The Angle: Preaching Prosperity Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on Bill Clinton’s crime bill, Trump and the prosperity gospel, and mice, rats, and animal welfare.
The Angle: Tune In Later EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the dubious future of NPR, Manny Pacquiao’s homophobia problem, and Rachel Maddow’s thoughts on how interviewers should handle Trump.
The Fight for the Future of NPRA slow-moving bureaucracy. An antiquated business model. A horde of upstart competitors. Can National Public Radio survive?
The Angle: Bill Clinton, Take a Seat EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Chuck Grassley and the Supreme Court, the Scar-Jo robot, and how Bill Clinton harms Hillary’s campaign.
How Much Trouble Is Russia Causing in Europe?Too much, based on the results of a Dutch referendum about Ukraine.
Roads & Kingdoms
Hunting for Truffles in IraqIn a war-torn country, men risk their lives in pursuit of a small delicacy.
The Angle: Robed Crusaders EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on voter ID laws, the death of Merle Haggard, and one judge’s work to curb prosecutorial misconduct.
The Angle: Bernie vs. the Developing World EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Ted Cruz’s victory in the Wisconsin primary, Bernie Sanders’ views on trade, and Sterling K. Brown’s excellent performance as Chris Darden.
Unbound for GloryWith Ted Cruz’s victory in Wisconsin, his strategy now turns to uncommitted delegates.
The Angle: Pretentious Is as Pretentious Does EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on sexual harassment in yoga, the anti-abortion movement’s double bind, and a new book about pretension.
The Messy, Very Human Politics of Bill Clinton’s Crime BillThe activists who denounce the bill now have much in common with the activists who supported it in 1994.
Rachel Maddow Always Believed in Bernie SandersAnd thinks she’s figured out how to cover Donald Trump.
Pope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia” Is a Closeted Argument for Gay MarriageThe Pope’s own words about infertility and erotic love undermine his argument against same-sex marriage.
China’s President Shows Up in the Panama Papers. Is This a Big Deal?A Communist Party expert on Xi Jinping: why he’s weak, why he’s hated, and how families like his got rich.
Chuck Grassley’s Supreme Court CoupThe Senate judiciary chairman just took a torch to the high court for the sake of partisanship.
For ShameThe criminal justice system encourages prosecutors to get guilty verdicts by any means necessary—and to stand by even the most questionable convictions. Can one crusading court stop the lying and cheating?
What Are You Waiting for, Democrats?Voter ID laws are having their intended effect. It’s time to do something.
The GOP Needs Ted Cruz (to Lose the Presidency)Cruz, not Trump, represents the cranky, ascendant faction that the party needs to marginalize.
Russia’s Long History of CorruptionThe Panama Papers merely confirm what we’ve long suspected about Putin.