Politics
July 20 2014 9:30 PMFire StarterThe West’s wildfires will likely get worse before they get better.
July 18 2014 1:35 PMAmerica’s Long History of Immigrant ScaremongeringConservatives claim that the young immigrants crossing the border are diseased and pose a dangerous public health risk. It’s a sad American tradition.
July 18 2014 10:48 AMWho Cares What Happened at Slate This Week? David Plotz ignores weekly newsletter protocol, shares his favorite Slate reads of all time.
July 17 2014 12:16 PMRun, Elizabeth, Run!Why an Elizabeth Warren presidential bid would be good for all Americans.
July 15 2014 6:02 PMWe Didn’t Build ThatHow the boring Highway Trust Fund became the newest stage for GOP antics.
July 11 2014 5:43 PMI Don’t Know This GuyDemocrats in red states are panicking about Obama showing up to campaign for them.
July 11 2014 12:54 PMThe Sci-Fi Writers’ WarThey predicted and possibly inspired the conflict in the Ukraine, and now they’re fighting it.
July 10 2014 10:34 AMClose Stuyvesant High SchoolWhy super-elite public magnet schools aren’t necessary anymore.
July 7 2014 4:50 PMObama’s Border BetThe president says there’s a “humanitarian crisis” at the border—so why is he treating it as a simple immigration problem?
July 3 2014 3:31 PMRolling CoalConservatives who show their annoyance with liberals, Obama, and the EPA by blowing black smoke from their trucks.
July 2 2014 5:23 PMObama’s “So Sue Me” Taunt Has Bipartisan AppealIt’s music to the ears of Republicans and Obama aides alike. For Democrats in battleground states, not so much.
July 1 2014 6:11 PMLack of Trust in Obama Didn’t Kill Immigration ReformGOP infighting did. But that still doesn’t leave the president with many options.
July 1 2014 10:33 AMThe Breakfast Table Out LoudListen to Dahlia Lithwick and Eric Posner consider faux-nanimity on the high court and what’s hinky about Hobby Lobby.
June 30 2014 9:07 AMA City of ConvictsThe statistical sleight of hand that makes the U.S. crime rate seem lower than it really is.
June 27 2014 5:55 PMWhere Did the GOP’s Foreign Policy Wise Men Go?
July 20 2014 7:31 PMArizona’s Checkpoint RebellionLiberals, libertarians, retirees, and activists protest against immigration patrols far from the border.
July 18 2014 12:05 PMThe Left FlankProgressives Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu are on a mission to push the New York governor’s race to the left.
July 17 2014 2:24 PMCrime FightersWhy the GOP is waking up to the need for criminal justice reform.
July 16 2014 4:16 PMFlorida Déjà VoodooWhy there is no reform that could be better for progressives than redistricting reform.
July 15 2014 3:39 PMPhoto-ReadyObama has conditioned us to think theatrical photo ops are meaningful. He can’t expect us to think differently when it suits him.
July 11 2014 4:09 PMThe "Why Is Hollywood Mesmerized by Washington?" Bonus SegmentIn a Slate Plus Political Gabfest bonus segment, David Plotz asks two TV writers to explain a wave of political television.
July 10 2014 4:33 PMBlood on the Fourth of JulyChicago’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend was only marginally worse than last year’s deadly, gun-fueled holiday weekend.
July 9 2014 8:23 PM57,000 Little ProblemsHow does a do-nothing Congress solve the border crisis? Take a guess.
July 3 2014 3:59 PMConservatives Say the Poor Have It EasyA Colorado Republican was caught on video pioneering the 47 percent slur.
July 3 2014 12:45 PMOne Nation, Divisible?Is America in danger of fracturing into two countries, one secular, one religious?
July 1 2014 7:06 PMMississippi ChurningWill Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party army sue to overturn Thad Cochran’s Senate victory?
July 1 2014 11:48 AMHillary Clinton Doesn’t Need LiberalsThe numbers show black voters defeated her in 2008 and will make her win in 2016.
June 30 2014 6:30 PMEx-Im ExitThe years-long, Koch-funded, libertarian campaign to kill the Export-Import Bank could finally succeed.
June 27 2014 6:14 PMChris McDaniel Thinks Winning With Black Votes Is Somehow IllegitimateIt’s a notion that goes all the way back to the election of President Ulysses S. Grant.
June 27 2014 1:45 PMSelfish, Selfish San FranciscoIt would be a much better city with twice the population. Instead it’s America’s largest gated community.

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