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Politics
Jan. 30 2015 12:35 PMCold ComfortWhy Indiana’s tough Medicaid bargain may be the only way the Obama administration can insure millions in need.   
Roads & Kingdoms
Jan. 30 2015 9:09 AMEverybody in Uganda Is Kung Fu FightingA rising generation of young martial artists are hoping to drop kick their way onto the big screen.
Politics
Jan. 29 2015 6:57 PMParty AnimalHe’s a former poker pro, motivational speaker, and YouTube celebrity. Now he’s leading Florida’s Republican Party.
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.
Plus Roundups
Jan. 30 2015 11:44 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.
The Slate Quiz
Jan. 29 2015 11:45 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Politics
Jan. 28 2015 8:26 PMDivide and ConquerWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive message for winning the White House.
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?

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