Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Friends Should Not Spend 25 Years in PrisonThey’re collateral damage in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Rajat Gupta Could Go to Prison for 10 Years for Insider TradingEven though he wasn’t a major player—is that fair?
How To Nail BlagojevichProsecutors can ask for a five-year sentence for Illinois' ex-governor—but they shouldn't.
Obama Can Fix the Race Gap in Sentencing LawA stroke of the pen can undo vast racial disparities in criminal sentences.
Take Their Money and RunThe government should fine the hell out of Rajat Gupta instead of criminally prosecuting him.
Iowa’s Early Birds Republican presidential candidates are trying to figure out the secret of success in the Hawkeye State.
The XX Factor
GOP Women Stopped the 20-Week Abortion Bill. That’s Not Standing Up for Reproductive Rights.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Traffic swami Jeremy Stahl tallies his favorite stories of the week, from #Ballghazi to #SotU.
The Myth of the Good Guy With a Gun The NRA is wrong: Owning a gun is far more likely to harm you than protect you.