Leaks on a PlatterWhy a war on “leakers” waged by the Sessions DOJ will have zero credibility.
The Angle: We Hardly Knew Ye EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Sam Shepard, screen savers, and the firing of the Mooch.
Do Courtroom Lawyers Make a Difference?A pair of judges debate the importance of attorneys.
Roads & Kingdoms
Where Food Is a ReligionA writer spends a day eating through her grandmother’s hometown.
When Cops Join the ResistanceStatements from the Boy Scouts of America, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Suffolk County police suggest Trump’s closest allies have started to desert him.
Sharif OutWhat the dismissal of Pakistan’s prime minister means for the country’s democratic future.
The Angle: Dismantling the Safety Net EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on scaling back entitlements, Silicon Valley’s weak resistance, and why the Goldwater rule is irrelevant.
Trump’s Declaration of IndependenceA template for a White House that breaks free from the Republican Party.
The Scaramucci EpochRemembering Trump’s communications director, who was somehow more Trumpish than Trump himself.
A Stymied Trump Is a Dangerous TrumpSince he can’t score any wins at home, he just might look for glory overseas—and that means war.
The Good Fight
Authoritarian by InstinctTrump is subverting democracy and the rule of law, one bumbling misstep at a time.
Can Sheldon Adelson Turn Nevada Red?The billionaire changed Israeli politics with a newspaper. Is he having the same luck in Las Vegas?
The Future of Universal Health Care Is MedicaidThe ACA still stands because of how important it’s become. Democrats, take note.
Kelly to the RescueThe Homeland Security chief’s aggression and blunt style endeared him to his boss. But a White House chief of staff needs a smoother approach.
The Angle: “Thumbs Down” EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trumpcare’s late-night death, the enabling Mooch, and the return of Arcade Fire.
They Never Really Hated ObamacareRepublicans didn’t fail because of procedural hurdles or party infighting. They failed because they didn’t actually mind the law.
A Tweet Is a Direct OrderMilitary leaders who say the president’s social media posts aren’t policy are playing a dangerous game.
Make America Afraid AgainTrump’s “slice and dice” rhetoric about brown-on-white violence has a single purpose.
Trials and Error
How to End Civil ForfeitureNebraska and New Mexico show it’s possible to ban the abhorrent practice of taking money and property from citizens without due process.
Brace Yourselves for Iran Deal RepealHow Trump could still blow up Obama’s crowning diplomatic achievement.