News and Politics
News and Politics
Trials and Error
March 21 2017 5:50 PMAgree With My Politics or I’ll Take Away Your PowerFlorida Gov. Rick Scott’s dangerous, unlawful decision to reassign a prosecutor because she opposes the death penalty.
Politics
March 21 2017 4:45 PMHate in AmericaAn updating list.
Politics
March 21 2017 2:46 PMI Have a Question. And Another. And Another. And…Why journalists should stop asking President Trump multipart questions.
Jurisprudence
March 21 2017 10:38 AMNeil Gorsuch and the “Frozen Trucker”The judge’s infamous dissent reveals he may not have the temperament to serve on the Supreme Court.
The Angle
March 20 2017 7:52 PMThe Angle: R.I.P. Chuck Berry EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Neil Gorsuch’s past, a rock ’n’ roll giant, and an impossible choice for undocumented immigrants.
Slate Fare
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Jurisprudence
March 20 2017 11:23 AMFixing Gerrymandering Doesn’t Just Make Elections More FairIt also encourages elected officials to adjust how they govern.
Jurisprudence
March 20 2017 9:28 AMDoes the First Amendment Protect Trump’s Travel Ban?A 9th Circuit judge just gave the Supreme Court’s conservatives an excuse to uphold the president’s bigoted executive order.
Cover Story
March 19 2017 8:12 PM“I Wish I’d Never Called the Police”For years, the United States has given a safe path to citizenship for victims of abuse. Under Trump, they may face an impossible choice: silence or deportation.
Politics
March 17 2017 10:28 PM“There Is No Question That Something Happened”How the Trump camp's argument for investigating Obama could be turned against them.
Low Concept
March 17 2017 5:29 PMTrump Tries to Read a BookAn epic quest that echoes through time.
Fascism
March 17 2017 5:05 PMBritain and the U.S.: It Could Have Happened HereIn the fifth episode, our Slate Academy looks at the small, but significant, fascist movements that took root in the U.S. and Britain.
Trials and Error
March 16 2017 6:48 PMDeath by Non-Unanimous JuryIn Florida, nearly 300 people have been sent to death row despite dissenting votes. It’s up to state prosecutors to right that wrong.
Politics
March 16 2017 5:39 PMGutter TrashSebastian Gorka’s ties to a group of Nazi collaborators is a new low for Donald Trump’s administration.
Politics
March 16 2017 5:18 PMOur Brilliant Plan Cannot Fail!Trump and his henchmen keep ruining their Muslim ban by bragging about it like dumb movie villains.
Politics
March 21 2017 4:46 PMTrump Still Hasn’t ClosedHis signature legislative priority—repeal and replace Obamacare—doesn’t yet have the votes.
Politics
March 21 2017 4:33 PMTrump’s Terrifying Comey TweetThe president is using his office as a platform to contest the very nature of truth.
Jurisprudence
March 21 2017 2:19 PMCan Neil Gorsuch Answer a Question?On Day 2 of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, it remains unclear.
Politics
March 21 2017 10:03 AMRepublicans Don’t Want to Find Out What Happened With RussiaThat’s why they spent the Comey hearing defending Trump and Michael Flynn—and attacking the FBI.
Jurisprudence
March 20 2017 7:33 PMHow Dare You Question Our Precious Nominee?Republicans broke every rule to block Merrick Garland. Now, they’re outraged that anyone would challenge Neil Gorsuch.
Fascism
March 20 2017 12:14 PMAmerica’s Brush With FascismThe second KKK shared a disquieting kinship with European fascist movements. Why did it fail to take over American politics?
Open Thread
March 20 2017 10:15 AMRemembering the Linköping BloodbathJoin Slate’s open thread for the week of March 20.
Roads & Kingdoms
March 20 2017 7:43 AMThe Dark State of British RhubarbFarmers growing a regional speciality contemplate a post-Brexit future.
Jurisprudence
March 19 2017 5:55 AMThe Case Against Neil GorsuchThe Supreme Court nominee’s jurisprudence shows he values religious people’s beliefs above all else.
Jurisprudence
March 17 2017 6:35 PMThe DOJ’s Next TargetIn just two months, Trump’s Department of Justice has already made big moves on transgender rights and voter ID laws. Next up: guns.
The Angle
March 17 2017 5:24 PMThe Angle: Movie Villain EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s brags, Gorka’s ties to anti-Semitism, and Match Day.
The Slate Quiz
March 17 2017 5:52 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
March 16 2017 6:26 PMNobody’s HappyConservative and moderate Republicans both hate Trumpcare, and one of them is going to have to budge.
The Angle
March 16 2017 5:28 PMThe Angle: Dead Presidents EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s heartlessly incompetent budget, his white-supremacist hero, and the fast-food chain that attacked him on Twitter.
Interrogation
March 16 2017 2:45 PMDon’t Become the Thing You’re FightingCNN’s Van Jones on the danger of progressives losing their way.

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