Mark Joseph Stern
Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers science, the law, and LGBTQ issues.

The Slatest
March 4 2015 4:27 PMSenate Fails to Override Obama’s Keystone Veto
The Slatest
March 4 2015 12:32 PMKing v. Burwell First Reaction: Obamacare Dangles by a Single Vote, Again
The Slatest
March 3 2015 4:21 PMTexas Legislator Fights to Legalize Marijuana, “Something That God Made Good”
The Slatest
March 3 2015 2:55 PMProsecutors to Seek the Death Penalty for Chapel Hill Killer
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March 3 2015 1:23 PMEdward Snowden Is Ready to Return to the United States—if ...
Supreme Court Dispatches
March 3 2015 12:21 PMPower to the PartisansThe Supreme Court’s conservatives think democracy is overrated.
Outward
Feb. 27 2015 1:03 PMWhy Facebook’s Quest for Gender Sensitivity Is Doomed
The Slatest
Feb. 26 2015 3:46 PMArgentine Judge Rules That Criminal Investigation Into the President Is Unwarranted
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Feb. 26 2015 1:31 PMWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Aaron Schock 
The Slatest
Feb. 25 2015 4:24 PMWashington’s NFL Team Says the Trademark Office Violated Its Free Speech. It May Be Right.
The Slatest
Feb. 25 2015 12:06 PMSupreme Court Fish Case: Alito Saves the Day, Kagan Cites Dr. Seuss
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Feb. 24 2015 3:32 PMThe Aaron Schock Lifestyle: Private Planes and Parties, On Donors' and Taxpayers' Dime
The Slatest
Feb. 24 2015 2:40 PMESPN Suspends Keith Olbermann For Weird Tweets About Pediatric Cancer and Penn State
The Slatest
Feb. 24 2015 1:22 PMThe Justice Department Will Not Charge George Zimmerman in the Death of Trayvon Martin
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Feb. 19 2015 1:04 PMAnti-Gay Doctor Refuses to Treat Lesbian Parents’ 6-Day-Old Baby
Jurisprudence
March 4 2015 2:00 PMWhy the Feds Can’t Charge Darren WilsonThey should, but the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law he violated when he killed Michael Brown.
Outward
March 4 2015 8:57 AMAlabama Supreme Court Throws Tantrum, Defies Federal Judge, Halts Gay Marriages
The Slatest
March 3 2015 3:20 PMJustice Department: Ferguson Police Biased Against Blacks, Scornful of Constitutional Rights
Outward
March 3 2015 2:17 PMNebraska to Lesbian: We Don’t Care if You Die Before You Can Get Married
The Slatest
March 3 2015 12:53 PMPetraeus Reaches Plea Deal With Justice Department, Avoids Trial
Future Tense
March 2 2015 12:31 PMCould the Supreme Court’s Fish Case Decision Free the Boston Bomber’s Friend?
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Feb. 26 2015 5:36 PMJudge Overturns Adrian Peterson’s Suspension
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Feb. 26 2015 1:44 PMCherry Factory Owner Commits Suicide After Getting Caught Running Marijuana Business
The Slatest
Feb. 26 2015 12:19 PMISIS Releases Video Showing Destruction of Priceless Artifacts
The Slatest
Feb. 25 2015 1:08 PMKiller of American Sniper Found Not Insane, Sentenced to Life In Prison
The Slatest
Feb. 24 2015 5:23 PMSenate Democrats Smell Something Rotten in the GOP's DHS Funding Deal
Jurisprudence
Feb. 24 2015 3:28 PMColleges Aren’t Equipped to Investigate RapeState legislatures are debating surprisingly smart laws to bring justice to campus.
The Slatest
Feb. 24 2015 1:53 PMObamacare Is Working Incredibly Well—Except Where Republicans Won’t Let It
Outward
Feb. 19 2015 2:50 PMHey, Gay Men! Try the Sexy New Celibacy Challenge. (Video.)
Jurisprudence
Feb. 18 2015 11:29 AMSlate Voice: “I Am Ready to Declare a Truce in the Gay Cake Wars”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about what he terms, “the stupidest thing I’ve ever covered.”

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March 4 2015 10:53 AM Slate Voice: “Shag the Dog” Listen to Will Saletan read his 2001 essay about the merits of zoophilia.