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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate. Follow her on Twitter.

April 8 2014 5:43 PMVirginia Is BrokenAnd low-income Virginians who fall into the Medicaid gap will suffer for it.
March 27 2014 11:27 AMSo, You Missed Oral Argument … AGAIN?Oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case in four minutes of video.
March 21 2014 4:42 PM“All These Issues Are Still With Us”Talking to Anita Hill, as truthful as ever.
Behind the Scenes
March 17 2014 6:00 PMBazelon and Lithwick on How to Write About the Law
Low Concept
March 3 2014 7:41 PMGoodnight Snow DaysIt is time for all good children to go back to school.
Feb. 25 2014 11:46 PM“Stand Your Ground” NationAmerica used to value the concept of retreat. Now we just shoot.
Feb. 17 2014 11:55 PMHow Can You Explain “Color” to an 11-Year-Old?Alan Alda’s challenge to scientists: Let kids be the judges.
Feb. 10 2014 5:19 PMThe Left Fights BackThis weekend’s massive protest in North Carolina shows that the GOP doesn’t own morality.
The XX Factor
Jan. 29 2014 3:37 PMNext in the War on the War on Women, Republicans Debut the "Who Are You Callin' a Lady?" Tack
Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2014 2:06 PMWhen Pete Seeger Faced Down the House Un-American Activities Committee
Jan. 22 2014 2:47 PMLessons of the Bob McDonnell ScandalWealthy donors are never your friends, and living within your means is only a rule for chumps.
Dec. 18 2013 2:26 PMJudge Leon’s NSA #SlatepitchThe wacky idea that giving away your data creates a greater expectation of privacy.
Dec. 10 2013 2:39 PMHow to Talk to Republican CongressmenA guide for women.
Dec. 3 2013 4:43 PMUn-PeopleThe conservative crusade to declare everything a “person”—corporations, fertilized eggs—will have disastrous consequences.
Nov. 22 2013 12:07 PMTaking the “Meh” out of MetadataHow the government can discover your health problems, political beliefs, and religious practices using just your metadata.
April 2 2014 5:28 PMJustice Roberts Hearts BillionairesThe chief either doesn’t believe, or doesn’t care, that money corrupts politics.
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 25 2014 6:43 PMIs the Contraception Mandate Doomed?It sure looks that way after the Hobby Lobby argument.
March 19 2014 3:52 PMRuth Bader Ginsburg Is IrreplaceableAll you liberals trying to push her out, think about that.
March 5 2014 5:59 PMGuilt by AssociationSenate blocks Obama’s pick to head the civil rights division because he’s fought for civil rights.
Low Concept
Feb. 28 2014 5:01 PMKen Cuccinelli’s New Law Firm Will Protect Real Americans Against Everything Imaginable
Feb. 25 2014 2:32 PMPre-RacialJustice Clarence Thomas says blacks didn’t think about race in the 1950s South.
Feb. 14 2014 10:43 AMIt’s Over: Gay Marriage Can’t Lose in the Courts
Feb. 5 2014 3:08 PMWoody Allen v. Dylan FarrowThe Court of Public Opinion is now in session.
Jan. 28 2014 6:26 PMGod vs. the GovernmentThe Little Sisters case is not about a form. It’s about who gets to decide what the form means.
Jan. 23 2014 2:28 PMThe Blame Maureen GameBob McDonnell was greedy for golf clubs while Maureen coveted clothes. Why is it so much easier to despise the wife?
Jan. 15 2014 6:49 PMDo We Have the Right to Choose How We Talk About the Right to Choose?
Dec. 11 2013 11:52 PMLockdown NationWe routinely terrify and traumatize kids to spare them terror and trauma.
Dec. 6 2013 6:30 AMOy, Hark!A Jewish parent's guide to Christmas specials.
Nov. 26 2013 3:25 PMCorporations Are People, the Biblical SequelThe Supreme Court will decide whether companies don’t have to cover contraception because they have religious beliefs.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Nov. 20 2013 12:34 PMToronto’s GolemRob Ford delights Canadians by ending their centuries-long reputation for dorkiness.



The World

The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse

An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Can Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Pull Off One More Louisiana Miracle?

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Oct. 23 2014 11:51 AM It Seems No One Is Rich or Happy: I Looked
The Eye
Oct. 23 2014 12:48 PM Track Your Bag and Charge Your Phone With This Carry-On Smart Suitcase
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 12:01 PM Who Is Constantine, and Should You Watch His New Show?
Oct. 23 2014 11:45 AM The United States of Reddit  How social media is redrawing our borders. 
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.