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Trials and Error

Is Capital Punishment Making a Comeback in Dallas?

Death sentences in the U.S. have reached a record low, even in Texas. A new district attorney might reverse that trend.

Slate Fare
Feb. 28 2017 5:54 AMIntroducing Trials and ErrorWe’re partnering with Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project to document the realities of the criminal justice system.
War Stories
Feb. 27 2017 6:10 PMMoney for NothingTrump’s staggeringly pointless increase of the defense budget is a sure way to undermine American security.
Politics
Feb. 27 2017 5:47 PMHow the GOP Plans to Kill ObamacareIt’s the same strategy the Democrats used to pass Obamacare.
The World
Feb. 27 2017 12:16 PMWhen the Magic Is GoneFrance’s directly-elected president is the most powerful head of state in Europe. In the age of Le Pen, is that still a good idea?
Jurisprudence
Feb. 27 2017 9:22 AMIn Defense of Kellyanne ConwayThe misconduct complaint against Trump’s adviser is dangerously misguided.
Politics
Feb. 24 2017 10:33 PMIs Reince Priebus Lying About the FBI?James Comey needs to clear a few things up.
Politics
Feb. 24 2017 6:03 PMThe Trump Administration’s Not-So-Benign NeglectWhile we’re watching the scandals du jour, the president and his top advisers are dismantling the federal government.
Politics
Feb. 24 2017 5:38 PMA Deafening SilenceTwo Indian nationals were shot by a man yelling racial epithets. The president said nothing. That’s all we need to know about who matters in Trump’s America.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 24 2017 11:32 AMShould the President Get to Pick Supreme Court Justices?A dialogue on Donald Trump, Neil Gorsuch, and what should disqualify a judge from the bench.
The Slate Quiz
Feb. 24 2017 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Fascism
Feb. 23 2017 6:52 PMCodreanu’s Alternative FactsHow Romania’s fascist leader masterfully obscured the truth to justify anti-Semitic attacks and undermine democracy.
The Angle
Feb. 23 2017 5:40 PMThe Angle: Unfulfilled “Greatness” EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on presidential hot air, doctor-censoring Floridians, and partisan stock markets.
Low Concept
Feb. 22 2017 8:25 PMParenting Your Toddler PresidentThe Terrible Seventies don’t have to be terrible! Try these six great tips.
The Angle
Feb. 22 2017 6:32 PMThe Angle: Least Anti-Semitic Person EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s false-flag rhetoric, resistance through chart domination, and dangerously comforting parody tweets.
Politics
Feb. 22 2017 10:48 AM“Rogue” Twitter Feeds as Liberal Self-CareWhy we can’t stop retweeting @AngryWHStaffer, @RoguePOTUSStaff, and fake Sally Yates.
Fiction
Feb. 27 2017 7:09 PM“Clippers”Measuring the slow but steady whitening of public life.
The Angle
Feb. 27 2017 5:59 PMThe Angle: Hooray for Moonlight EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Oscar winner, the Justice Department, and the age of consent.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 27 2017 4:09 PMSchrödinger’s Immigration BanThe Trump administration’s nonsensical claim that its executive order both does and does not exist.
Roads & Kingdoms
Feb. 27 2017 10:35 AMOpen Arms, Open MouthsBrazil’s refugees are bringing new tastes to the country’s cuisine.
Interrogation
Feb. 27 2017 8:32 AMDonald and Vlad: Compare and ContrastMasha Gessen on where Trump and Putin converge and diverge, and what it means for America.
War Stories
Feb. 24 2017 6:21 PMTrump Is the GovernmentHis flap with the FBI—and his disregard for agencies in his own administration—reveals a presidency of dangerous self-centeredness and isolation.
The Angle
Feb. 24 2017 5:42 PMThe Angle: Who Likes the Alt-Right EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on CPAC vs. the alt-right, celebrities in the Trump era, and Get Out.
Politics
Feb. 24 2017 3:51 PMAn Immigration Marriage Made in HellLibertarians and liberals have forged a strange pro-immigration alliance. It’s going to end poorly.
Politics
Feb. 24 2017 11:30 AMHate in AmericaAn updating list.
Politics
Feb. 23 2017 8:18 PMAlt-Right FactsCPAC invented an alternate history of the alt-right to justify Steve Bannon’s invite.
Politics
Feb. 23 2017 6:36 PMIs Moving Left the Democrats’ Best Bet?A conversation with Tom Perriello, the Virginia progressive who’s running for governor on the promise to fight the Trump agenda.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 23 2017 5:45 AMDocs vs. Glocks Shows the Threat to Free Speech Is the Pro-Gun RightFlorida Republicans argue that the Second Amendment trumps the First Amendment. They’re wrong.
This Week in Trump
Feb. 22 2017 8:16 PMThis Week in Trump: Deportation NationAnti-immigrant orders, a new national security adviser, and an attack on the Fourth Estate.
Politics
Feb. 22 2017 4:51 PMMaking America Meh AgainDonald Trump’s first month has produced a big bowl of nothing.
Interrogation
Feb. 22 2017 10:35 AMWhat Does North Korea Want?A missile. An assassination. B.R. Myers on the logic behind a regime’s provocative month.

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