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Last Night in Arkansas

0SHARESShare Holladay had never seen someone die before Jones’ execution. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Thinkstock. Just before his execution in Arkansas on April 24, Jack Jones ate a final meal of fried chicken, potato logs with tarter sauce, beef jerky bites, three candy bars, a chocolate milkshake, and fruit punch—or at least that’s what was reported in the ...

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My First Big Boy Trip

Natalie Matthews-Ramo I’m getting ready for my big foreign trip. I will be strongly protecting American interests—that’s what I like to do ! Advertisement The airplane ride is hours and hours. I get lots of screen time! No one wants to give me my phone, but I shout and shout until they say OK. On the plane, the pilot pins ...

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What Pence Believes

John R. Gregg, an Indiana Democrat who ran against Mike Pence for governor twice. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Mark Wilson/Getty Images and Still from Gregg for Governor. Before Mike Pence accepted Donald Trump’s invitation to run as his vice president, the Indiana governor was locked in a tight re-election campaign. The Democratic candidate, John R. Gregg, also ran ...

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The Left’s New Darling Is Philadelphia’s Next District Attorney

Larry Krasner, the Democratic nominee for Philadelphia district attorney. Lawrence Krasner for District Attorney On Tuesday, Philadelphia Democrats picked criminal defense lawyer Larry Krasner as their nominee to run the city’s district attorney’s office. A progressive firebrand who has defended Black Lives Matter protesters and Occupy Wall Street activists pro bono, Krasner has gone to court more times to sue ...

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The Sheriff of Trump’s America

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke talks with Donald Trump at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center on Aug. 16. Eric Thayer/Reuters From 2008 to 2013 , 10 people died in the jail run by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. In 2016, over a six-month period, four people died in his jail, including a newborn baby. One inmate, Terrill Thomas , died ...

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House Republicans May Have to Vote on Trumpcare Again

House Speaker Paul Ryan on May 10 in New Albany, Ohio. Ryan said last-minute changes to the American Health Care Act were narrow and insignificant. Ty Wright/Getty Images As the House was voting on the American Health Care Act on May 4, some Democratic members shouted “WHERE’S THE SCORE?” at their colleagues across the aisle. They were voting on a ...

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The Angle: Time Warp Edition

Even Neil deGrasse Tyson would have a hard time explaining how time bends in TrumpWorld. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images Save us: Philadelphia Democrats have nominated a real crusader, Larry Krasner, for district attorney. But how much good can Krasner, “a progressive firebrand,” really do once in office? Jim Saksa is dubious . Rebecca Onion Please don’t: Thursday’s rumors that former Sen. ...

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Trump’s Insane Theory About Exercise

President Trump doesn’t believe in exercise, according to various reports, because he thinks people are born with a finite store of energy. In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of the Political Gabfest, hosts Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Jacob Weisberg tackle Trump’s theory and extol the joys and benefits of exercise. If Trump exercised, would he maybe ...

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The Only Way Trump Gets Impeached

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump sits down for a lunch with Republican House and Senate leadership, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (right) in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 1. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images In the past few weeks, the impeachment of Donald Trump has moved from the realm of liberal fantasy ...

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