On the same day that Paula Deen’s past use of racial epithets came to light, Allen told a reporter, "If I have no intent, if I show no intent, if I clearly am not a racist, then how can [it] be bad coming out of my mouth?"
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
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