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News and Politics - Slate Magazine
The Florida Supreme Court Won’t Let Voters Legalize Recreational Marijuana
A dubious decision by the ultra-conservative court denies Floridians the opportunity to reform their state’s drug laws.
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Ignore Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing
America’s obsession with the criminal legal system as panacea is exactly what got us into this mess in the first place.
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Should a Schoolteacher Be Punished for Going to the Capitol Riot?
Inside the political debate that divided a tony Orange County community.
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Why Did So Many Americans Support the Invasion of Iraq?
Season 5 of Slow Burn revisits America’s slow-motion march into disaster.
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There’s No Good Exit Plan for Afghans Who Supported American Forces
The Biden administration seems unprepared for a potential humanitarian catastrophe.
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Brett Kavanaugh’s Opinion Restoring Juvenile Life Without Parole Is Dishonest and Barbaric
Without admitting it, Kavanaugh overturned landmark precedents protecting the constitutional rights of children.
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The Aristocrat and the CIA Officer Who Plotted to Overthrow Saddam Hussein—in 1995
Years before George W. Bush’s invasion, a wealthy Iraqi and a brash American spy collaborated to launch a coup.
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The Dr. Fauci of Lebanon Leads a Shattered State’s COVID Response
Some glimmers of hope after a year of catastrophe.
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Biden Commits U.S. to Cutting Emissions by Half Over Next Decade
Biden’s new emissions target nearly doubles Obama’s reduction pledge.
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Virginia Police Officer Fired for Donation to Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s Defense Fund
“Thank you for your courage,” an accompanying note read. “You’ve done nothing wrong.”
The Cynical Republican Attack on “Critical Race Theory”
The U.N. ambassador’s candid speech on racism is the wrong target for the GOP's latest propaganda campaign.
How Amy Coney Barrett Is Backfiring for the Right
A different kind of SCOTUS reform is already happening.
I’m Actually Glad Nancy Pelosi Thanked George Floyd for “Sacrificing” Himself
It's saying the quiet part loud.
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It’s Chris Christie Time, Chris Christie Sources Say
What if a candidate reviled within both parties ran on a platform of stuff that hasn't been popular since 2004?
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What Happens to Derek Chauvin Now
In many ways, this verdict is just the first step.
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John Boehner’s Memoirs Are Served a Little Too Neat
A charming tale of a career where everyone else was ruthless and power-hungry.
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A Black Teenage Girl Is Shot and Killed by Columbus Police
The shooting happened minutes before the George Floyd murder verdict was delivered.
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This Isn’t Justice
After years of covering police killings of Black men, “guilty” is only better than the alternative.
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Why Conservative Media Is Celebrating the Chauvin Verdict
If you believe there are only a few bad apples, it’s good to put one of them behind bars.
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The Moment of the Verdict, a Few Feet From Where George Floyd Died
“My heart can’t take it."
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This Verdict Was About the Power of Bystanders
This is the sliver of hope to hold onto.
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How George Floyd’s Family Reacted When Derek Chauvin Was Convicted
“I’m going to miss him,” one of Floyd’s brothers said, “but now I know he’s in history.”
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Derek Chauvin’s Trial Isn’t Over Yet
It’s way too soon to know how long he’ll be in prison.
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