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Divide and Conquer

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive message for winning the White House.

Politics
Jan. 28 2015 7:16 PMThe Fighting HawkeyesWhy Hillary Clinton needs to fight hard for Iowa.
Politics
Jan. 28 2015 2:33 PMWhen Jeb Bush and Bill Belichick Were High School ClassmatesThe young Jeb wasn’t always straitlaced. There were his Andover years, when he and classmates (like the future Patriots head coach) cut loose.
Politics
Jan. 27 2015 7:41 PMReady for Pataki?The former New York governor may be running the saddest campaign for president.
War Stories
Jan. 27 2015 5:31 PMLong Live the King!Why President Obama is suddenly cozying up to the Saudi royal family. 
View From Chicago
Jan. 26 2015 2:55 PMWhy Do Judges and Politicians Flip-Flop?To investigate, Cass Sunstein and I conducted a series of surveys.
Politics
Jan. 25 2015 10:19 PMBest in ShowWisconsin’s Scott Walker outshines the competition in Iowa.
Politics
Jan. 23 2015 7:09 PMIowa’s Early BirdsRepublican presidential candidates are trying to figure out the secret of success in the Hawkeye State.
Politics
Jan. 23 2015 6:30 PMThe Senior Senator From KentuckyFormer Kentucky Sen. Wendell Ford passed away on Thursday. His greatest accomplishment came from defeating Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Propublica
Jan. 23 2015 5:02 PMBad Science, Crazy Mining Laws, and Childcare Horror Stories#MuckReads: A weekly roundup of investigative reporting from ProPublica.
Slate Picks
Jan. 23 2015 11:55 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Traffic swami Jeremy Stahl tallies his favorite stories of the week, from #Ballghazi to #SotU.
Roads & Kingdoms
Jan. 23 2015 9:09 AMThe New Gin CrazeCenturies of mediocrity gave gin a bad name. But now, liquor stores are stocked with brands boasting funky names and one-of-a-kind botanical blends.
Politics
Jan. 22 2015 10:52 PMWhy the GOP Isn’t as Pro-Life as You ThinkHow a core Republican principle got complicated.
Politics
Jan. 22 2015 7:53 PMRepublicans Are Finally Talking About InequalityDemocrats should listen.
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 12:14 PMThe Magic QuestionJudges trust jurors to assess their own biases. That might not be such a good idea.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 22 2015 9:07 AMA Taxing DecisionThe Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage for the most practical of reasons.
Crime
Jan. 28 2015 5:43 PMThrow the Book at ThemShould prisons offer degree-granting courses to convicted felons? An influential conservative voice says yes.
Politics
Jan. 28 2015 10:23 AMThe History of the Pocket ConstitutionHow mini-Constitutions became popular long before the Tea Party.  
Politics
Jan. 27 2015 6:07 PMHow the Koch Brothers Could Make, Break, or Reshape Republican Politics in 2016
Politics
Jan. 27 2015 1:01 PMBobby Jindal’s Presidential Rollout Is Off to a Terrible StartWhile other candidates went to Iowa, Jindal headlined an evangelical revival.
Politics
Jan. 26 2015 2:18 PMWhy de Blasio Was Right to Take on Criminal Justice ReformReforming the NYPD is economic populism for New York City’s minorities.
Politics
Jan. 25 2015 9:39 PMPipeline BlowoutThe Senate’s Keystone debate was downright miserable for Democrats and people who believe in climate science.
Foreigners
Jan. 23 2015 7:03 PMKeep Calm and March OnWhy we shouldn’t overreact to terrorism.
Crime
Jan. 23 2015 5:46 PMWho Stole Your Identity?Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says today’s cybercriminal is yesterday’s chain-snatching street hustler.
Foreigners
Jan. 23 2015 12:28 PMEight Lessons From the Charlie Hebdo AttackWhat we’ve learned from the worst terrorist attack in France in more than 50 years.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 23 2015 10:52 AMTexas Used Junk Science to Restrict AbortionThe state’s experts lied—and they got caught.
The Slate Quiz
Jan. 22 2015 11:49 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 7:59 PMLeave the Cannibal Cop AloneHe never harmed anyone, and his conviction was overturned. Why can’t he look for love on Match.com?
Politics
Jan. 22 2015 7:10 PMFailure to LaunchRepublicans returned to their war on Obamacare on Thursday. It didn’t go well.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Jan. 22 2015 11:25 AMScalia to the Rescue?The Fair Housing Act might just find redemption from the unlikeliest justice.
Politics
Jan. 21 2015 5:40 PMFamily PlanningObama’s focus on women and families in the State of the Union will likely be the core of Hillary Clinton’s economic message.

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