Rand Paul, Criminal Justice HeroThe senator from Kentucky wants to give ex-felons the vote even though they won’t vote Republican.
The “Eric Cantor Sure Wears Beautiful Shoes” GabfestListen to Slate's show about Eric Cantor's shocking defeat, Hillary Clinton's new memoir, and California's teacher tenure case.
Suspension Isn’t EnoughUniversities are letting students off way too easy for sexual assault.
The Go Ahead, Negotiate With Terrorists GabfestListen to Slate's show about the deal with the Taliban to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the EPA's new emissions regulations, and the bizarre runoff in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary.
The XX Factor
Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Were Never About Standing Up for Women. Now a New Study Proves It.
The College, Why Bother? GabfestListen to Slate's show about Elliot Rodger's violent misogyny, the Obama administration's plan to rate colleges, and Detroit's $2 billion blight problem.
The Google Will Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Forget You GabfestListen to Slate's show about melting ice in Antarctica, Jill Abramson's firing from the New York Times, and an EU court ruling on Internet privacy.
The I Miss Monica Lewinsky GabfestListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s prayer decision, North Carolina’s Senate primary, and Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair essay.
Two AmericasIn much of the country, the death penalty is disappearing. In the South, it lives on.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Senior editor Emily Bazelon shares what frustrated and intrigued her this week.
The “I Don’t Have a Title for This Show” EditionListen to Slate's show about Iraq’s sectarian violence, the capture of alleged Benghazi terrorist Ahmed Abu Khattala, and the Facebook threat case that’s headed to the Supreme Court.
“You Allow Your Heart to Be Broken Every Day”Columbine. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Newtown. Isla Vista. Families of shooting victims describe the struggle of lobbying for gun control, and how they keep going.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Reads AmericanahOur critics discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about Nigerians emigrating west.
Gitmo FailObama promised to close Guantánamo. Why is he releasing dangerous detainees and ignoring the rest?
Will Eric Holder Back Off? The attorney general doesn’t really want New York Times reporter James Risen to go to jail.
The XX Factor
German Court Says Man Must Delete Nude Photos of His Ex. Should America Be More Like Germany?
Who Needs the Supreme Court?Gay marriage might just become the law of the land without ever heading back to Justice Kennedy.
The Day Glenn Greenwald Skyped Into My Law School ClassArguing across an ocean with the author of No Place to Hide.
Why Are You So Fearful, O Ye of Little Faith?In his new book, Glenn Greenwald takes on the doubters.
The XX Factor
Senators Introduce a Bill to Fix How We Compensate Victims of Child Pornography. It’s a Good Start.
The Go Ahead, Search My OkCupid Profile GabfestListen to Slate’s show about Donald Sterling’s racist rant, a botched execution in Oklahoma, and the Supreme Court case regarding warrantless cellphone searches.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
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The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.