The Cop Who Shot Walter Scott in the Back Is Scarily Close to Getting a Mistrial
The War on Drugs Is Coming BackAs attorney general, Jeff Sessions could embrace its worst features: confidential informants, harsh plea bargains, long sentences.
Officer Who Killed Philando Castile During Traffic Stop Charged With Manslaughter
Cops Who Kill, on TrialIn Ohio and South Carolina, jurors are evaluating clear-cut cases of police violence that, legally speaking, are anything but.
The First Words Out Of Trump's Mouth After Meeting With Obama Were False
Who’s Having a Ball on This Fine Evening? These Guys.
What the Early Exit Polls Are Telling Us
I Loved the New York Observer. Now It’s Complicit in the Trump Campaign.A once-proud newspaper is now a permanent monument to a would-be tyrant.
Falling in Love With Squirrels Is Normal—But Should You Take Them Home?
Oops! Trump Mistook a Black Supporter at His Rally for a Protester and Called Him a “Thug”
Why Donald Trump Takes Such Great Pleasure in Saying Wrong
Head of Police Chiefs Group Apologizes for “Historical Mistreatment of Communities of Color”
Is the FBI’s Ambitious New Database on Police Use of Force Destined to Fail?
New SlavesI’m a criminal justice reporter, and Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix documentary about mass incarceration shocked me.
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Stop Trying to Make “Flytrap” HappenSlate’s greatest failures.
After Jury Deadlocks, Prosecutor Announces Second Trial for Police Officer Who Shot Sam DuBose
“How Much Do I Say?”Why Oh Why’s Andrea Silenzi on the decision to make her dating podcast personal.
Can the “Secret Government” Save Us?A national security expert says professional bureaucrats held back Obama. Can they do the same to Donald Trump?
Hillary Clinton Likely Received More Votes Than Any Presidential Candidate Beside Obama
Sights and Sounds From the Trump Celebration at the Hilton Hotel in New York
At Least Three People Shot, One Fatally, Near Polling Place in Los Angeles County
How Do You Vote in Prison and Jail?For the most part, you don’t.
The Latest on the Ambush-Style Police Shootings in Iowa
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How to Become an NBA FanDon’t follow basketball? Now’s the time to get started. Here’s how.
The Agonizing Essence of Donald Trump, in One GIF
Michael Moore’s Surprise Trump Doc Isn’t What You’d Expect a Michael Moore Trump Doc to Be
The XX Factor
Did Trump Just Say He “Wasn’t Impressed” by Clinton’s Butt?
Going to Bed With Your Partner Is Ideal—But Is It Normal?
Should the Media Downplay the New Murder Spike?Depending on your politics, the FBI’s new stats can look scary or meaningless. Here’s a more honest reading.
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How Did Chicago Get So Violent?Did the effort to eradicate the city’s gangs in the 1990s inadvertently lead to its bloody present?