Appointing a Special Prosecutor to Investigate the Russia Mess Is Not EnoughSenate Democrats must press deputy attorney general nominee Rod Rosenstein to guarantee that the prosecutor would have real independence.
“That Place Was Like a Prison”Camelot Education takes the students public schools have given up on. But the for-profit company’s approach to discipline has led to allegations of aggression and abuse.
What Assimilation Problem, Donald?The White House’s beliefs about Muslim assimilation are completely bogus. I know because of how I assimilated.
Trials and Error
40 Years Awaiting ExecutionFor many death row inmates, the long process leading to capital punishment is itself cruel—but not unusual.
Muslim Ban 2.0The real motivation for Trump’s immigration policies is racism. Never forget it.
What the 20th Century Tells Us About TrumpTimothy Snyder on the president’s endgame and how effectively Americans are resisting so far.
The Angle: Resilience EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Wikipedia wars, socialist holidays, and euphemisms for climate change.
The Man Who Could Control the Russia InvestigationWhy the confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions’ deputy matters so much.
The Conspiracy Theorist in ChiefThe White House is backing the president’s fantastical charge that Obama “wire tapped” him.
The Good Fight
The Coming Democratic Majority? Not So Fast.The right fears it. The left dreams of it. But both may be deceived in assuming demographics will change how America votes anytime soon.
The Angle: Nothing to Yawn About EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on “willful” lies, postponing a Justice confirmation, and contagious yawning.
Trials and Error
America’s Worst Sheriff Is GoneWill Joe Arpaio’s successor, Paul Penzone, do enough to reverse Maricopa County, Arizona’s horrific policies on immigration?
Bad for Undocumented Immigrants, a Gift to Domestic AbusersAn interview with the Denver city attorney on the consequences of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
Will Conservatives Kill Trumpcare?The revolt against the American Health Care Act is being led by the party’s right wing.
Republicare EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the GOP health care plan, doctors’ lessons for cops, and the real villain of Get Out.
WikiLeaks’ Attack on U.S. IntelligenceThe release of the CIA’s hacking tools is a victory not for the American public but for Russia.
The Supreme Court’s Sex-Offender Jurisprudence Is Based on a LieThe Supreme Court believes most sex offenders will keep committing sex crimes. The data suggests otherwise.
North Korea Is Now Trump’s ProblemBut his administration is utterly unprepared to deal with the dictatorship’s provocations.
The Bogus Logic of Trump’s New Travel BanThe administration’s new executive order is full of dubious evidence and sketchy claims.
Blame ReinceUnnamed White House officials are blaming the chief of staff for the president’s unhinged behavior. Hmm.
The Great White House Freak-OutDonald Trump and two close associates freaked out after Jeff Sessions’ recusal. What are they afraid of?
Roads & Kingdoms
The Swiss InvasionThe unexpected effects of an open border, an ailing euro, and German sales-tax policy on one border city.
Jared KnewTrump’s son-in-law and adviser has been concealing a Flynn-Russia meeting for months.
“Nobody Knew That Health Care Could Be So Complicated”When Donald Trump says “nobody,” he really means “almost everybody.”
Germany: Fascism’s Terrible ApogeeWith the fourth episode, our Slate Academy arrives at the fascism that looms above all others.