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America’s Lost History of Border Violence

Texas Rangers and civilian vigilantes killed thousands of Mexican-Americans in a campaign of terror. A century later, will the state finally acknowledge the bloodshed?

Politics
May 4 2016 5:55 PMI’m Not Voting for Donald TrumpOr for Hillary, for that matter.
Jurisprudence
May 4 2016 4:36 PMThe Stingers Get StungOne California judge just sent a seething message to police who illegally target gay men in sting operations.
Politics
May 4 2016 2:08 PMWhy I’m Still a RepublicanI hate Donald Trump, but I’m not leaving the GOP.
Slate Plus
May 4 2016 10:56 AMTrail MixOn the road with Bernie, Trump, and Jeb! (Remember him?)
Politics
May 3 2016 9:52 PM“Never Trump” Was Never Going to Happen Republicans were always going to fall in line.
Politics
May 3 2016 6:03 PMWhat Twitter Is Saying About the Indiana Primary ResultsThe instant spin room.
Politics
May 2 2016 5:53 PMIndiana Is a Trump State That Looks Like a Cruz StateOr is it the other way around?
Politics
May 2 2016 4:17 PMThis Is What a Republican Attack on Bernie Sanders Would Look LikeSanders’ “superior electability” is still a myth.
Memos to 45
May 2 2016 8:04 AMJon Huntsman on a Simple Way the Next President Can Reestablish Americans’ Trust in Government (Video)
Interrogation
April 30 2016 3:36 PMWhy Zalmay Khalilzad Is Taking Donald Trump Seriously“I think intellectually he is not the least capable person who would become president.”
History
April 29 2016 4:43 PMAndrew Jackson’s Adopted Indian SonWas bringing home an Indian boy—after slaughtering his family—an act of compassion or of political expedience?
Metropolis
April 29 2016 1:48 PMBaltimore’s Next Mayor Doesn’t Want to Talk About RacismToo bad almost every issue in Baltimore, from segregation to transportation, is a race issue.
The Slate Quiz
April 29 2016 5:00 AMThe Slate News QuizTest your knowledge of the week’s events.
Politics
April 28 2016 5:07 PMTed Cruz’s VP Pick Doesn’t Make Any Sense, Unless …Carly Fiorina is Trump bait.
Politics
April 28 2016 2:05 PMThe Democratic Primary Ruined My Friendship!Why Bernie-Hillary has gotten so personal.
The Angle
May 4 2016 5:47 PMThe Angle: It’s All Happening EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on done lists, dropped pronouns, and the end of Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign.
Politics
May 4 2016 3:13 PMResolved: Ted Cruz Was His Worst Self as a Presidential CandidateIn his surly, failed campaign, Cruz turned into a cartoon version of the blowhard I knew on the college debate circuit.
Politics
May 4 2016 12:55 PMDonald Trump Isn’t Going to Be PresidentHe’d have to win unprecedented shares of the very kinds of voters who hate him: blacks, Latinos, and women.
Politics
May 3 2016 11:13 PMDonald Trump Is TV’s New Normal. That’s Insane.A huckster and demagogue all but locked up the Republican nomination. On TV, it’s just another election. 
The Angle
May 3 2016 6:05 PMThe Angle: Does Not Mean What You Think It Means EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Bernie’s electability, Trump’s unpredictability dodge, and a plague of false “allegories.”
Politics
May 3 2016 10:11 AMHow Trump’s “Unpredictability” Dodge Became the Dumbest Doctrine in PoliticsHe couldn’t answer a question. He wound up with a political philosophy.
The Angle
May 2 2016 5:30 PMThe Angle: The Generational Hypothesis EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Donald Trump as boomer, childbirth in fiction, and the new Slate Academy, The United States of Debt. 
Politics
May 2 2016 3:39 PMThe “Who’s Sure?” StateWhy is Indiana’s primary such a mystery? It has to do with a law passed in 1988.
Cover Story
May 1 2016 8:02 PMDonald Trump, Baby BoomerHe wasn’t at Berkeley or Woodstock—and he definitely wasn’t in Vietnam—but Trump can only be understood as a terrifying product of his generation.
The Angle
April 29 2016 6:27 PMThe Angle: That Future’s Too Real EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on racism in Baltimore, the weather and the climate, and Andrew Jackson’s Creek “son.”
Crime
April 29 2016 4:33 PMThe Imperfect VictimGalen Baughman seemed like an ideal spokesman for sex offenders’ civil rights. Then he got arrested for texting a teenage boy.
Roads & Kingdoms
April 29 2016 11:40 AMDespair, Hunger, and HopeIn a Syrian refugee camp in Greece, food is scarce, but distrust is plentiful.
The Angle
April 28 2016 5:47 PMThe Angle: Consultant to Tyrants EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Prince’s guitar genius, this year’s bad political speeches, and the career of Paul Manafort. 
Politics
April 28 2016 3:45 PMCan America’s Largest Protestant Denomination Stop Trump?The Southern Baptist Convention takes on the GOP front-runner—and itself.
Jurisprudence
April 28 2016 1:34 PMObama’s Iran-ContraThe president is spending money that Congress has explicitly told him he can’t spend.

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