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News and Politics - Slate Magazine
News and Politics - Slate Magazine
A Sandy Hook Parent Speaks
After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, nine families sued the maker of the AR-15-style weapon used by the shooter. And they won.
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The Options Congress Has for Gun Control
It's been a decade of inaction. Not everyone thinks Democrats are doomed to fail.
The Right Found a New Way to Not Talk About a School Shooting
Despite being handed one legal and political victory after another, they continue to vent outrage and venom, eschewing reasoned debate.
It’s Fun That “the President Reportedly Agreed That a Mob Should Kill the Vice President” Is Only a Minor News Story
Donald Trump approved of mob plan to hang Mike Pence, Jan. 6 committee reportedly learns.
The Four Boxes to Defeat Trumpery
Trumpery goes beyond Trump himself to exploit cracks in our governance. But it’s not intractable.
Our Unique American Grief Is an Opportunity
The unchecked proliferation of guns across the U.S. has us descending into a spiral of violence, and it’s shaping how our children grow.
Why the Senate Protects Justices From Protesters but Won’t Protect Kids From Mass Shootings
Our broken political system has produced a federal judiciary that's enabling the next massacre.
Why Brad Raffensperger’s Georgia Secretary of State Win Is So Shocking
2024 looks ever so slightly less perilous now.
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Dr. Oz Opponent Still Hoping Mail-in Ballots Are a “Miracle Cure” for Losing to Dr. Oz
David McCormick is trying to force the counting of mail-in ballots with a team of guys who spent late 2020 arguing that mail-in ballots are illegal.
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What Happened in the Primaries Last Night?
Time to evaluate the whims of the country through results in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas.
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The End of Ending the Pandemic
Public officials shouldn’t let the great be the enemy of the good.
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The Beclowning of David Perdue
How he went from respected Georgia businessman to a twice-losing errand boy for Donald Trump.
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14 Students, 1 Teacher Reportedly Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that police had killed the 18-year-old shooter.
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Did Biden Actually Just Promise That We’d Go to War With China Over Taiwan?
The president suggested that we already had a commitment to defend the Island in case of an attack. Except, we don't.
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SCOTUS Just Handed Workers Who Sue Their Employers a Surprising, Unanimous Win
How Public Justice’s Karla Gilbride persuaded all nine justices to rule against corporate malfeasance.
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The Only Way to Fix the Federal Courts’ Fundamental Flaw
If we care about justice and democracy, the reality of law as a product of political struggle must be popularly embraced rather than repressed.
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Why Blue States Can’t Play by Red State Rules
Democrats have really made a mess of things in New York.
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