Leon Neyfakh
Leon Neyfakh Leon Neyfakh

Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer.

The Slatest
Dec. 2 2016 7:28 PMThe Cop Who Shot Walter Scott in the Back Is Scarily Close to Getting a Mistrial
Crime
Nov. 21 2016 3:27 PMThe War on Drugs Is Coming BackAs attorney general, Jeff Sessions could embrace its worst features: confidential informants, harsh plea bargains, long sentences.
The Slatest
Nov. 16 2016 2:08 PMOfficer Who Killed Philando Castile During Traffic Stop Charged With Manslaughter
Crime
Nov. 11 2016 4:02 PMCops Who Kill, on TrialIn Ohio and South Carolina, jurors are evaluating clear-cut cases of police violence that, legally speaking, are anything but.
The Slatest
Nov. 10 2016 9:59 PMThe First Words Out Of Trump's Mouth After Meeting With Obama Were False
The Slatest
Nov. 8 2016 10:32 PMWho’s Having a Ball on This Fine Evening? These Guys.
The Slatest
Nov. 8 2016 6:19 PMWhat the Early Exit Polls Are Telling Us
Politics
Nov. 7 2016 6:28 PMI 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.
Normal
Nov. 2 2016 12:15 PMFalling in Love With Squirrels Is Normal—But Should You Take Them Home?
The Slatest
Oct. 28 2016 12:58 PMOops! Trump Mistook a Black Supporter at His Rally for a Protester and Called Him a “Thug”
The Slatest
Oct. 20 2016 12:24 AMWhy Donald Trump Takes Such Great Pleasure in Saying Wrong
The Slatest
Oct. 17 2016 6:24 PMHead of Police Chiefs Group Apologizes for “Historical Mistreatment of Communities of Color”
The Slatest
Oct. 14 2016 4:26 PMIs the FBI’s Ambitious New Database on Police Use of Force Destined to Fail?
Movies
Oct. 6 2016 3:50 PMNew SlavesI’m a criminal justice reporter, and Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix documentary about mass incarceration shocked me.
The First 20
Sept. 27 2016 5:48 PMStop Trying to Make “Flytrap” HappenSlate’s greatest failures.
The Slatest
Nov. 22 2016 2:13 PMAfter Jury Deadlocks, Prosecutor Announces Second Trial for Police Officer Who Shot Sam DuBose
Slate Plus
Nov. 18 2016 12:52 PM“How Much Do I Say?”Why Oh Why’s Andrea Silenzi on the decision to make her dating podcast personal.
Politics
Nov. 14 2016 12:13 PMCan the “Secret Government” Save Us?A national security expert says professional bureaucrats held back Obama. Can they do the same to Donald Trump?
The Slatest
Nov. 11 2016 2:31 PMHillary Clinton Likely Received More Votes Than Any Presidential Candidate Beside Obama
The Slatest
Nov. 9 2016 1:18 AMSights and Sounds From the Trump Celebration at the Hilton Hotel in New York
The Slatest
Nov. 8 2016 7:14 PMAt Least Three People Shot, One Fatally, Near Polling Place in Los Angeles County
Explainer
Nov. 8 2016 2:26 PMHow Do You Vote in Prison and Jail?For the most part, you don’t.
The Slatest
Nov. 2 2016 1:27 PMThe Latest on the Ambush-Style Police Shootings in Iowa
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 1 2016 4:25 PMHow to Become an NBA FanDon’t follow basketball? Now’s the time to get started. Here’s how.
The Slatest
Oct. 20 2016 1:30 PMThe Agonizing Essence of Donald Trump, in One GIF
Brow Beat
Oct. 19 2016 4:28 PMMichael Moore’s Surprise Trump Doc Isn’t What You’d Expect a Michael Moore Trump Doc to Be
The XX Factor
Oct. 14 2016 4:41 PMDid Trump Just Say He “Wasn’t Impressed” by Clinton’s Butt?
Normal
Oct. 10 2016 3:05 PMGoing to Bed With Your Partner Is Ideal—But Is It Normal?
Crime
Sept. 27 2016 6:56 PMShould 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.
The Next 20
Sept. 23 2016 11:43 AMHow Did Chicago Get So Violent?Did the effort to eradicate the city’s gangs in the 1990s inadvertently lead to its bloody present?

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