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Dispatches
March 5 2015 9:45 PMThe Implacable BomberDuring a day of grisly testimony, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears unperturbed.
Politics
March 5 2015 4:48 PMThe NRA’s New LowThe gun rights group just took a personal swipe at Gabby Giffords.
Jurisprudence
March 5 2015 4:17 PMRed States Will SufferIf the Supreme Court disrupts Obamacare, conservatives will harm citizens of their own states.
History
March 4 2015 11:45 PMRed SummerIn 1919, white Americans visited awful violence on black Americans. So black Americans decided to fight back.
Politics
March 4 2015 9:16 PMFerguson’s True CriminalsThe city’s police, city, and courts unjustly targeted blacks with a violation of their most basic rights.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 4 2015 7:29 PMHigh Drama for Obamacare at the High CourtScalia and Kagan are feisty; Kennedy gives hope to people who care about affordable care.
Crime
March 4 2015 5:33 PMStop Calling Children’s Gun Deaths “Accidental”They’re the fault of criminally negligent parents and guardians—who must be prosecuted.
Jurisprudence
March 4 2015 2:00 PMWhy the Feds Can’t Charge Darren WilsonThey should, but the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law he violated when he killed Michael Brown.
Politics
March 3 2015 7:16 PMCommand, Control, DeleteHow Clinton’s team responds to questions about her private email account will tell us a lot about how the Clinton White House would operate.
War Stories
March 3 2015 4:20 PMNetanyahu’s Deadly GambitThe Israeli prime minister is insincere. The only outcomes that would please him are Iranian regime change or outright war.
Foreigners
March 3 2015 1:49 PMThe Gross Hypocrisy of Benjamin NetanyahuDon’t pretend Bibi didn’t mean to offend Obama. He is a bully and a liar. 
Politics
March 2 2015 6:26 PMCleveland’s WorstIn the Tamir Rice shooting and other travesties, why do good police officers stand behind their reckless colleagues?
View From Chicago
March 2 2015 4:22 PMExchanges No One Can Use?We rely on courts to interpret laws impartially. When it comes to Obamacare, they don’t always oblige.
Jurisprudence
March 2 2015 3:38 PMWhat’s the Worst Thing That Could Happen?Our Amicus podcasters explain why millions of people could lose their health insurance.
Politics
March 1 2015 4:22 PMCapital PunishmentThe anti-death penalty crowd has a tough sell at CPAC.
Crime
March 5 2015 7:01 PMCops and ConservativesCould the DOJ’s Ferguson report lead the right to abandon its love of law enforcement?
Politics
March 5 2015 4:41 PMScott Walker’s Secret WeaponWisconsin’s governor wouldn’t be a conservative superstar without his state’s Legislature. 
Plus Roundups
March 5 2015 11:29 AMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of March 2, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Politics
March 4 2015 10:25 PMCircular ReasoningWill the logic that gutted Obamacare in 2012 save it this time?
Dispatches
March 4 2015 8:09 PM“It Was Him”During opening statements, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorney admits his guilt and looks toward sparing his life.
Politics
March 4 2015 7:13 PMWill Kennedy Save Obamacare?If he does, it will be in deference to a conservative principle that could reshape American jurisprudence and lawmaking.
Crime
March 4 2015 3:47 PMOK, So Who Gets to Go Free?Everyone wants to reduce America’s prison population. Now comes the hard part.
Frame Game
March 4 2015 10:53 AMSlate Voice: “Shag the Dog”Listen to Will Saletan read his 2001 essay about the merits of zoophilia.
Politics
March 3 2015 6:59 PMThe Clinton CurseHillary Clinton’s private email use is a scandal because people always suspect she is up to no good.
Foreigners
March 3 2015 2:47 PMNetanyahu Just Did Obama a Big FavorBibi’s speech inadvertently proved that the current negotiations are our best strategy for dealing with Iran.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 3 2015 12:21 PMPower to the PartisansThe Supreme Court’s conservatives think democracy is overrated.
Politics
March 2 2015 6:18 PMThe Ex-Im Cash-InJeb Bush just denounced the obscure federal institution that helped his business 20 years ago.
Foreigners
March 2 2015 3:39 PMWhy Does Bibi Do It?The real reason Netanyahu is willing to risk Israel’s relationship with the U.S.
Jurisprudence
March 2 2015 1:39 PMMouthing OffPreet Bharara is an entertaining speaker, but he goes too far.
Propublica
March 1 2015 2:35 PMAir Marshals Behaving BadlyAnd more investigative reporting, as rounded up by ProPublica.

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