News and Politics
News and Politics
Jurisprudence
Sept. 8 2016 6:16 PMWhy Donald Trump and Pam Bondi Probably Won’t Face a Corruption InvestigationThe Supreme Court’s McDonnell decision seems to have put a chill on prosecutors.
Politics
Sept. 8 2016 5:10 PMOn the One Hand, the Media’s Coverage of the Trump–Clinton Forum Was a DisasterOn the other—no, never mind, it sucked.
Politics
Sept. 8 2016 8:55 AMNBC’s Commander in Chief Forum Was an Authoritarian FarceA case study in how not to handle Trump—and in how Trump, as president, would handle us.
The Angle
Sept. 7 2016 6:18 PMThe Angle: From the Gulf to Iraq EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on cutesy feminism, traditional medicines, and the Iraq war and Katrina.
Politics
Sept. 7 2016 5:15 AMDesert, StormThe Bush administration thought an elective war would make America safer. Then Katrina hit. The untold story of the Iraq war’s toll on New Orleans.
Politics
Sept. 6 2016 6:05 PMTrump–Clinton 101A surprising educational split among white voters is the defining characteristic of this election.
History
Sept. 2 2016 3:57 PMHow Do Descendants of Slaves Find Their Ancestors?Georgetown’s decision highlights the difficulties black Americans face in tracing their lineages.
History
Sept. 2 2016 12:41 PMWhat White Catholics Owe Black AmericansWe were among the greatest beneficiaries of the American dream. It’s time to acknowledge that our dream was built on profits plundered from black women, men, and children.
Cover Story
Sept. 2 2016 11:37 AM191 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.
Politics
Sept. 1 2016 6:34 PMHow Trump Made a Fool out of MexicoPresident Enrique Peña Nieto committed an historic error.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 1 2016 5:39 PMNo Justice, No PeachThe winners of our Merrick Garland ice cream flavor contest.
Politics
Sept. 1 2016 4:50 PMWhat Could Democrats Get in Return for President Trump’s Dumb Wall?A thought experiment.
Politics
Sept. 1 2016 2:53 PMDonald Trump Left His Bluster on This Side of the BorderDemure in Mexico, Trump returned to his message on U.S. soil: deportation now, deportation tomorrow, deportation forever.
Crime
Sept. 1 2016 10:00 AMThe Blurred Blue LineWhen police officers take off-duty jobs, do they work for the people, or are they guns for hire?
The Angle
Aug. 31 2016 6:05 PMThe Angle: In-Flight Danger EditionSlates daily newsletter on facts and politics in 2016, the unlikely success of Bad Moms, and sexual assault on airplanes.
The Angle
Sept. 8 2016 5:52 PMThe Angle: Actor-Botanist EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on arts-shaming, NBC’s terrible Commander-in-Chief Forum, and the miracle of the AirPod.
Politics
Sept. 8 2016 1:30 PMThe Proud Ignorance of Donald TrumpAt NBC News’ Commander-in-Chief Forum, the Republican nominee showed his contempt for the presidency and his supporters.
War Stories
Sept. 7 2016 11:46 PMWell, That Was a Waste of TimeTrump told lies while Clinton delivered a mixed performance at the military forum.
Politics
Sept. 7 2016 6:03 PMThe Looming Budget Showdown Has Exposed the GOP’s Essential TrumpishnessFreedom Caucus Republicans want to tie the refugee-punching American SAFE Act to a short-term funding package.
The Angle
Sept. 6 2016 6:06 PMThe Angle: Yo Yo Yo EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the legacy of Phyllis Schlafly, the science of trigger warnings, and a Hamilton quiz.
The Angle
Sept. 2 2016 5:44 PMThe Angle: Dankyougene EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on how Trump embarrassed Mexico, Zika in Africa, and a really bad cartoon.
Politics
Sept. 2 2016 1:43 PMWhat Trump’s Black Church Appearance Is Really AboutA leaked script reveals his intended audience: white Republicans.
War Stories
Sept. 2 2016 12:40 PMTurkey’s Incursion Into Syria Is the Last Thing We NeededThe civil war is already an intractable mess, and there are no easy ways out.
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 2 2016 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The Angle
Sept. 1 2016 6:06 PMThe Angle: Wall-Building EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s immigration speech, workplace wellness programs, and a special Times crossword.
Politics
Sept. 1 2016 5:15 PMHow Trump Sucks Up to MinoritiesBy scaring them about other minorities.
Interrogation
Sept. 1 2016 3:10 PMIs Hillary Clinton More Liberal Than Barack Obama?Joseph Stiglitz says yes.
Politics
Sept. 1 2016 12:20 PMIs the Defeat of America’s “Cruelest Prosecutor” in Florida Really a Victory for Criminal Justice Reform?Good riddance to Angela Corey. But don’t mistake her NRA-endorsed successor for a crusading reformer.
Politics
Sept. 1 2016 1:47 AMDonald Trump Is the Spokesman for Restricting ImmigrationThat is very, very bad news if you support restricting immigration.
Politics
Aug. 31 2016 2:04 PMThe Biggest Political Lie of 2016Trump and Brexit have ushered us into an era of post-truth politics, pundits say. We rate the statement “Pants on Fire.”

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