News and Politics
News and Politics
Jurisprudence
Aug. 22 2016 6:05 PMHelp Him Help YouThe best way for at-risk Republican senators to distance themselves from Donald Trump is to call for hearings for Merrick Garland.
Cover Story
Aug. 21 2016 8:00 PMHow the Democrats Are Failing ObamacareTheir signature legislative achievement needs a fix. It’s time for them to stop pretending everything’s fine.
The Slate Quiz
Aug. 19 2016 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The Angle
Aug. 17 2016 5:41 PMThe Angle: Mythical Pivot EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the resets that weren’t, the sport that could, and the dorm rooms that shouldn’t.
The Angle
Aug. 16 2016 6:28 PMThe Angle: Racism Is Solved EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on why we can’t just forgive all student debt, the runner who dove for gold, and Amazon’s new show I Love Dick.
Interrogation
Aug. 16 2016 12:11 PMCan Islam and Liberalism Coexist?Why Islam resists secularization, and how that continues to shape the politics of the Middle East.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 15 2016 6:16 PMNo Justice for Sylville SmithHow the Supreme Court has failed victims of police brutality.
Politics
Aug. 15 2016 5:21 PMDonald Trump Doesn’t Have Foreign Policy Ideas. He Has Moods.What he said in his major speech on Monday mattered less than how he said it.
Cover Story
Aug. 14 2016 8:00 PMThe Week Democracy DiedDark days this summer showed how government by the people—beset by illiberal populists on one side and undemocratic elites on the other—is poised for extinction.
The Angle
Aug. 12 2016 5:49 PMThe Angle: Bad Singer EditionSlate's daily newsletter on the legacy of the Karolyis, conspiracy theories about Hillary's health, and Florence Foster Jenkins.
Politics
Aug. 12 2016 3:06 PMThe Real Meaning of All Those Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories About Hillary’s HealthThe lunatic right is desperate for a deus ex machina.
The Slate Quiz
Aug. 12 2016 5:15 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The Angle
Aug. 11 2016 4:19 PMThe Angle: Co-founders EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on great gymnasts, unexpected bills, and Trump’s predebate theatrics.
Politics
Aug. 10 2016 4:23 PMWhy Trump Is Moaning About the DebatesSo he has an excuse if he loses.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 10 2016 2:38 PM“Second Amendment People” SolutionsTrump’s Clinton “joke” was no coincidence. The GOP espouses a right to bear arms whose logical conclusion is political assassination.
Politics
Aug. 22 2016 5:17 PMTrump’s Outreach to Black Voters Isn’t About Black VotersHe’s making a pitch to college-educated white people.
The Angle
Aug. 19 2016 5:50 PMThe Angle: Offensive Stagnation EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on dark mages and dork Olympians.
The Angle
Aug. 18 2016 5:29 PMThe Angle: USA Slay All Day EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on chicken welfare, the privilege of #firstsevenjobs, and Leslie Jones at the Olympics.
Interrogation
Aug. 17 2016 1:08 PMHas Donald Trump Ruined Journalism?Matt Taibbi says most political media is shilling for one side or the other.
Crime
Aug. 16 2016 2:09 PMHow Bad Prosecutors Cause Bad PolicingProsecuting abusive cops is the least that district attorneys can do.
Cover Story
Aug. 16 2016 11:14 AM183 Things Donald Trump Has Said and Done That Make Him Unfit to Be PresidentHow many times has Donald Trump disqualified himself from holding the most powerful job in the world? You be the judge.
The Angle
Aug. 15 2016 5:54 PMThe Angle: The Downfall of Both Democracy and Balance-Beam Mounts EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the end of government by the people, the lost golden era of balance-beam derring-do, Sausage Party’s messed-up food politics, and more.
Roads & Kingdoms
Aug. 15 2016 11:17 AMCan Modernization Save a Beloved Malaysian Tradition?The art of wayang kulit—puppet theater—is threatened by Islamist politics.
Explainer
Aug. 13 2016 6:54 PMWhy Puerto Rico Has Its Own TeamIt’s a U.S. commonwealth!
Doublex
Aug. 12 2016 3:50 PMWith Her ApprovalHillary Clinton’s new podcast, With Her, is charming and gutless propaganda.
Politics
Aug. 12 2016 12:42 PMThe Pot Industry Is Taking Over Pro-Pot EffortsThe fledgling pot industry is putting more money into pot ballot initiatives
Politics
Aug. 11 2016 5:23 PMWho Cares Who Sits Behind Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?“Optics”: the flimsiest basis for a media-driven scandal.
Politics
Aug. 10 2016 5:59 PMWhy Georgia Is Turning PurpleChanging demographics have helped put the state within Clinton’s reach. Now she needs to get those new Georgians to the polls.
The Angle
Aug. 10 2016 3:58 PMThe Angle: Dubious Cupping EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on “Second Amendment people,” Clinton and Kissinger, and Michael Phelps’ favorite placebo.
Politics
Aug. 10 2016 12:02 AMTrump’s “Second Amendment People” Joke Was Targeting Gun Owners, TooThe line wasn’t just a veiled threat at Hillary. It was a glimpse of Trump’s true feelings about his supporters.

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