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A Hard Bargain

The Munsee Indians sold Staten Island under duress—but not before they got the colony of New York to make some surprising concessions.

Jurisprudence
April 28 2015 2:29 AMGive Me Liberty or Give Me EqualityThe most important questions to listen for as the Supreme Court considers gay marriage.
Crime
April 27 2015 11:52 PMThe Riots of ’68What the violence in the wake of the King assassination can, and can’t, teach us about Baltimore today.
Dispatches
April 27 2015 8:05 PMA Smorgasbord of ExcusesThe defense tries a little of everything to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.
Foreigners
April 27 2015 5:52 PMDon’t Go to Nepal to Help. Stay Home and Send Money Instead!If you hop on the next flight to Kathmandu, you will cause more problems than you solve.
Crime
April 27 2015 5:02 PMFreddie Gray’s Broken NeighborhoodEven by the standards of troubled Baltimore, Sandtown-Winchester is tragically impoverished and violent.
Jurisprudence
April 27 2015 12:19 PMNot All Must RiseMany of the people who will witness Supreme Court history paid a ton for the privilege.
Politics
April 24 2015 7:33 PMFirst PrinciplesClinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into politics. That just got a lot harder for her to talk about.
Slate Fare
April 24 2015 4:00 PMWork at Slate 
Politics
April 24 2015 3:26 PMBill Clinton’s High PriceThe former president would be an enormous asset to a Hillary Clinton administration. But it comes at a cost.
Jurisprudence
April 24 2015 10:25 AMJustices’ Questions, AnsweredPreviously on Same-Sex Marriage Arguments at the Supreme Court
Foreigners
April 23 2015 6:05 PMBritain’s Season of DespairInstead of appealing to peoples’ aspirations, British politicians are pitching worst-case scenarios to win votes.
Jurisprudence
April 23 2015 11:52 AM“How Can You Represent Those People?”Hillary Clinton and other feminist lawyers are right to defend alleged rapists.
Jurisprudence
April 22 2015 5:09 PMPseudoscience in the Witness BoxThe FBI faked an entire field of forensic science.
Politics
April 22 2015 4:21 PMThe Fight Against 15Increasing the minimum wage so dramatically will damage the economic prospects of millions of vulnerable people.
Politics
April 22 2015 2:45 PMThe Bloomberg Poll on GOP Support for Israel Isn’t Anti-SemiticIt just tells the uncomfortable truth. 
Politics
April 28 2015 2:17 AMBaltimore’s FireThe city erupted in anger over the death of Freddie Gray.
The Slatest
April 27 2015 11:02 PMPhotos of Protest, Violence, Anger, and Fire in Baltimore  After the death of Freddie Gray and questions of police abuse, a city erupts.
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 27 2015 7:08 PMA Free Kick InHow does the Constitution protect innocent people who are stuck in jail?
Jurisprudence
April 27 2015 5:10 PMDear John LettersA taxonomy of gay marriage arguments aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts.
Politics
April 27 2015 1:58 PMBush’s MillionsJeb Bush says he’s breaking fundraising records. So why doesn’t that scare anyone?
Jurisprudence
April 26 2015 7:34 PMThe Marriage MastermindHow Evan Wolfson transformed American society.
Foreigners
April 24 2015 6:36 PMDon’t Blame DronesIt is awful that U.S. drone strikes kill innocent civilians, including our own. But many more would die without them. 
Caixin
April 24 2015 3:46 PMReinventing the WheelThe bike has become a symbol of poverty in China, but cycling enthusiasts are trying to make it a vehicle for individual expression. 
Foreigners
April 24 2015 1:23 PMObama Knows the Truth About the Armenian GenocideHe, more than any American president, should know the importance of speaking it.
The Slate Quiz
April 24 2015 2:45 AMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Plus Roundups
April 23 2015 12:23 PMWhat We Like Right NowOur favorite picks for the week of April 20, curated by Slate writers and editors. 
War Stories
April 22 2015 5:42 PMThe Yemen TrapThe civil war in Yemen is a messy power struggle that will likely get worse before it gets better.
Politics
April 22 2015 5:09 PMScott Walker’s Anti-Immigration EpiphanyThe Wisconsin governor’s new position against legal immigration could have huge implications for the GOP race.
Politics
April 22 2015 3:01 PMJeb the DestroyerJeb Bush is tearing down what little campaign finance law we have left.
Moment Magazine
April 22 2015 10:30 AMThe New Sultan of TurkeyRecep Tayyip Erdogan isn’t satisfied leading a prosperous rising power. He also wants it all to himself.

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