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Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Foreigners
Oct. 1 2014 6:41 PMThe World’s Politest ProtestersThe Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PMDon’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PMPolitical Theater With a PurposeDarrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 5:19 PMSocial OutcastsRepublican candidates are retreating from debates on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PMThis Court ErredThe Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, a new book argues.
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 11:57 AMIowa RadicalThe GOP’s Senate candidate doesn’t want voters to know just how conservative she really is.
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:45 PMThe Self-Made ManThe story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Over There
Sept. 29 2014 4:48 PMThe Aftershocks of Colonialism  Africa’s postcolonial recovery and the problem with how it’s covered.
Politics
Sept. 29 2014 11:35 AMThis Year’s Mitt RomneyOnce a GOP White Knight decides to run for president, the party turns on him. Romney knows that better than anyone.
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AM“It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.”John Swansburg and his editor Jessica Winter talk about how his history of the self-made man came to life.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 29 2014 10:30 AMThe Voting Wars Heat UpWill the Supreme Court allow states to restrict voting for partisan advantage?
Foreigners
Sept. 29 2014 8:03 AM“The West Has Been in a State of Shock”An interview with Estonian President Toomas Ilves.
Politics
Sept. 26 2014 7:13 PMFailure to LaunchJeb Bush will not save the Republican establishment.
The World
Sept. 26 2014 11:40 AMCan India’s Prime Minister Ever Escape His Controversial Past?
Roads & Kingdoms
Sept. 26 2014 10:44 AMThe StalkersInside the bizarre subculture that lives to explore Chernobyl’s Dead Zone. 
Crime
Oct. 1 2014 4:15 PMThe Trials of White Boy RickA Detroit crime legend, the FBI, and the ugliness of the war on drugs.
The World
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AMSyria’s “Moderate” Rebels Are Realizing That U.S. Airstrikes Help Bashar al-Assad, Not Them
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 6:59 PMThe Democrats’ War at HomeCan the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PMMeet Jordan WeissmannFive questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 1:38 PMMad About Modi
Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.

Damned Spot
Sept. 30 2014 9:00 AMNow Stare. Don’t Stop.The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
Foreigners
Sept. 29 2014 10:00 PM“Everything Must Change in Italy”An interview with Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi.
Foreigners
Sept. 29 2014 3:59 PMAmazing Images From Hong Kong’s Umbrella RevolutionHong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters take to the streets, with firm grips on their rights and their umbrellas. 
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “The Self-Made Man” Listen to Slate’s John Swansburg read his story on the myth of the self-made man.  
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 29 2014 11:17 AMThey Can’t Buy BackboneFathers, sons, and the lesson of Herman Blume in my Slate essay about self-made men.
The World
Sept. 29 2014 10:25 AMDo the Protests in Hong Kong Mean the “One Country, Two Systems” System Is on the Ropes?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 28 2014 9:15 PMCut by the Supreme CourtWhen the justices denied these cases, justice was underserved.
Politics
Sept. 26 2014 5:58 PMCan Texas Republicans Make a Red State Redder?They may if they keep convincing the state’s Hispanics to switch sides.
Politics
Sept. 26 2014 10:44 AMThe Secret Service Did Almost Everything WrongBut they got the most important thing right: They didn’t shoot the White House intruder.
Slate Picks
Sept. 26 2014 10:41 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Jamelle Bouie shares a few good tabs.

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