News and Politics
News and Politics
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. 9 2016 6:46 PMHillary Clinton’s Troubling Soft Spot for Henry KissingerShe is wise to welcome disaffected Republicans to her camp. But Kissinger is a bridge too far.
Politics
Aug. 9 2016 2:55 PMPaul Ryan’s Challenger Is About to Lose BigIf only Republican voters were as picky about their presidential nominees.
The Angle
Aug. 8 2016 6:06 PMThe Angle: Fierce Five Redux EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Republican women for Hillary Clinton, Brazil’s woes, and sexism in Olympics coverage.
Politics
Aug. 8 2016 4:34 PMWhy Some Republican Women Are Voting for Hillary ClintonThey hate Donald Trump’s misogyny. They like that the left can’t stand her. And maybe a few have warmed up to Hillary Clinton herself.
Politics
Aug. 8 2016 3:16 PMHow Trump’s “Toughness” Makes Him a Sucker for PutinHis bluster and his businessman’s approach to diplomacy have made him a tool of Russian interests.
Politics
Aug. 8 2016 3:06 PMDonald Trump Offers Stimulus for America’s Hardest WorkersThe advisers trying to make him appear human.
Interrogation
Aug. 8 2016 10:08 AMThe Forever War and the Ever-Expanding MilitaryIs the Pentagon too powerful for its own—and our—good?
Cover Story
Aug. 7 2016 6:00 PMCan Brazil Be Saved?Colossal corruption. Political chaos. The worst recession in its history. The Olympics won’t rescue the once-booming nation. But all is not lost.
Politics
Aug. 5 2016 4:57 PMDonald Trump’s Electoral Map Is ShrinkingYou can count his paths to victory on two very short fingers.
The Slate Quiz
Aug. 5 2016 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
Aug. 4 2016 6:53 PMDonald Trump Is Liberating the GOP From Its Most Deeply Held BeliefsHe’s against the Iraq war. He’s for big government spending. He’s anti–Wall Street.
Politics
Aug. 4 2016 5:28 PMWhy Is Donald Trump So Obsessed With Ratings?The Apprentice theory of the Trump candidacy.
Interrogation
Aug. 3 2016 6:02 PMDonald Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear TriggerA former nuclear missile officer—and adviser to Republicans—on why the prospect terrifies him.
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.
The Angle
Aug. 9 2016 5:46 PMThe Angle: Seuss Alternatives EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on a long-dead attack dog, topless gymnasts, and the right Dr. Seuss to give your graduate.
History
Aug. 9 2016 5:45 AMThe Original Attack DogJames Callender spread scurrilous stories about Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. Then he turned on Thomas Jefferson, too.
Politics
Aug. 8 2016 5:09 PMWhat Evan McMullin’s Ridiculous Candidacy Says About the Anti-Trump MovementEither anti-Trump Republicans don’t understand the pressures from their party’s base or they’re happy to help Hillary.
Interrogation
Aug. 8 2016 4:00 PMWhat Does the Japanese Emperor Do?And will Japan let him stop doing it?
Politics
Aug. 8 2016 3:15 PMAre GOP Leaders Ever Going to Dump Trump?If top Republicans break with Trump, it will be purely to save their own skin.
War Stories
Aug. 8 2016 1:02 PMThe Scariest Nominee of Our TimeDonald Trump is disruptive, self-destructive, and careless.
Roads & Kingdoms
Aug. 8 2016 8:15 AMDonald Trump Doesn’t Have to Win to Ruin Our Foreign PolicyWith his nefarious ties to Moscow, the GOP nominee has killed any chance of a reasonable debate about Russia.
The Angle
Aug. 5 2016 5:55 PMThe Angle: Don’t Trust the Bounce EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Hillary’s press conference, the case for a permanent Olympics site, and polling bounces.
Politics
Aug. 5 2016 3:38 PMTrump’s Up 3! Clinton’s Up 9!Why you shouldn’t be fooled by polling bounces.
Politics
Aug. 4 2016 7:33 PMI’m Too Sexy for Your Standard H-1B Temporary Work VisaWhy do fashion models like Melania Trump get their own category of work visa? 
The Angle
Aug. 4 2016 6:02 PMThe Angle: Fingers on the Trigger EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the flawed, wonderful Olympics, Seinfeld after 9/11, and Trump and nuclear weapons.
Politics
Aug. 4 2016 5:45 AMWhy Mormons Don’t Like TrumpA history of persecution—and a demographically diverse present—has led the church away from Trump. Could Utah go to Clinton?
The Angle
Aug. 3 2016 5:58 PMThe Angle: Trump’s Wild 24 HoursSlate’s daily newsletter on Roger Stone’s roots, the legacy of William Bratton, and whether Trump would ever drop out of the race.

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