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Hey, Data Journalists: Lay Off the Scottish Referendum Pollsters

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Sept. 19 2014 1:38 PMThe Gaffe Police Are Back to Make Politics Glib and Boring
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Roads & Kingdoms
Sept. 19 2014 11:35 AMTourism After the TalibanBamiyan, a small Afghan mountain town best known for its blown-up Buddhas, wants to be your next holiday destination.
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Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PMA Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Politics
Sept. 18 2014 6:20 PMHow to Fix America’s Recidivism CrisisIt could be as simple as providing ex-cons with the medication they need.
The World
Sept. 18 2014 1:34 PMAmericans Fault Obama for Giving Them Exactly the Anti-ISIS Strategy They Want
Jurisprudence
Sept. 18 2014 10:42 AMScalia’s Liberal StreakThe conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
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Sept. 18 2014 8:58 AMDoes This Colorado Poll Show Latino Voters Bailing on the 2014 Election?
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Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PMOnce Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
Politics
Sept. 17 2014 5:21 PMDon’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISISBut the next president might. 
The World
Sept. 17 2014 4:08 PMRussia’s Economy’s in Trouble, but That Doesn’t Mean Russians Will Turn on Putin
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Sept. 17 2014 12:02 PMHere It Is: The Flimsiest Campaign Attack Ad of 2014, Which Won’t Stop Running
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Sept. 17 2014 10:25 AMAn Alaskan Nationalist on the Scottish Independence Movement
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Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PMKansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Politics
Sept. 16 2014 6:30 PMNothing Succeeds Like SecessionBreakaway movements across the United States want to get on the Scottish bandwagon. 
The World
Sept. 19 2014 12:33 PMHow Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?
The World
Sept. 19 2014 11:36 AMScotland Shows That Breaking Up Countries Is Still Hard to Do
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Sept. 19 2014 9:34 AMThe Senate's Roll Call Vote on Syria, Explained
Politics
Sept. 18 2014 6:52 PMGround Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters Colorado Democrats and Republicans are testing theories for reaching women that will resonate far beyond the Rocky Mountains.  
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Sept. 18 2014 3:19 PMIn Defense of Congress Leaving Town Without a New War Vote
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Sept. 18 2014 1:14 PMEx-Im Bank Creates New Jobs for Political Consultants
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Sept. 18 2014 10:23 AMFrom Fringe to Mainstream: How We Learned to Panic About Terrorists Crossing the Border
Altered State
Sept. 17 2014 11:51 PMThe Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana OffenderWhat should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
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Sept. 17 2014 6:09 PMHere's Who Voted to Fund Syrian Rebels and Get This ISIS Conflict Really Cooking
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Sept. 17 2014 5:06 PMHow the First Benghazi Committee Hearing Humbled the Hillary Clinton State Department
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Sept. 17 2014 2:57 PMISIS Helps Snuff Out Conservative Opposition to Government-Funding Bill
Books
Sept. 17 2014 10:36 AMMacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel Recounts Telling Her Mother About Her Best-Selling Memoir
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Sept. 17 2014 8:15 AMTed Cruz Will Not Join a Protest of The Death of Klinghoffer After All
Jurisprudence
Sept. 16 2014 6:53 PMHappy Constitution Day!Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.
Politics
Sept. 16 2014 5:47 PMTale of Two FergusonsWe knew blacks and whites saw Michael Brown’s killing differently. A new poll shows the gulf that divides them is greater than anyone guessed.

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