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News and Politics
The Angle
June 13 2017 6:06 PMThe Angle: Killing Medicaid EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Bob Dylan’s speech, Uber’s troubles, and Republican plans for Medicaid.
Politics
June 13 2017 1:52 PMWhat Twitter Pundits Are Saying About the Sessions HearingCheck out the instant spin room.
Politics
June 13 2017 12:34 PMThe 2020 GOP Primary Has Already BegunRepublican challengers must step forward now if they want to wrest the presidency away from Donald Trump.
Politics
June 12 2017 11:38 PMSessions Needs to TalkThe explanations for James Comey’s firing make no sense. The attorney general knows the truth.
Jurisprudence
June 12 2017 6:36 PMTrump’s Tweets Must Now Be Taken SeriouslyThe 9th Circuit’s travel ban ruling declares the president’s Twitter feed is a legally binding stream of consciousness.
Politics
June 12 2017 4:44 PMThe Senate’s Big SecretWhy Mitch McConnell and his fellow GOP senators don’t want anyone to see their health care bill.
Open Thread
June 12 2017 12:01 AMWeegee Will Be ThereJoin Slate’s open thread for the week of June 12.
Politics
June 9 2017 6:01 PMTrumpcare Is on the MarchSenate Republicans are down to the nitty-gritty. Passing a bill could be next.
Jurisprudence
June 9 2017 5:53 PMDid Donald Trump Just Defame James Comey?He might have. But the remedy is unclear.
The Good Fight
June 9 2017 3:58 PMJeremy Corbyn’s ShotThe Labour leader has been handed the chance to stop a Brexit disaster. Unfortunately, he won’t. 
Politics
June 9 2017 1:08 PMThe Real Scandal Is Still RussiaDonald Trump is trying to give the Russians everything they want. That’s scarier than his possible obstruction of justice.
Interrogation
June 9 2017 7:59 AMWhat the Heck Just Happened in Britain?And could it happen here?
Politics
June 8 2017 8:20 PMJames Comey Came PreparedFrom the moment Comey met Trump, he understood the man and started building his case.
The Angle
June 8 2017 6:00 PMThe Angle: Comey Day EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on infrastructure, lusty movie reviews, and James Comey’s testimony.
Politics
June 8 2017 10:56 AMWhat Twitter Pundits Are Saying About the Comey HearingCheck out the instant spin room.
Jurisprudence
June 13 2017 3:38 PMTrump May Never Fire Robert MuellerNevertheless, the president has taught us that potentially illegal actions are still possible, so long as he wants them to happen.
Jurisprudence
June 13 2017 12:54 PMRuth Bader Ginsburg Affirms the “Equal Dignity” of Mothers and FathersHer landmark decision in Sessions v. Morales-Santana bolsters constitutional protections against sex discrimination—but leaves Morales-Santana himself out in the cold.
Jurisprudence
June 13 2017 10:50 AMJeff Sessions’ Job InterviewThe attorney general will have one goal when he testifies before the Senate: Please the boss.
Politics
June 12 2017 8:02 PMDemocratic Populism That Can WinIn Virginia, Tom Perriello’s focus on black voters could make him succeed where Bernie Sanders failed.
The Angle
June 12 2017 5:51 PMThe Angle: Hush-Hush EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Trump-themed Julius Caesar, internet cures, and the Senate’s big secret.
Interrogation
June 12 2017 5:45 AMWhy Trump Is Like ThisThe president’s biographer explains the man, his motivations, and what made him this way.
War Stories
June 9 2017 7:10 PMWhat Trump Doesn’t Know Will Hurt UsThe GOP excuse about Trump’s ignorance will lead America to disaster.
The Angle
June 9 2017 5:57 PMThe Angle: Leakers vs. Whistleblowers EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the gay Babadook, Britain’s election, and Comey’s “leak.”
Jurisprudence
June 9 2017 5:36 PMTrump Hands Comey a New WeaponHaving accused the former FBI director of perjury, the president now must prove it—or surrender his credibility.
Politics
June 9 2017 2:49 PMJames Comey Is Not a LeakerHe is a whistleblower.
Politics
June 9 2017 10:23 AMThe Health Care Debate Is Moving LeftHow single-payer went from a pipe dream to mainstream.
The Slate Quiz
June 9 2017 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
June 8 2017 6:27 PMThe Meaning of HopeRepublicans are resting their defense of President Trump on one word and zero context.
Politics
June 8 2017 4:12 PMWho Needs Rule of Law?In denying President Trump’s abuse of power, Republicans have chosen party over country.
Politics
June 8 2017 1:08 AMJames Comey Is Not AloneThe press, anonymous sources, and public testimony have all converged to corroborate the former FBI director’s story about Donald Trump.

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