Politics

What Immigration Crisis?

Why Congress and President Obama are so eager to forget this summer’s “humanitarian crisis at the border.”

Aug. 29 2014 3:37 PMRomney 2016!The 2012 GOP nominee should run for president again. I’m not kidding.
Aug. 29 2014 1:17 PMKeeping the Police HonestAmerica’s police departments need greater accountability—and it must come from outside the forces.
Aug. 27 2014 6:00 PMThe End of the Scott Walker Experiment?The Wisconsin governor’s theories for winning aren’t panning out.
Aug. 26 2014 12:56 PMWhy Did Obama Say So Little About Ferguson?We hoped he would bring racial understanding. But with two years left, there’s nothing Obama can say about race that doesn’t lead to more rancor.
Aug. 22 2014 4:40 PMThe Two Very Different Worlds of FergusonThe white community is worried about the city’s image. The black community wants justice.
Aug. 21 2014 8:30 PMProtesting the ProsecutionDemonstrators say St. Louis prosecutor Robert McCulloch has a long-standing and personal bias in favor of the police.
Aug. 19 2014 7:29 PMWhy the Media Is Siding With the ProtestersIt isn’t simply because of tear gas and rubber bullets.
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. 29 2014 2:52 PMWhen Did the Election Season Begin?It’s no longer Labor Day.
Aug. 29 2014 10:36 AMIs Hillary Clinton Better at Talking About Racial Injustice Than Obama?It may take the next white president to talk to white Americans about race.
Aug. 27 2014 11:20 AMThe Problem With “Suicide by Cop”The dangerous term that stops us from asking hard questions about police shootings.
Aug. 26 2014 5:10 AMKoch 101The Koch brothers are paying millions to inject libertarian ideas into high school curriculums.
Aug. 21 2014 8:56 PMEverything That Went Wrong in FergusonA timeline of the authorities’ many missteps in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death.
Aug. 21 2014 12:16 PMOne Quiet NightHave police in Ferguson finally learned how to do their jobs without pointing their guns at people?
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.

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