The Angle: I Can’t Possibly Accept This EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Democrats’ message, the Grammys’ race problem, and why secondhand smoke was overhyped.
Roads & Kingdoms
The Friendliest BorderAfter centuries of East vs. West argument, Russia chooses both.
Why Trump Has Declared War on the JudiciaryHe’s making things awkward for his SCOTUS nominee and hurting his chances in court. What’s his endgame?
Trump’s China Cave-in Sends a Terrible Message The president learns that global politics are harder than a business deal.
See You in Court … MaybeThe Department of Justice has four options to salvage Trump’s immigration ban. Only one makes sense.
The Cabinet Nominee All Republicans Should RejectGOP senators should take a stand against Trump’s pick for labor secretary, Andy Puzder.
Thank the “Deep State” for Quashing Trump’s Torture PlansLongtime professionals in the Defense Department and CIA know torture doesn’t work, and they pushed back.
“Trump Land”It started as a joke, and then it turned into a theme park, and then it became something worse.
It’s Bad Enough Trump Has No Foreign PolicyIt’s worse that he has appointed no one to help his Cabinet secretaries clean up after him.
“We Should Stand on the Right Side of the Law and the Right Side of History”Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring explains why his state joined the legal fight against Trump’s executive order.
Forging a Dictatorship in SpainHow Franco tailored fascism to his country by stealing from every major political movement.
This Week in Trump
This Week in Trump: Foreign Policy Fiascos and Court ChallengesSpurned allies, uncooperative judges, and conflicts of interest.
Tough on CrimeSome of the country’s top cops are trying to convince Donald Trump that he’s wrong on criminal justice.
The Democrats Are Leading From BehindWhile the party tries to craft its message, the resistance to Donald Trump is unfolding in town halls and in the streets. Will the Democrats learn to follow?
The Angle: All the Charisma of a Butt Plug EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s Sabbath tweets, conspiracy theory theory, and a torturous filmic sequel.
Conspiracy Theory TheoryWhy are so many people convinced that Donald Trump has a master plan?
Sabbath’s TweeterA scientific examination of the garbage Trump posts on Jared and Ivanka’s day of rest.
Solitary Confinement Is a Great American ShameA new court ruling takes important steps to rein in inhumane incarceration. Will the Supreme Court be next?
Too Close for ComfortHow much do the early days of the Trump administration look like the Third Reich? Historian Richard Evans weighs in.
The Angle: Coalition-Building EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Kellyanne Conway’s lawbreaking, stay-at-home parents, and the best film score of the year.
A New Agenda for Social ConservativesIt’s time to drop the fight against same-sex marriage and take up the cause of stay-at-home parents.
This So-Called Supreme Court NomineePredicting Donald Trump’s tweets in response to Neil Gorsuch’s insubordination.