2017 5:53 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The Breakfast Table
June 22 2017 8:06 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 6: What to do about the problem of overzealous prosecutors.
The Breakfast Table
June 22 2017 7:20 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 5: When the solicitor general has to defend the indefensible.
Politics
June 22 2017 6:34 PMHow to Build a New Republican CoalitionA genius plan that will appeal to tax-averse rich people as well as working- and lower-middle-class voters.
The Breakfast Table
June 22 2017 12:38 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 3: Are Roberts and Kennedy drifting from the right toward the center?
The Breakfast Table
June 21 2017 6:07 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 2: This term, the justices chose cases that “sear the conscience.”
Politics
June 21 2017 5:47 PMA GOP Without FearWhy Republicans are so intent to pass a bill that in a normal world should spell their doom.
War Stories
June 21 2017 4:06 PMForeign Policy by TweetTrump is in no position to solve North Korea. We should be scared he will try.
Politics
June 21 2017 12:40 PMMore Liberal TearsDemocrats’ positive spin doesn’t make their loss in Georgia less painful.
Politics
June 20 2017 7:25 PMNo Time to TalkAwaiting the Senate’s health care “discussion draft” with only a few days left to discuss.
The Angle
June 20 2017 6:00 PMThe Angle: Aimless in Syria EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the immigration crackdown, the race in Georgia’s 6th District, and Trump in Syria.
Jurisprudence
June 20 2017 5:44 PMIs Michael Flynn Cooperating With the FBI?Two Democratic senators think so. How sound is their case?
Politics
June 20 2017 12:08 PMThe Latest Fireable OffenseTrump apologists have come up with a new illogical rationale for the Comey termination.
History
June 23 2017 3:20 PMTools of DisplacementHow Charlottesville, Virginia’s Confederate statues helped decimate the city’s historically successful black communities.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 2017 12:42 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 7: Will SCOTUS make the travel ban fight moot?
Interrogation
June 22 2017 10:58 PMHe Moved Fast and Broke UberBut is the mess at the company all Travis Kalanick’s fault?
The Angle
June 22 2017 7:24 PMThe Angle: Another Day, Another Health Care BillSlate’s daily newsletter on the Senate’s take on Trumpcare, fake news on Twitter, and GLOW.
Politics
June 22 2017 7:17 PMWe Know How This EndsDissent is all part of the script. Trumpcare is right where Republicans want it.
The Breakfast Table
June 22 2017 1:09 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 4: How Anthony Kennedy became a progressive on race.
Jurisprudence
June 22 2017 5:54 AMMake This Obstruction Thing Go AwayTrump has always treated lawyers like hired help. As president, he’s finally found attorneys who refuse to do his bidding.
The Angle
June 21 2017 5:55 PMThe Angle: Pay Attention EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Georgia runoff, more foreign policy fumblings, and McConnell’s gambit.
The Breakfast Table
June 21 2017 4:14 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 1: This year’s docket appears to lack a major case. But looks can be deceiving.
Jurisprudence
June 21 2017 1:24 PMClarence Thomas to the Rescue?In an otherwise awful civil rights decision, the arch-conservative signals his interest in opening the courthouse doors to more victims of state violence.
Moneybox
June 21 2017 12:01 PMYou Snooze You LoseHow Mitch McConnell weaponized our short attention span.
Jurisprudence
June 20 2017 6:41 PMWho Is Jay Sekulow, and Why Is He Defending Donald Trump?How the religious right’s go-to lawyer became the president’s newest surrogate.
The World
June 20 2017 5:52 PMTrump Could Get Us Into a War by AccidentThe president’s lack of a coherent Syria strategy is incredibly dangerous.
Politics
June 20 2017 4:42 PMWhy Obama Voters DefectedNew findings explain how Trump won them over—and why he probably wouldn’t next time.
Jurisprudence
June 20 2017 10:00 AMWhere Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is FailingThese maps show how sanctuary cities are winning against federal authorities.

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