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  • Amicus: Revenge of the Octogenarians

    25 October 2014, 4:57 pm by: Dahlia Lithwick

    Listen to Episode 3 of Slate’s Amicus:
  • The Strongest Organism on Earth

    25 October 2014, 3:51 pm by: Rachel Stewart

    ­What’s the strongest living thing on Earth by size? Researchers learned in 2008 that it’s not an ant but the bacterium of a sexually transmitted infection. Bonus: They filmed its herculean activities on a microscopic scale.
  • Trust No One

    25 October 2014, 7:17 am by: Cathy O'Neil

    Listen to Episode No. 24 of Slate Money:
  • “One Has a Moral Responsibility to Disobey Unjust Laws”

    25 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Elon Green

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  • Bad Habits

    24 October 2014, 8:39 pm by: John Dickerson

    WINGATE, North Carolina—For a short time, there was a feeling, shared by Republicans and Democrats, that Medicare and Social Security were losing their power as third rails in American politics. In the final weeks of the 2014 midterm campaigns, it seems…
  • High Times Rolls On

    24 October 2014, 7:09 pm by: Mike Pesca

    Listen to Episode 122 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Vote for Bruce Something-or-Other

    24 October 2014, 7:04 pm by: Josh Voorhees

    “I am beyond thrilled,” Michelle Obama told a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this month, “to be here today to support your next senator from Iowa, our friend Bruce Bailey.” The problem: The man she was stumping for is named Bruce Braley. The first…
  • The Courts’ Baffling New Math

    24 October 2014, 6:20 pm by: Dahlia Lithwick

    The Supreme Court of the John Roberts era gets one thing very right: It’s one of the most free-speech-protective courts in modern history. There is no purveyor of semi-pornographic crush videos, no maker of rape-aspiring violent video games, no homophobic…
  • Lead Poisoning, Toxic Weed Killer, and Other Things That Will Make You Sick

    24 October 2014, 4:11 pm by: Terry Parris Jr.

    Here are this week’s top must-read stories from #MuckReads, ProPublica’s ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. Anyone can contribute by tweeting a link to a story and with the hashtag #MuckReads or by sending an email…
  • The Devil Behind the Dumpster

    24 October 2014, 3:31 pm by: Bilge Ebiri

    This article originally appeared in Vulture.

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