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Time to Protect Our Democracy

Anthony Kennedy should follow Byron White’s guidance and strike down partisan gerrymandering.

War Stories
Sept. 19 2017 1:39 PMTrump’s Dark Vision for the WorldHis U.N. speech used his “America First” doctrine to justify dangerous hostility toward our enemies.
Interrogation
Sept. 19 2017 7:15 AMMerkel’s LegacyAs Germany prepares to head to the polls, the chancellor’s exhausted, Europe’s in shambles, and a neo-Nazi party is on the rise.
The Angle
Sept. 18 2017 6:12 PMThe Angle: Gaping Chasm EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Emmys, the new health care bill, and the racial wealth gap.
War Stories
Sept. 18 2017 1:25 PMTrump’s First U.N. Appearance Was a ClunkerBut why is the United Nations so worried about bureaucracy at a time like this?
Roads & Kingdoms
Sept. 18 2017 10:50 AMThe Secret History of America’s Oldest Tofu ShopThe Japanese immigrants who brought tofu to America, decades before hippies and health nuts discovered it.
Open Thread
Sept. 18 2017 12:01 AMThe Birth of Grey OwlJoin Slate’s open thread for the week of Sept. 18.
Politics
Sept. 15 2017 9:27 PMBerkeley’s BindAfter being mocked by the right-wing media in advance of Ben Shapiro's speech, the school now faces angry students, frustrated faculty, and the return of Milo.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 15 2017 5:31 PMWas Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Unconstitutional?A small group of lawyers are fighting to find out.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 15 2017 4:05 PMSecret PoliceICE agents dressed in plainclothes staked out a courthouse in Brooklyn and refused to identify themselves.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 15 2017 11:42 AMRobert Mueller, Meet Mark ZuckerbergCould Facebook be held criminally liable for selling political ads to a Russian firm?
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 15 2017 5:47 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Books
Sept. 14 2017 6:50 PMWhy Isn’t Hillary Clinton Even Angrier?In What Happened, Clinton takes on the obsessive demand that she assume responsibility for the 2016 election. But we can’t move on.
Politics
Sept. 14 2017 11:27 AMThe Donald Trump Election Brag TrackerHow long has it been since the president reminded us of his “massive landslide victory”?
Politics
Sept. 13 2017 5:41 PMAdvice for Democrats on Single-PayerDon’t lie about it.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 13 2017 1:50 PMToo Little Integrity, Too LateAt the second meeting of Trump’s voter fraud commission, a handful of panelists developed the capacity to feel shame.
Politics
Sept. 19 2017 11:23 AMAll Tribes Are Not EqualAndrew Sullivan’s simplistic diagnosis—and unrealistic cure—for what ails us.
Crime
Sept. 18 2017 9:22 PMNo One Becomes a Cop Because It’s SafeThe shooting of a Georgia Tech student reminds us that police officers need to accept the risk that comes with showing restraint.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 18 2017 6:00 PMWho Are You Calling Lawless?The Trump administration says sanctuary cities are rule-breakers. But it’s the federal government that keeps losing in court.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 18 2017 11:04 AMShould a Judge Rely on the Law or His Own Common Sense?A dialogue on legal pragmatism and finding the “sensible” decision.
Politics
Sept. 18 2017 5:50 AM“I Am a Working-Class Guy” 
A Wisconsin ironworker is the Democratic Party’s new star. Does he have anything to offer besides his image?
Politics
Sept. 17 2017 8:00 PMThe Wealth Gap Between Whites and Blacks Is WideningThe myth of racial equality is having real and devastating consequences.
War Stories
Sept. 15 2017 7:22 PMHarvard’s ShameThe Chelsea Manning and Michelle Jones debacles reveal the university’s poor judgment.
The Angle
Sept. 15 2017 5:26 PMThe Angle: Expensive Rooms EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Mother!, Clinton’s anger, and new evidence of emoluments.
Politics
Sept. 15 2017 12:35 PMThe Strongest Evidence Yet Donald Trump Is Violating Constitutional Anti-Corruption ClausesNew documents show the National Security Council spent taxpayer money at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.
Faith-based
Sept. 15 2017 11:24 AMGood ReligionWhat I learned about faith from the remarkable Michael Cromartie.
Politics
Sept. 14 2017 8:28 PMTrump Is Playing Two-Dimensional ChessThe president wants to be loved. His moves on immigration will make him hated. Bring on the tax cuts!
The Angle
Sept. 14 2017 6:18 PMThe Angle: Devil’s Bargain EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Florida’s poop problem, the Democrats’ deal with Trump, and a hard quiz.
The Angle
Sept. 13 2017 6:13 PMThe Angle: Pseudosmart EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on gerrymandering, Hillary’s audiobook, and Steve Bannon’s intellectualism.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 13 2017 3:32 PMThe Racist Map WinsThe Supreme Court’s conservatives just ensured that Latino votes still won’t count in Texas.
The Good Fight
Sept. 13 2017 11:03 AMYou Snooze, She WinsWith Angela Merkel’s re-election almost certain, Germany’s election has been startlingly dull. But more is going on than meets the eye.

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