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Stolen Valor

President Donald Trump speaks at the CIA headquarters on Jan. 21 in Langley, Virginia. Olivier Doulier/Pool/Getty Images If you stuck with President Donald Trump to the end of his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, you would have been treated to a patriotic display that much of the media felt was guaranteed to warm your heart. For ...

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I’ll Be Watching You

As a member of Slate Plus, you’re reading this Slate story before anyone else can! This story is exclusive to Slate Plus members until Thursday morning. Mallory Ortberg Sam Breach Get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week by signing up in the box below. Please send your questions for publication to prudence@slate.com. (Questions may be edited.) Got a ...

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Unpresidential Address

President George W. Bush in 2007 and President Donald J. Trump in 2017 addressing Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images and Jim LoScalzoAFP/Getty Images President Trump won praise for his speech to Congress on Tuesday night. “Trump Offers Up a More Hopeful Vision,” said the New York Times. “Surprisingly presidential,” said the Washington Post . CNN’s ...

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Slate’s Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 1, 2017 The Slate Group LLC (“Slate,” “we,” or “us”) is committed to bringing you information tailored to your individual needs This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and disclose information through the websites, mobile applications, and other online services and products that link to or post this Privacy Policy, and when you access our podcasts ...

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Is Same-Sex Marriage Safe?

Protesters outside the Texas Supreme Court in Austin on Wednesday. Mark Joseph Stern AUSTIN, Texas—Debating the constitutionality of government discrimination against same-sex couples today has a charmingly retro feel. The United States Supreme Court issued Obergefell v. Hodges more than a year and a half ago, requiring states to license same-sex marriages and treat them equally to opposite-sex marriages. And ...

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Roxane Gay and Viet Thanh Nguyen on Race, Gender, and Writing in 2017

Listen to Episode No. 137 of Live at Politics & Prose: On this episode of Live at Politics & Prose, Roxane Gay and Viet Thanh Nguyen talk about their new books,Difficult Women andThe Refugees . Live at Politics & Prose will appear every Friday in the Slate Daily Podcast and its own feed. Production by Michael A. Kowaleski.

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First, They Came for the Sex Offenders …

Illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Icon by Thinkstock. On April 27, 2010, Lester Gerard Packingham Jr. posted a Facebook status: “Man God is Good! How about I got so much favor they dismiss the ticket before court even started. No fine, No court costs, no nothing spent. . . . Praise be to GOD, WOW! Thanks JESUS!” Advertisement This post appears ...

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Loud Places

<!– Loud Places shows the businesses that have taken over former music venues (VIDEO). The businesses that took over historic rock venues. By Madeline Raynor After iconic rock venues The Rose Bonbon, The Hammersmith Palais, and The Quartier Latin shuttered, they became a restaurant, a gym, and a vaudeville theater, respectively. The short documentary “Loud Places ,” above, from Mathy ...

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The Culture Gabfest “Crab Dystopia” Edition

Illustration by Robert Neubecker. Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 441 with Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner with the audio player below. Advertisement And join the lively conversation on the Culturefest Facebook page. Go to slate.com/cultureplus to learn more about Slate Plus and join today. This week on Slate Plus, Stephen, Dana, and Julia spoil Get Out with Aisha ...

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Why Are India, Luxembourg, and Other Countries Getting Into the Space Race?

U.S. astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti after their spacesuits were tested at the Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station late on Nov. 23, 2014. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images I read that India recently made news by launching 104 satellites from a single rocket . I’d always thought of the ...

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