Politics

Why the Media Is Siding With the Protesters

It isn’t simply because of tear gas and rubber bullets.

Aug. 19 2014 6:45 PMTaking Photos in FergusonWhat it’s like to shoot the police when it seems like the police might shoot you.
Aug. 18 2014 11:04 PMCan Anyone Fix the Ferguson Police Department?It needs to be overhauled. It takes time, but it can be done. 
Aug. 15 2014 6:38 PMDon’t Bring a Tank to Pumpkin FestLiberals are up in arms about police militarization. Libertarians are saying: What took you so long?
Aug. 13 2014 1:15 PMThe Militarization of the PoliceIt’s dangerous and wrong to treat Ferguson, Missouri, as a war zone.
Aug. 12 2014 12:54 PMCriticizing IsraelEntry 3: Why I almost never write about Israel.
Aug. 11 2014 4:29 PMCriticizing IsraelEntry 2: As an Israeli, I found Rosner’s column patronizing, illogical, and infuriating.
Aug. 11 2014 11:36 AMTwo Slate Writers Debate: Are Gay Marriage Opponents Bigots?Listen to Saletan and Stern revisit a disagreement about marriage equality and religious freedom.
Aug. 8 2014 7:23 PMWe Had to Go BackThe U.S. had to intervene in Iraq because ISIS’s goals are absolutely terrifying.
Aug. 8 2014 11:06 AMGridlock Is GoodWhen House Republicans stand in the way of President Obama, it means they’re taking their constitutional duties seriously.
Aug. 6 2014 5:41 PMQuite ContraryCould Scott Walker’s attacks on Mary Burke backfire?
Aug. 5 2014 4:33 PMBroken Windows Policing Kills PeopleSenseless deaths are a predictable result of cracking down on minor offenses.
July 31 2014 7:26 PMEnemy of the GoodPrivacy advocates aren’t happy with an NSA reform bill that only gets part of the job done.
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.
Aug. 19 2014 6:42 PMWhy the Fires in Ferguson Won’t End SoonThe tensions have been building for a long time, and even justice for Michael Brown won’t change that.
Aug. 15 2014 7:58 PMIn Solidarity With FergusonProtesters in Washington debate about responses to police brutality.
Aug. 15 2014 11:34 AMTape EverythingPolice officers—and all public servants—should be required to videotape their interactions with citizens. It’s good for us, and them.
Aug. 12 2014 4:45 PMCriticizing IsraelEntry 4: Israel doesn’t need mindless cheerleaders.
Aug. 11 2014 7:01 PMChristians on a HillThe 2016 GOP hopefuls in Iowa want to criticize Obama for Iraq without mentioning how the war started.
Aug. 11 2014 4:27 PMWhen Criticizing Israel, Is There a Line American Jews Shouldn’t Cross?
Aug. 8 2014 7:33 PMThe Alvin Greene of 2014Meet Tennessee’s accidental Democratic nominee for governor, a 72-year-old hunter who didn’t do any campaigning.
Aug. 8 2014 5:42 PMThe Scott Walker HypothesisCan a bold, proud conservative sustain his triumph in a swing state?
Aug. 8 2014 1:34 AMThe Last Tea PartyA tough 2014 primary season for conservative challengers ends with a near-miss.
Aug. 5 2014 5:43 PMThe Avenger Without a MaskA controversial Rand Paul aide has shown that he has the Pauls’ knack for the comeback.
July 31 2014 9:33 PMMississippi’s Willful NeglectIt and some other red states can’t be trusted to take care of the poor.
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.

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