Trump Said He Wanted a Muslim BanWill the courts use the president's own statements to declare his executive order unconstitutional?
The Silencing of Coretta Scott KingOn Tuesday night, Elizabeth Warren was told to pipe down. But it was King’s words that the Senate refused to hear.
“Just Following Orders”Horror stories about the lawlessness of Customs and Border Protection agents in the aftermath of Trump’s immigration ban.
Hell No, He Must Go!What anti-Trump protesters can learn from the successes, and mistakes, of the anti–Vietnam War movement.
Donald Trump’s Wall Street EnablersThey’re getting everything they want—and getting out of the way.
Checks? Never Heard of Them. Balances? Forget About It.Donald Trump’s unnerving belief that the judiciary’s purpose is to stay out of his way.
The Angle: Jake Tapper EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s white nationalism, Jake Tapper’s nonpartisan appeal, and library fines.
Roads & Kingdoms
The DisorientCountries on the fuzzy edge between two continents are grappling with what it means to be in Europe or Asia today.
Anthony Kennedy Is Not StupidHe’s not going to step down just because one decent conservative judge was nominated to the Supreme Court.
The GOP Has No Obamacare Bill. It Does Have a New Buzzword.Repeal and replace is out. Repair is in.
Not Who We AreThe United States is neither a land of nativists nor a haven for immigrants. Our xenophobic impulses and loftiest ideals have been in conflict since the founding.
DisorderThe president is violating the court orders against his Muslim ban. Here’s how he’s getting away with it.
Why Did Mitch McConnell Muzzle Elizabeth Warren? To Muzzle Coretta Scott King.In her 1986 letter, King told the truth about the Republican Party of 2017.
What a Pro-Trump English Professor Thinks NowA conversation with Mark Bauerlein, the rare academic who believed—and still believes—we’ve found the right leader to make America great again.
“I Just Don’t Believe I’m in New York”The Jeran family’s journey from Yemen to Djibouti to the United States shows the cruelty and pointlessness of Trump’s immigration ban.
The Angle: War on Science EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the politics of science, Obama’s legacy, and Betsy DeVos’ conservative foes.
The Conservative Case Against Betsy DeVosHer nomination as education secretary has united liberals, rural Republicans, and Breitbart writers in disdain.
James Bailey Is a Liar. Is He a Murderer?A mysterious cache of documents could prove that a man serving a life sentence for homicide was framed by corrupt Alabama authorities—if the documents, and the man, can be believed.
Trump’s ApologistMike Pence isn’t just a VP. He’s the chief enabler of the president’s fascist ways.
“Clay and Smokeless Fire”He had seen fool kings and robber-kings, mad kings and rape-kings. The new American king was all of them at once.
Government by White Nationalism Is Upon UsIt’s not just rhetoric anymore. It’s a political program that could set American democracy back 150 years.
Why Judge Robart Blocked the Muslim BanThere’s no constitutional way to implement an unconstitutional order.
The Angle: Immigrants’ Marriage Rights EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on immigrants’ marriage rights, the history of American nativism, and Sheryl Sandberg’s Achilles’ heel.
Spain: An Influential OutlierThe second episode of Fascism: A Slate Academy asks how a fringe movement got folded into a 40-year dictatorship.
What Happened Behind the Scenes Before the Yemen Raid?We can’t be sure, but it was not a normal vetting process.