Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Actually, Paul Ryan, the President’s Words Do Matter

Trump’s defenders say his lying tweets aren’t to be taken literally. They are sending us down a terrible road.

Paul Ryan Is Talking About Privatizing Medicare. Has He Lost His Marbles?

GOP Leaders Will Excuse Trump’s Worst Behavior As Long As He Signs Their Legislation

The Long, Silly History of the War on Christmas

The Two Best TV Shows for Escaping Postelection Dread

The Good Fight

I Still Want to Be a U.S. Citizen

The rise of Donald Trump is terrifying. But America remains the world’s best hope for the ideal of a liberal democracy.

Don’t Expect Charities to Come to the Rescue When Republicans Shred the Government Safety Net

A Utah Republican Is Doing More to Challenge Trump Than 99 Percent of Democrats

Most Recent See All
In Case You Missed It
Cover Story
The Stunt Presidency Donald Trump plans to replace governing with gimmickry. It’s already working.
War Stories
Mad Dog or Warrior Monk? Trump’s pick for secretary of defense is a relief but not entirely good news.
Politics Trump Is Making Crass Showmanship the New Political Norm
Books The Real Secret of Megyn Kelly’s Success
The Rust Belt Revolt Is a Myth Donald Trump didn’t flip working-class white voters in places like Michigan and Ohio.
  • Hang Up And Listen Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Baseball Superstar Shohei Otani
  • Working How Does an Imam Work?
  • The Gist How Might Health Care Change Under Trump?
  • Live at Politics & Prose Laura Jane Grace Discusses Her New Memoir, Tranny