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The Clintons Aren’t to Blame for Mass Incarceration

The 1994 crime bill was wrongheaded and draconian. But it didn’t cause the explosion in the prison population.

Politics
Feb. 11 2016 3:35 PMIs John Kasich Really a Republican Who Liberals Can Love?He shouldn’t be. He’s basically a staunch conservative who once said something nice about the poor.
Politics
Feb. 11 2016 12:06 PMA Cold One With Donald There has never been a better candidate to have a beer with than Trump.
Interrogation
Feb. 10 2016 3:50 PMIs Donald Trump a Fascist?Yes and no.
Politics
Feb. 10 2016 3:21 PMThe GOP Establishment Will Not Find Salvation in South CarolinaThe only candidate who can beat Donald Trump is Ted Cruz, and vice versa. 
Politics
Feb. 10 2016 2:23 AMHillary’s Time to FightAs grim as her New Hampshire defeat was, Clinton’s upcoming road looks a lot better.
War Stories
Feb. 9 2016 6:54 PMObama’s Whopping New Military BudgetForget what Republicans tell you. The president still likes big military budgets. 
Politics
Feb. 9 2016 4:42 PMWhy Do Young People Have Such Visceral Dislike for Hillary?Here’s a theory.
Crime
Feb. 9 2016 3:20 PMObama Just Signed a Really Bad Criminal Justice LawIs this really the best Congress can do?
Politics
Feb. 9 2016 12:59 PMRubioBotThe question isn’t whether Marco Rubio is a robot—it’s who programmed him.
Politics
Feb. 8 2016 7:47 PMKasich and Christie Race Against the ClockTwo governors bet everything on New Hampshire.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 8 2016 4:57 PMFlint Wasn’t Allowed DemocracyThat’s part of the reason nobody acted when its water was poisoned.
Foreigners
Feb. 8 2016 4:31 PMThe Day After the United Kingdom Leaves the EUIt could be the beginning of the end of both of them.
View From Chicago
Feb. 8 2016 12:26 PMTed Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be PresidentAt least according to the most plausible constitutional interpretation.
Cover Story
Feb. 8 2016 5:31 AMBernie’s WayThe Vermont senator doesn’t want to bring Republicans and Democrats together. He means to tear it all down.
Politics
Feb. 7 2016 12:49 AMMarco Rubio Was a DisasterThe Florida senator was unprepared for an attack he should have seen coming.
Politics
Feb. 11 2016 2:48 PMI Can’t Hate Donald TrumpI do hate the Republicans who’ve enabled his remarkable popularity.
The Angle
Feb. 11 2016 11:54 AMThe Angle: Fascism Is As Fascism Does EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on “New York values,” the four-day school week, and “Formation” as exploitation. 
Politics
Feb. 10 2016 3:41 PMMarco Rubio Shouldn’t Blame Chris Christie for His New Hampshire DrubbingIt isn’t easy to become president of the United States.
The Angle
Feb. 10 2016 12:22 PMThe Angle: Extreme Primary Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on victories for Sanders and Trump in New Hampshire, Obama’s big military budget, and the Bernie vs. Hillary meme. 
Politics
Feb. 9 2016 11:44 PMRubio Just CollapsedThe Florida senator took a drubbing in New Hampshire. Can he really be the GOP establishment’s best hope?
Politics
Feb. 9 2016 5:02 PMWhat Twitter Is Saying About the New Hampshire Primary ResultsThe instant spin room.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 9 2016 4:24 PMTed Cruz Won’t Prevent the Next John RobertsHe promises that his hypothetical Supreme Court nominees would never go soft. Not likely.
Politics
Feb. 9 2016 1:36 PMThe Vulgar DealmakerDonald Trump rallies his New Hampshire base ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
The Angle
Feb. 9 2016 12:40 PMThe Generation Gap EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Gloria Steinem’s unfortunate comments, the naked careerism of Ted Cruz, and a review of the hilarious Full Frontal.
Politics
Feb. 8 2016 5:51 PMTed Cruz Wants to Protect Our DaughtersHow the Texas senator made drafting women into the military a wedge issue. 
Politics
Feb. 8 2016 4:34 PMThe Unctuous Genius of Ted CruzHow the candidate turned naked careerism into a winning campaign strategy.
Politics
Feb. 8 2016 1:19 PMMarco Rubio Wants to Assure New Hampshire Voters That He Can Lead The Florida senator is trying to make up for the damage he did at Saturday’s debate.
History
Feb. 8 2016 9:03 AMHow Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Won the 1964 New Hampshire Primary Without Lifting a Finger Four friends thought running the “old man” would be a fun thing to do.
Politics
Feb. 7 2016 2:35 PMThe Return of Jeb BushWhy the goofy, patrician candidate is finally hitting his stride.
Politics
Feb. 6 2016 11:02 PMWho Won the GOP Debate?Vote in our totally unscientific online poll.

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