News and Politics
News and Politics
The Good Fight
April 18 2017 5:45 AMA Primer on the French ElectionFour candidates, three nightmare scenarios.
Politics
April 17 2017 6:42 PMAndrew Sullivan’s PathologyThe writer’s perpetuation of model-minority and black-deficiency myths is pretty boring at this point.
Jurisprudence
April 17 2017 5:00 PMArkansas Should Not Be Allowed to Execute Prisoners for the Sake of ConvenienceThat their lethal injection supply is about to expire is the state’s problem, not the prisoners’.
War Stories
April 17 2017 4:31 PMYou Go to War With the Army You InheritTrump wants us to think he’s already expanding the military. That makes no sense.
The World
April 17 2017 5:53 AMJustin Trudeau Is Not the Leader of the Free WorldSorry Americans, Canada’s prime minister isn’t really standing up to Trump.
The Angle
April 14 2017 5:28 PMThe Angle: Vicious Jared Kushner EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the ill-advised New York Times public editor, new laws to address the pay gap, and Jared Kushner’s family loyalties.
Fascism
April 14 2017 12:59 PMWhy Former Suffragettes Flocked to British FascismSir Oswald Mosley’s fascist movement appealed to even the most revolutionary of suffragettes.
Politics
April 14 2017 10:38 AMStumbling Toward CoherenceThe president’s recent shifts on trade policy don’t make him an economic genius. But at least he’s flip-flopping in the right direction.
The Slate Quiz
April 14 2017 5:54 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Fascism
April 13 2017 5:28 PMFascism, RebrandedHow the contemporary far right won legitimacy under the guise of liberal-democratic ideals.
War Stories
April 13 2017 4:52 PMReturn of the Madman TheoryTrump’s foreign policy is so erratic and unpredictable, it might just make the world more stable—for a very short time.
This Week in Trump
April 13 2017 11:18 AMThis Week in Trump: Bannon FodderThe president takes military action, and the attorney general cracks down on the border.
Cover Story
April 13 2017 5:45 AMThe Week the World Almost EndedIn 1983, the U.S. simulated a nuclear war with Russia—and narrowly avoided starting a real one. We might not be so lucky next time.
The Angle
April 12 2017 6:04 PMThe Angle: Return of “The Dress” EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the science of “the dress,” no sign of a clear Syria policy, and Trump’s tax reform ignorance.
Politics
April 12 2017 4:10 PMWas Kansas a Fluke?A tight special election in a deep-red district may reveal cracks in the conservative coalition.
Interrogation
April 17 2017 8:10 PMCan the Web Save the World?In her new book, Anne-Marie Slaughter argues networks may be more powerful than nation-states.
The Angle
April 17 2017 5:44 PMThe Angle: Your Canadian Fave is Problematic EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Justin Trudeau hype, the Girls finale, and Trump’s military boasts.
Politics
April 17 2017 4:47 PMMake Donald Trump Furious AgainGeorgia’s special election could be a devastating blow to the president.
Jurisprudence
April 17 2017 7:08 AMNeil Gorsuch’s First Big TestWhich side will he come down on in an important religious liberty case?
Open Thread
April 17 2017 12:01 AMThis Diet of WormsJoin Slate’s open thread for the week of April 17.
Politics
April 14 2017 1:35 PMDear Public Editor: What Are You Doing?How Liz Spayd is squandering the most important watchdog job in journalism.
Fascism
April 14 2017 12:28 PMFascism’s Warning SignsEdwardian Britain harbored many of the preconditions for fascism—including rampant anti-Semitism—before war broke out and united a divided nation.
Politics
April 14 2017 5:56 AMThe Family ManJared Kushner has never failed to choose blood over ideals.
The Angle
April 13 2017 6:21 PMThe Angle: No to the Fearless Girl EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the colorful pasts of three anti-LGBTQ North Carolina legislators, Ivanka Trump’s complicity, and the reasons Wall Street’s Fearless Girl should go.
Politics
April 13 2017 5:13 PMTrump’s New Health Care Plan Can Only BackfireHe’s threatening to blow up Obamacare to force Democrats to the table. That’s not how it will work.
Trials and Error
April 13 2017 12:43 PM“I’ve Read The New Jim Crow … ”How to tell if a prosecutor is only pretending to be a criminal justice reformer.
Politics
April 13 2017 10:44 AMDial CongressIntroducing a Chrome extension that turns every article you read into a congressional call to action.
Politics
April 12 2017 6:56 PMJared and Ivanka Are Not Good People. They Are Enablers.Also, there is no evidence that suggests they have ever actually done anything positive for the country.
Politics
April 12 2017 5:41 PMDemocrats Didn’t Tank Kansas’ 4th DistrictBut the race demonstrated that the party’s central rift is not going anywhere.
Schooled
April 12 2017 1:13 PMCamelot Education Still Has Explaining to DoStudents and teachers have accused the alternative schools company of abuse—and now a Georgia school district is reconsidering a $6.4 million Camelot contract.

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