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AP: Hundreds of officers lose licenses over sex misconduct

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Flashing lights pierced the black of night, and the big white letters made clear it was the police. The woman pulled over was a daycare worker in her 50s headed home after playing dominoes with friends. She felt she had nothing to hide, so when the Oklahoma City officer accused …

Has Child Protective Services Gone Too Far?

On July 29, 2013, a Latina mother in Illinois named Natasha Felix sent her three sons, ages 11, 9, and 5, out to play with a visiting cousin, a young …

Sociology

The Republican suicide ballad: The party that can’t govern, and the country that hates its guts

<b>(AP/Reuters/Steven Senne/J. Scott Applewhite/Joshua Roberts/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The zombie party that cheated its way to power faces chaos, ruin and universal loathing. Now comes the bad part<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>It is time once again to ponder the question of whether the …

Republicans

GOP’s case against Planned Parenthood collapses: Jason Chaffetz admits he uncovered no wrongdoing

“Was there any wrongdoing? I didn’t find any,” the would-be House Speaker admitted<p>As if truth-telling worked out so well for his colleague Kevin McCarthy, Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz has just admitted that the GOP's investigation into Planned Parenthood's misuse of federal funds turned …

Planned Parenthood

Jorge Ramos tells Bill O’Reilly not to lecture him on journalism

Since getting kicked out of Donald Trump’s press conference and told to “Get out of my country” by a Trump supporter last week, Fusion and Univision …

Immigration

In Miami — and en Español — Jeb Bush punches back at Donald Trump's 'blah blah blah'

MIAMI — Jeb Bush promised to campaign for president "joyfully."<p>Alas, candidates don't always get to run the races they expected.<p>His early poll …

Government

Kim Davis's denial of same-sex marriage licenses is not what Jesus would do

The resistance of Kim Davis, the country clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, to the law of the land would be funny if it weren’t sincere. After bucking various court decisions in recent months, Ms Davis has yet again declined to administer marriage licenses to couples of the same sex. When asked by …

LGBTQI

No, the anti-choice movement doesn't care about sexism, racism or ableism

This anti-discrimination rhetoric is just the latest stop in the anti-choice movement’s evolution towards a more mainstream-friendly image<p>A strange thing has been happening to the anti-choice movement. Suddenly activists and legislators that oppose abortion care about sexism, racism and ableism. …

Feminism

Rand Paul: It’s ‘American’ To Be Rude Law-Breaker, As Long As You’re White

Were we not, just the other day, rolling our eyes at Sen. Rand Paul for explaining that Black Lives Matters is Taking A Stand all wrong, because <i>those</i> …

Rand Paul

Katrina and other disasters: They almost always make the poor poorer and the rich richer

Adolph Hitler visited Paris just once, in June 1940, in an entourage that included his architect, Albert Speer, and Arno Becker, the official state …

Pregnancy is painful, difficult, and dangerous. No one should be forced into it.

Give GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee some credit: He is willing to own the consequences of his policy positions, even when those consequences include forcibly subjecting a child and rape victim to severe pain, months-long physical debilitation, and catastrophic medical and psychological …

How the Bush family aided Planned Parenthood's rise.

Planned Parenthood

Read Ricky Martin's Blistering Op-Ed About Donald Trump

Latin superstar Ricky Martin has put Donald Trump on blast. But rather than sticking to 140 characters, Martin went above and beyond by writing an …

Donald Trump

Rand Paul Suggests Black Lives Matter Focus On Other Lives Instead

Noted race expert Rand Paul chatted with fellow race expert Sean Hannity the other night, and the senator from Kentucky had some terrific advice for …

Rand Paul

Abortion foes find new ways to get details about patients, doctors

A few years back, Jonathan Bloedow filed a series of requests under Washington state’s Public Records Act asking for details on pregnancies terminated at abortion clinics around the state.<p>For every abortion, he wanted information about the woman’s age and race, where she lived, how long she had …

Planned Parenthood

Hispanics really, really hate Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Abortion Is Not Like Slavery, So Stop Comparing the Two

Anti-choice comparisons between slavery and abortion are nothing new. It is a canard so common that whenever I see it, my eye starts to twitch, …

How enslaved women’s sexual health was contested in the antebellum south.

<i>This article supplements Episode 7 of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. Please join Slate’s Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca</i> …

Black History

The unauthorized history of the GOP's 30-year war on Planned Parenthood

Today's onslaught is part of a broader, three-decade-old campaign by anti-abortion lawmakers to jeopardize family planning dollars.Left: <a …

Planned Parenthood

The Banality of History

In June, a map surfaced on the Internet, displaying the address of every refugee center and asylum shelter in Germany under the title “No Refugee …

Asylum Seekers

9 Butt Moves That Beat Squats

Because they're not the only way to get a better butt.<p>Everyone knows that basic squats can make your booty B-U-R-N. The problem: No matter how many reps you crank out, this move will only work your glutes from one angle. To achieve the best possible results in the least amount of time, you're …

Workouts

Why Is Obama Silent on the Dominican Deportation Crisis?

Despite the unfolding humanitarian disaster, Washington remains unwilling to challenge its ally and trading partner.<p>The horror of statelessness, …

The most successful slave rebellion in history created an independent Haiti and secured the Louisiana Purchase and the expansion of North American Slavery.

<i>This article supplements Episode 5 of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. Please join Slate’s Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca</i> …

Why We're Losing the Planned Parenthood Debate, and How We Can Win

Two activists say pro-choice leaders are missing their chance to redefine the conversation on abortion<p>On Monday, a procedural vote on a bill to …

Feminism

We the Police: The relationship between Tempe and its protectors

Despite an increase in programs designed to connect the police to the public, community members remain wary of the police presence. (Photo by Ben …

Ben Carson's perplexing stance on abortion

The retired neurosurgeon says he’s pro-life. His record (and comments) don’t back that up.<p>Ben Carson’s presidential campaign is surging on a wave of support from socially conservative voters inspired by his passionate talk about faith and his attacks on Planned Parenthood. But while Carson insists …

Data Protection

Racial gap in U.S. arrest rates: 'Staggering disparity'

When it comes to racially lopsided arrests, the most remarkable thing about Ferguson, Mo., might be just how ordinary it is.<p>Police in Ferguson — which erupted into days of racially charged unrest after a white officer killed an unarmed black teen — arrest black people at a rate nearly three times …

Here's some great news for those who want the stock market to crash ...

Margin debt (red in the chart above) hit a new high in April.<p>Even after adjusting for inflation, margin debt is now higher than it was at the peak of the great bull market in 2000 and the echo bull market in 2007.<p>What is "margin debt"?<p>It's the amount of money stock investors have collectively …