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News and Politics
The Slate Quiz
July 8 2016 5:30 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The Angle
July 7 2016 5:44 PMThe Angle: Canaries in the Coal Mine EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on food coloring, the Espionage Act, and a significant Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissent.
Interrogation
July 7 2016 9:59 AM“The Rules Seem to Suddenly Have Changed”Slate founder Michael Kinsley on how the media blew it on Trump.
The Angle
July 6 2016 5:47 PMThe 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. 
Politics
July 6 2016 1:05 PMThe Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy to Make Donald Trump Look Like a BigotGive us a gold star!
History
July 6 2016 5:30 AMIs 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
July 5 2016 5:49 PMThe Angle: Putin’s Secret Weapon EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, an all-female cabinet, and Trump as Putin puppet.
War Stories
July 5 2016 4:01 PMReading 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
July 4 2016 8:27 AMRediscovering KarachiA writer rediscovers her hometown through cuisine and conversation.
The Angle
July 1 2016 4:47 PMThe Angle: Bursting in Air EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s convention bounce, bad roads in Kansas, and the hidden costs of fireworks production.
The Slate Quiz
July 1 2016 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
June 30 2016 5:42 PMCan Donald Trump Even Count on a Convention Polling Bounce?His rise defied political orthodoxy. His collapse just might, too.
Foreigners
June 29 2016 5:52 PMTurkey’s in a Terrible SpotGeography makes the country a valuable partner for the West. It also makes it vulnerable.
Crime
June 29 2016 3:45 PMThe 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?
Interrogation
June 28 2016 7:32 PMWill Trumpism Outlive Trump?David Frum on where the Republican Party goes after this.
Crime
July 7 2016 8:41 PMAre Black People at Risk When They Carry a Concealed Weapon?Here’s what three Minnesota gun instructors think.
Jurisprudence
July 7 2016 10:37 AM“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.
Jurisprudence
July 6 2016 6:07 PMHillary Clinton and the Espionage ActThe email scandal reveals everything that’s wrong with the outdated legislation used to prosecute spies and whistleblowers.
War Stories
July 6 2016 1:44 PMThe Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally OverblownWe learned nothing new from the investigation or James Comey’s statement.
Interrogation
July 6 2016 9:45 AMTurkey in TroubleAn ISIS attack in Istanbul, a domestic insurgency from the Kurdish minority, and an increasingly authoritarian president.
Politics
July 5 2016 10:15 PMThe Perfect Hillary Clinton ScandalThe ginned-up, self-inflicted email controversy had something for everyone, conspiratorial conservatives and bed-wetting liberals alike.
Politics
July 5 2016 5:34 PMOur 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.
Crime
July 5 2016 5:49 AMWhatever Happened to Michael Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Crusade?It still exists—and it’s starting to work.
The Breakfast Table
July 1 2016 5:03 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 27: Broad interpretations.
Moneybox
July 1 2016 12:33 PMTrump Isn’t Entirely Wrong on TradeMercantilism isn’t the answer. But smarter economic nationalism could be.
The Angle
June 30 2016 5:46 PMThe 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.
Politics
June 30 2016 12:45 PMElizabeth Warren Would Be More Than a VP PickShe’d be a pander we can believe in.
The Angle
June 29 2016 5:46 PMThe Angle: Better Angels EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on DNA testing for heritage, dark TV, and an oral history of Angels in America.
Foreigners
June 29 2016 2:26 PMISIS Is Pushing Turkey in the Wrong DirectionThe spate of terror attacks is a blow to hopes for reform.
The Breakfast Table
June 28 2016 7:13 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableEntry 26: The eight-person court is a very different place.

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