The Angle: Canaries in the Coal Mine EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on food coloring, the Espionage Act, and a significant Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissent.
“The Rules Seem to Suddenly Have Changed”Slate founder Michael Kinsley on how the media blew it on Trump.
The Angle: This Time, Baton Rouge Edition Slate's daily newsletter on the Clinton email scandal, the death of Alton Sterling, and the comics that manage to make fun of Trump.
The Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy to Make Donald Trump Look Like a BigotGive us a gold star!
Is the Greatest Collection of Slave Narratives Tainted by Racism?In the 1930s, the federal government sent (mostly white) interviewers to learn about slavery from former slaves. Can we trust the stories they brought back?
The Angle: Putin’s Secret Weapon EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, an all-female cabinet, and Trump as Putin puppet.
Reading Between the Lines of Obama’s Drone-Casualty ReportThe death toll is less significant than the fact we are dropping bombs outside of war zones in the first place.
Roads & Kingdoms
Rediscovering KarachiA writer rediscovers her hometown through cuisine and conversation.
The Angle: Bursting in Air EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s convention bounce, bad roads in Kansas, and the hidden costs of fireworks production.
Can Donald Trump Even Count on a Convention Polling Bounce?His rise defied political orthodoxy. His collapse just might, too.
Turkey’s in a Terrible SpotGeography makes the country a valuable partner for the West. It also makes it vulnerable.
The Oakland Police Department Mess, ExplainedThree chiefs out in eight days. A sex scandal. A mysterious suicide. What in the name of the Bay Bridge is going on?
Are Black People at Risk When They Carry a Concealed Weapon?Here’s what three Minnesota gun instructors think.
“No One Can Breathe in This Atmosphere”Everyone should read Justice Sonia Sotomayor on how police stops are life-and-death experiences for people of color.
Hillary Clinton and the Espionage ActThe email scandal reveals everything that’s wrong with the outdated legislation used to prosecute spies and whistleblowers.
The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally OverblownWe learned nothing new from the investigation or James Comey’s statement.
Turkey in TroubleAn ISIS attack in Istanbul, a domestic insurgency from the Kurdish minority, and an increasingly authoritarian president.
The Perfect Hillary Clinton ScandalThe ginned-up, self-inflicted email controversy had something for everyone, conspiratorial conservatives and bed-wetting liberals alike.
Our Political Culture Doesn’t Know What to Do With Trump’s Explicit PrejudiceOnce-fraught ideas and symbols are now a routine matter of partisan combat. This is scary.
Whatever Happened to Michael Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Crusade?It still exists—and it’s starting to work.
Trump Isn’t Entirely Wrong on TradeMercantilism isn’t the answer. But smarter economic nationalism could be.
The Angle: Big Friendly EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Elizabeth Warren as vice president, the virtues of the emoji signoff, and a review of The BFG.
The Angle: Better Angels EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on DNA testing for heritage, dark TV, and an oral history of Angels in America.
ISIS Is Pushing Turkey in the Wrong DirectionThe spate of terror attacks is a blow to hopes for reform.