Slate's complete coverage of the Republican National Convention.

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Slate's complete coverage of the Republican National Convention.

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"Staying at the Hanoi Hilton: Why did John McCain's captors need his permission to release him from jail?" by Noreen Malone. Posted Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.

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"Will McCain's Heart Stop?:Whether the campaign needs permission to play "Barracuda," by Chris Wilson. Posted Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.

"The Trials of Trig: What special needs does a special-needs baby really have?" by Nate DiMeo. Posted Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.

"Sarah Palin, Hypocrite: Why she shouldn't complain about big government wasting taxpayer money," by Timothy Noah. Posted Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.

"Parsing Palin: XX Factor bloggers take readers' questions about the Republican vice-presidential nominee and her speech." Posted Thursday Sept. 4, 2008.

"What Scarlet Letter? Why Christian conservatives have only admiration for Sarah Palin," by Hanna Rosin. Posted Thursday Sept. 4, 2008.

"A Pit Bull With Lipstick: Why the smiling, sudden, relentless Sarah Palin should scare Democrats," by John Dickerson. Posted Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.

"They've Got To Be Kidding: How can smart people say such dumb things about Sarah Palin?" by Fred Kaplan. Posted Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.

"Notes From Inside the GOP Convention: How politics is like showbiz," by Craig Turk. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

"Let Us Now Praise 44-Year-Old Women: Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin have more in common than you might think," by Anne Applebaum. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. 

"Vetting Vet: The origins of vet, verb tr," by Juliet Lapidos. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

"Sarah Palin Wows Convention! Why success is foreordained for the vice-presidential nominee's convention speech," by Timothy Noah. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

"Accepting the Inevitable: What McCain can learn from the acceptance speeches of Reagan, Bush, and Gore," by Jeff Greenfield. Posted Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008.

"Changes They Can Believe In: How the candidates edited their Web sites last week," by Peter Bray. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

"The Book on Sarah Palin: An excerpt from the only biography of John McCain's presumptive running mate," by Bonnie Goldstein. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

"The Evolution of the Minnesota State Fair: How 4-H kids run the show," by Ben Crair. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

"Snowmobiling: Slumming on the slopes," by Bryan Curtis. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

"The Bizarro GOP: The first real night of the Republican Convention was all about contradictions," by John Dickerson. Posted Wednesday. Sept. 3, 2008.

"The Sarah Palin Show: She's pretty great on television," by Troy Patterson. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

"Notes From Inside the GOP Convention: 5 a.m. and all is well," by Craig Turk. Posted Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

"Aerial Wolf Gunning 101: What is it, and why does vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin support the practice?" by Samantha Henig. Posted Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

"How To Replace a Vice Presidential Nominee: What would happen if the McCain campaign had to ditch Sarah Palin?" by Jacob Leibenluft. Posted Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

"Questions for a Superhuman Mom: The complicated business of judging Sarah Palin," by Emily Bazelon and Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

"Hurricane Palin: McCain creates a disaster story for the news-starved press," by Jack Shafer. Posted Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

"Working-Class Hero: How the Palins' enviable blue-collar lifestyle could help the McCain campaign," by Adriaan Lanni and Wesley Kelman. Posted Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

"Miss Conceptions: The invisible pregnancies of presidential daughters," by William Saletan. Posted Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

"Notes From Inside the GOP Convention: This year, all politics is charitable," by Craig Turk. Posted Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.

"Party Crashers: The peace-loving, road-blocking, window-smashing protesters at the RNC," by Christopher Beam. Posted Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.

"Sarah Surprise: Palin's candidacy is fun to cover but raises serious questions about McCain's judgment," by John Dickerson. Posted Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.

"Teenage Pregnancy, GOP-Style: An unusual McCain campaign press release," by Bonnie Goldstein. Posted Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.

"MF'er: Why McCain can't stop saying 'my friends,' " by Paul Collins. Posted Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.

"Let Them Count Houses: Can't we escape this tiresome demagoguery about candidates' income and property?" by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.

"McCain-Gustav '08: The hurricane upsets the GOP Convention but may be good for the GOP," by John Dickerson. Posted Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008.

"No Experience Necessary: How Sarah Palin made the GOP change its mind about presidential qualifications," by Michael Kinsley. Posted Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008.

"Grand Old Book Party: What to read about John McCain and the future of the GOP," by Christopher Beam. Posted Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.

"Conventional Wisdom: Emily Bazelon and Christopher Beam field questions about Obama's acceptance speech and McCain's veep choice." Posted Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.

"Sarah Palin, Web Invention: How a college sophomore put Alaska's governor on the map," by Timothy Noah. Posted Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.

"How To Watch the Campaign on TV: Imagine that you're viewing it through the eyes of Fox News honcho Roger Ailes," by Jack Shafer. Posted Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.

"McCain's New Palin: McCain's decision prompts one important question: Huh?" by John Dickerson. Posted Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.

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Blogs

"Trailhead: A campaign blog." Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2008.

"XX Factor: Slate women blog about politics, etc." Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Kausfiles: A mostly political weblog," by Mickey Kaus. Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2008.

Regular Features

"Republicans Just Might Like Palin Better Than McCain! The latest from Slate's Republican Convention Twitter feed." Posted Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.

"Map the Candidates: McCain makes his first appearance with Palin in Ohio," by E.J. Kalafarski and Chadwick Matlin.

"Election Scorecard: Where the elections stand today."

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