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Inside the Anti-Obamacare Carnival

Libertarian foes of the health care law are celebrating big victories—and have more Champagne to pop.

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.
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 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 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.

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