Daniel Politi

Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the "Today's Papers" column from 2006 to 2009. You can follow him on Twitter @dpoliti.

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Aug. 23 2014 6:47 PMIsrael Topples 12-Story Apartment Building in Gaza
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Aug. 23 2014 5:58 PMMilitary Pushes Obama Toward Strikes in Syria as Some Question If ISIS Threat Is Overblown
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Aug. 23 2014 2:46 PMThousands March to Protest NYPD Chokehold Death
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Aug. 18 2014 2:55 AMMissouri Governor Deploys National Guard to Ferguson After Violent Clashes With Police 
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Aug. 17 2014 1:23 PMPresident Obama Heads Back to D.C., Takes Brief Break From “Vacation From Hell”
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Aug. 17 2014 11:44 AMU.S. Airstrikes Help Kurdish Fighters Take Over Part of Key Mosul Dam
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Aug. 16 2014 6:07 PMDefiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry Calls Indictment a "Farce"
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Aug. 16 2014 11:04 AMAfter Day of Calm, Ferguson Reignites: Looting, Clashes With Police and Tear Gas
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Aug. 10 2014 3:52 PMHawaii Incumbent Governor Loses Primary for First Time in History
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Aug. 10 2014 1:26 PMPolice in St. Louis Suburb Shoot Unarmed Black Teenager Multiple Times
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Aug. 9 2014 7:18 PMColorado Recreational Pot Sales Reach Record in June: $24.7 Million
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Aug. 9 2014 11:45 AMObama: No Timeline on Iraq Airstrikes
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July 12 2014 8:36 PMBrazil Ends World Cup in Worst Way After Embarrassing Match for Third Place
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July 12 2014 1:56 PMTracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Fatal Crash That Left Him Seriously Injured
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July 6 2014 6:44 PMISIS Leader Mocked for Wearing Expensive Wristwatch in First Public Appearance
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Aug. 23 2014 6:04 PMObama Orders Review of Military Gear Used by Local Police Forces
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Aug. 23 2014 4:15 PMMore Online Cash Raised for Ferguson Cop Than for Unarmed Black Teenager he Killed
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Aug. 23 2014 1:47 PMRussian Trucks Leave Ukraine Amid Suspicion
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Aug. 17 2014 2:48 PMFederal Autopsy of Michael Brown Ordered as Ferguson Readies for Second Night of Curfew
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Aug. 17 2014 1:16 PMPhotos of Officer Who Shot and Killed Michael Brown Are Published
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Aug. 17 2014 2:45 AMOne Person Shot, Critically Injured in Ferguson as Police Arrest Seven During Curfew
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Aug. 16 2014 2:22 PMGerman Spy Agency “Accidentally” Records Clinton, Kerry Phone Calls
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Aug. 10 2014 4:44 PMKurdish Forces Begin to Reverse ISIS Gains With the Help of U.S. Airstrikes
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Aug. 10 2014 2:25 PMIsrael, Palestinians Agree to New Gaza Ceasefire
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Aug. 10 2014 11:13 AMNASCAR Star Tony Stewart Runs Over, Kills Driver Who Was Trying to Confront Him
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Aug. 9 2014 3:08 PMUkraine Rebel Leader: We Are Open to a Ceasefire
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July 12 2014 10:30 PMIsrael Warns Palestinians to Evacuate After Bombing Mosque, Clinic for Disabled
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July 12 2014 2:00 PMTommy Ramone, Last of the Original Ramones, Dies at 65
The Spot
July 11 2014 6:20 PMWhy Argentina's World Cup Final Appearance Is Doubly Sweet
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July 6 2014 6:08 PMLeaked Video Shows Oscar Pistorius Reenacting Shooting of Girlfriend



War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

The Only Good Thing That Happened at Today’s Soul-Crushing U.N. Climate Talks

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM Why Is Autumn the Only Season With Two Names?
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.