Slate PlusYour all-access passAug. 4 2014 9:44 AMComments Slate Voice: “The Bloodshed State” Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his most popular article from the month of July. By Mark Joseph Stern Illustration by Charlie Powell. “The Bloodshed State” was originally published in Slate on July 28, 2014. It was Mark’s most read article of July. For info on how to subscribe to the Slate Plus podcast feed, go here.