News and Politics
News and Politics
Politics
Aug. 1 2016 6:18 PMIf Sean Penn Were the Democratic NomineeImagining a world where the wackadoo candidate is in the other party.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 1 2016 5:26 PMWill the Court Revisit Shelby County?It doesn’t seem likely the Supreme Court will overturn its disastrous Voting Rights Act ruling, even if there’s a new liberal on the bench.
Politics
Aug. 1 2016 3:56 PMWhy John McCain Still Supports Donald TrumpThe Republican nominee’s wild attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan aren’t enough to cost him McCain’s endorsement.
Roads & Kingdoms
Aug. 1 2016 1:50 PMThe Free State of TriesteActivists have a plan to make the Italian port city something much bigger.
Politics
July 29 2016 6:32 PMAmerica the TerribleWhy Donald Trump’s pessimistic worldview resonates with Republican voters in 2016.
War Stories
July 29 2016 2:44 PMHarmless SecretsRelax. There’s no reason to worry about the intelligence briefings Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to get.
The Gist
July 29 2016 11:31 AMIt Takes Great Presidents to Make America GreatAnd only Clinton talks like she would be a great president.
The Slate Quiz
July 29 2016 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The Angle
July 28 2016 6:00 PMThe Angle: My Feelings Are Complicated EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the new Democratic pitch, Greenwald on Trump, and our emotions around the Clinton nomination.
Politics
July 28 2016 5:41 PM“I Didn’t Think It Could Be Done in the United States”An interview with Anne Applebaum on the Russian hack of the DNC and Donald Trump’s flirtation with Vladimir Putin.
Politics
July 28 2016 4:35 PMDonald Trump Made Some New FriendsJapanese friends, rich friends who don’t get audited, a friend who planned a trip to France.
Politics
July 28 2016 3:32 PMHow to Write a Convention Speech for Two Anxious TeenagersThe task for speechwriters is making Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed sound like Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed.
History
July 28 2016 2:14 PMWhat Bill O’Reilly Doesn’t Understand About SlaveryThe kindness of masters is meaningless in the context of a hereditary chattel system that turned humans into property.
Politics
July 28 2016 10:23 AMThe Democrats Make Their Pitch to a New Silent MajorityObama and co. have fashioned themselves into the party of common decency.
Politics
July 27 2016 7:55 PMDonald Trump Isn’t a Manchurian CandidateTrump and Putin are using each other.
The Angle
Aug. 1 2016 6:10 PMThe Angle: Talking to Franzen EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on measuring length of pregnancy, an Idaho town’s troubling reaction to a sexual assault case, and an interview with Jonathan Franzen.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 1 2016 4:05 PMVoting Rights on the MarchLower courts are emboldened by a 4–4 split and the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling to strike down specious voting laws.
War Stories
Aug. 1 2016 3:05 PMThe Lessons of the DNC HackWe’ve been waiting almost 20 years for a cyberdefense strategy. We can’t afford to wait longer.
Cover Story
July 31 2016 8:04 PM“If You Want to Live Here, You Need to Live by the Rules Here”A sexual assault case involving refugee children in Idaho. A microcosm of America in the age of Trump.
The Angle
July 29 2016 5:58 PMThe Angle: Model for Biff EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Democrats and the black church, the fight for paid leave, and Hillary’s “we” message.
Politics
July 29 2016 1:21 PMShe’s With UsThe fundamental choice in this election is between Trump’s “I” and Hillary’s “We.”
Politics
July 29 2016 10:41 AMBright Shining as the SunInfused with the spirit of the black church, the Democrats became the party of optimism.
Politics
July 29 2016 1:38 AMHow the Berners’ Final Protest Went BustBesieged by Clintonites and monitored by the DNC, Bernie’s renegade delegates tried and failed to make one last stand.
Politics
July 28 2016 5:53 PMWhat Twitter Is Saying About Night 4 of the Democratic National ConventionThe instant spin room.
Politics
July 28 2016 5:09 PMWhat Are the Bernie or Bust Protesters Planning for Hillary’s Speech? They Won’t Say.“Is this going to go to print right now?”
Politics
July 28 2016 3:46 PMHow to Tell When Donald Trump Is JokingThe presidential candidate’s attempts at humor, deconstructed.
Politics
July 28 2016 2:58 PMThe DNC Turns to the RightThe Democrats have borrowed the language of conservatism to appeal to GOP defectors.
Interrogation
July 28 2016 10:55 AMIs the Elite Media Failing to Reach Trump Voters?And in their rush to condemn Trump, are journalists betraying their values? Glenn Greenwald says yes to both.
Politics
July 27 2016 11:18 PMThe Party of Michael BloombergWhy rich voters have found a home among the Democrats.  
Politics
July 27 2016 6:00 PMWhat Twitter Is Saying About Night 3 of the Democratic National ConventionThe instant spin room.

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