A Conversation With Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

The Cabinet member talks new sick pay initiatives, executive action, and the end of an administration with Jordan Weissmann.

Sept. 29 2016 9:00 AMThe President Would Like You to Take a Sick DayBarack Obama answers Slate’s questions about his administration’s new rule extending paid sick leave to nearly 600,000 workers.
Sept. 28 2016 6:25 PMWhat Is the Trump Foundation?It’s supposed to be a charity. It looks a lot more like a personal piggy bank.
Sept. 27 2016 3:32 PMThe Netflix Tax Is Coming. Great Idea!
Sept. 27 2016 1:00 AMTrump Destroyed Clinton on the Economy. Here’s What She Should Say Next Time.
Sept. 26 2016 8:44 PMThe Trump Campaign Tried to Make a Serious Economic Argument. It Is a Very, Very Stupid Rabbit Hole.
Sept. 26 2016 3:48 PMThe Obama Administration Is Finally Targeting the NIMBY Nonsense That’s Made Cities Unaffordable
Sept. 22 2016 12:53 PMThese Graphs Explain Why California’s Property-Tax Regime Is the Worst
Sept. 21 2016 7:06 PMMylan’s CEO Says Her Company Only Makes $100 Off of Each Epipen Pack, as if That Fixes Anything
Sept. 20 2016 1:20 PMElizabeth Warren to Wells Fargo’s CEO: “You Should Give Back the Money That You Took”
Sept. 20 2016 5:45 AM13 Questions the Senate Needs to Ask Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf
Sept. 19 2016 12:32 PMTrump’s Tax Cuts—and Child Care Plan—Would Be Utterly Worthless for the Middle Class
Sept. 15 2016 4:22 PMDonald Trump Wants You to Think He’s a Populist. But His Economic Plan Is Built for the Rich.
Sept. 15 2016 1:10 PMHow Big Data Transformed Applying to CollegeIt’s made it tougher, crueler, and ever more expensive.
Sept. 14 2016 4:44 PMFord Is Moving Some U.S. Production to Mexico, and Donald Trump Is Going to Have a Field Day
Sept. 13 2016 5:03 PMMedical Expenses Still Drive an Outrageous Number of Americans Into Poverty
Sept. 29 2016 8:00 AMWhy Is New York City Moving Its Major Transit Hubs Away From the Subway?
Sept. 28 2016 6:22 PMHarvard’s Student Paper Is Outraged—Outraged!—by the School’s Paltry Endowment Returns
Sept. 27 2016 1:00 PMThe Cost of Pet Health Care Could Be Rising Faster Than the Cost of Human Health Care
Sept. 26 2016 10:25 PMIt Sure Sounds Like Donald Trump Just Admitted He Doesn’t Pay Taxes
Sept. 26 2016 5:20 PMWhy No One Should Buy Twitter. Especially Not Disney.
Sept. 22 2016 1:32 PMHillary Clinton Just Declared War on the Rich Kids of Instagram
Sept. 22 2016 8:00 AMWhy Uber Drivers in the Bay Area Suddenly Won’t Enter San Francisco
Sept. 20 2016 1:55 PMMore Than 99 Percent of Paul Ryan’s Tax Cuts Would Go to the Top 1 Percent
Sept. 20 2016 12:24 PMHow Does Amazon Nickel-and-Dime Its Customers? This Socket Wrench Set Reveals All.
Sept. 19 2016 7:18 PMScavengers Helped Stop Bombs From Exploding in New York and New Jersey. That’s How Cities Should Work.
Sept. 16 2016 6:07 PMThe Insane Mystery Hanging Over Donald Trump’s Tax Plan
Sept. 15 2016 1:51 PMDozens of Cargo Ships (and a British Performance Artist) Are Still Stuck at Sea
Sept. 14 2016 5:51 PMWill the Feds Go After Wells Fargo’s Executives?
Sept. 14 2016 12:59 PMRaise a Glass to the Return of the Bar Car, America’s Much-Needed Antidote to the Quiet Car
Sept. 13 2016 4:23 PMParis Is Turning Its Central Highway Into a Park. American Cities Need to Pay Attention.