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Enemy of the Good

Privacy advocates aren’t happy with an NSA reform bill that only gets part of the job done.

July 31 2014 4:19 PMIt’s Time for Legalized ProstitutionThere’s no way to end demand for sex work. So why are Sweden and Canada trying?
July 29 2014 7:17 PMThe Conservatives Who Wanted to Impeach Obama Are Pretending It Was the Democrats’ Idea
July 29 2014 4:26 PMReady for AnythingDavid Brock’s super PAC network is fending off every attack on Hillary Clinton. The book tour is barely the end of Round 1.
July 28 2014 6:49 PMThe Case for Marijuana ReparationsThe war on weed was foolish and costly. If we can admit that, then we should also be able to admit that it’s time to make amends to those who were most harmed by those laws.
July 27 2014 2:55 PMInside the Anti-Obamacare CarnivalLibertarian foes of the health care law are celebrating big victories—and have more Champagne to pop.
July 25 2014 11:14 AMA Budget Cut by Any Other NamePaul Ryan is promising his sweeping poverty reforms won’t mean less money for the poor. History says otherwise.
July 24 2014 8:47 PMPaul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Is PaternalisticIt’s also a thoughtful, compassionate blueprint for a better social safety net.
July 24 2014 6:43 PMThe Crisis in Black HomeownershipHow the recession turned owners into renters and obliterated black American wealth.
July 24 2014 11:22 AMNational Review’s Dishonest HistoryJohn Fund thinks blacks have been fooled into supporting Democrats. That’s even more insulting than his misleading history of Jim Crow laws.
July 22 2014 11:42 PM“Solidarity With Israel”A Birthright trip convinced an American with shaky Hebrew that he was ready to die for another country.
July 22 2014 7:07 PMInside the Most Insanely Pro-Israel Meeting You Could Ever AttendThe Christians United for Israel want nothing less than total victory.
July 21 2014 5:51 PMAdventures in WarrenlandThe movement to elect Elizabeth Warren president is make believe. 
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 30 2014 5:30 PMUkraine’s War of IndependenceVladimir Putin has unleashed forces that even he can’t control.
July 29 2014 6:44 PMThe GOP’s Latino DilemmaThe Republican Party knows how to win over Latino voters. They just aren’t willing to do it.
July 28 2014 7:35 PMHeat or EatHouse Republicans looking to slash food stamps are determined to close a loophole that doesn’t exist.
July 28 2014 5:13 PMThe Idea MenThe Republican Party’s presidential hopefuls are full of ideas. But will any of these policy innovations survive, let alone save, the GOP?
July 25 2014 3:15 PMThe Poor Don’t Need a Life CoachAmerica’s poor need bigger checks, not a “life plan.”
July 25 2014 6:00 AM“Skip the Commentary, Find the Reporting”How Will Saletan kept up with this week’s news from Israel and Gaza.
July 24 2014 7:43 PMThe Man the Chamber of Commerce Can’t BeatRep. Justin Amash was supposed to be an easy target for GOP centrists. He is on his way to an easy victory.
July 24 2014 3:03 PMGiving Them the BusinessIs it wise for Republicans to attack Democrats for their wealth and business experience?
July 23 2014 1:47 PMWhy the Halbig Decision Is Nothing for Republicans to Celebrate
July 22 2014 11:05 PMHow to Save GazaAnd keep Israel and Hamas from fighting the next war.
July 22 2014 1:34 PMThe Terrorist Logic in Support of IsraelThis New York University scholar believes Palestinian civilians are legitimate targets because Gazans voted for Hamas.
July 21 2014 11:08 AMFriends With BenefitsHow a closer relationship with Mexico could help solve the child migrant crisis.
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.

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