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Last Man Standing

Nothing can stop the bipartisan coalition pressing for criminal justice reform. Nothing, except maybe Bill Otis.

Politics
July 28 2015 11:56 AMSarah Palin’s PAC Is Spending More on Hotels and Travel Than on Republican CandidatesSarahPAC, like the former candidate’s TV career, is on the wane.
Behind the Scenes
July 27 2015 3:45 PMThe Great Writing Vs. Talking DebateIs it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
Foreigners
July 24 2015 9:32 PMPoison ControlMuch of the Russian media is toxic. Here’s how the U.S. can help the journalists who are not.
Culturebox
July 24 2015 4:28 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?The one story that trumped them all.
The Slate Quiz
July 24 2015 1:30 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Plus Roundups
July 23 2015 7:46 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of July 20, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Politics
July 23 2015 5:26 PMBad PollsWhy you should ignore all those new numbers that say Hillary is doomed.
Jurisprudence
July 23 2015 12:27 PMDid Sandra Bland Have a Right to Film Her Arrest?Yes. Thank Citizens United.
Politics
July 22 2015 8:05 PMA Jackass in a HailstormBy Donald Trump’s logic, John Kasich should be beating him.
Jurisprudence
July 22 2015 3:05 PM“Somersaults of Statutory Interpretation”Justice Scalia warns that his fellow justices’ opinions are a danger to the nation.
Jurisprudence
July 21 2015 6:00 PMShould Colorado Execute James Holmes?A jury will soon sentence the mentally ill mass murderer.
Politics
July 20 2015 6:59 PMThe TrumpeterDonald Trump is unlikely to be president for many reasons. One is his lack of modesty.
Crime
July 19 2015 7:37 PM“These People Need to Know What We Have Gone Through”The victims of crime who go to prisons to confront criminals, and why they do it.
Politics
July 17 2015 6:13 PMThe Case for Covering TrumpThe Donald can’t win the nomination, but the media has a duty to cover his bigoted, doomed, PR stunt of a campaign anyway.
The Slatest
July 17 2015 12:13 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?How I learned that you shouldn’t assume the worst of people solely because they disagree with you about a TV show.
Foreigners
July 27 2015 9:54 PMPlease Stop Talking, John KerryAmerica’s chief diplomat is saying way too much about the Iran deal.
History
July 26 2015 7:07 PMDouble GenocideLithuania wants to erase its ugly history of Nazi collaboration—by accusing Jewish partisans who fought the Germans of war crimes.
Low Concept
July 24 2015 6:04 PMDoes Donald Trump Own It?Test your knowledge of Donald Trump’s varied holdings.
Roads & Kingdoms
July 24 2015 9:01 AMTrouble in UtopiaIndia’s Auroville was envisioned as an international community free of government, money, religion, and strife. It hasn’t exactly worked out quite as planned.
Crime
July 23 2015 8:17 PMWhy Was Sandra Bland Still in Jail?She couldn’t pay her bond. How a bail system the Justice Department has called unconstitutional may have contributed to her death.
War Stories
July 23 2015 7:20 PMBad PostureRepublican opponents of the Iran deal come off looking like they want war.
Hey, Wait A Minute
July 23 2015 1:53 PMWedge IssueTrump has said running America would be a lot like running one of his golf courses. Is that true? 
Jurisprudence
July 23 2015 5:45 AMImmoral ConvictionsOpponents of marriage equality are pushing a breathtakingly bad bill.
Politics
July 22 2015 5:03 PMBlame the PoliceSandra Bland’s arrest and death are a national scandal. The police are responsible.
Foreigners
July 22 2015 11:32 AM“Haitian Devil, Go to Your Country”The heartbreaking plight of Haitian refugees, caught between a country that doesn’t want them and one that can’t support them. 
Politics
July 21 2015 2:46 PMTrump’s Not Done YetWhy his comments about McCain and his doxing of Graham won’t end his candidacy.
Politics
July 20 2015 3:12 PMMore Than a Food FightWhy Hillary should take the Black Lives Matter Netroots fracas seriously.
Foreigners
July 17 2015 8:43 PMThe Chattanooga Killings Aren’t TerrorismThey are a rational, horrific act of war.
Roads & Kingdoms
July 17 2015 12:29 PMSlow Boat to YemenWith thousands fleeing the war-torn country, getting in isn’t that easy. 
The Slate Quiz
July 17 2015 1:15 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.

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