News and Politics
News and Politics
Politics
May 10 2017 1:06 PMA Show of ForceAt a raucous town hall, Virginia Rep. Dave Brat seemed wary of defending the changes to AHCA that his Freedom Caucus fought for.
Politics
May 9 2017 10:57 PMTrump Wanted a Public ExecutionThe president fired James Comey via letter, while the FBI director was giving a speech.
The Good Fight
May 9 2017 8:52 PMComey’s Firing Is the Moment of Truth for the GOPThey can finally find the courage of their convictions—or let Trump destroy the republic.
Politics
May 9 2017 6:40 PMWhy Are the Times, the Post, and MSNBC on a Conservative Hiring Spree?Five theories.
Jurisprudence
May 9 2017 3:39 PMTrump Poisons His Own LawsThe latest oral arguments over the administration’s travel ban show how the president’s words and intentions taint his agenda and the lawyers who defend it.
Jurisprudence
May 9 2017 12:39 PMSlayer of Ted Cruz, Defender of JusticeOn Monday, Sally Yates walked out of an Aaron Sorkin script and into liberals’ hearts.
Jurisprudence
May 9 2017 11:11 AMThe Only Constitutional Right That MattersConservative judges want to protect domestic abusers’ right to bear arms. Why don’t they care about protecting the right to vote?
Politics
May 8 2017 4:57 PMRepublicans Are Lying About TrumpcareThe real AHCA is indefensible, so they’re selling Americans a bill that doesn’t exist.
Politics
May 8 2017 3:07 PMThe GOP Game Plan for Defending TrumpcareIt’s evasive, it’s irrational, it’s pretty damn slick. 
The Good Fight
May 8 2017 11:30 AMIt’s Far Too Early to Declare Victory Over PopulismFour reasons not to be cheered by Emmanuel Macron’s election to the French presidency.
Open Thread
May 8 2017 12:00 AMHold Back the ThamesJoin Slate’s open thread for the week of May 8.
The Angle
May 5 2017 5:46 PMThe Angle: Cruelty in Power EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Jonathan Demme in Haiti, LaVar Ball, and the House passage of the AHCA.
History
May 5 2017 11:38 AMAmerica’s Love Affair With the HindenburgBefore the German zeppelin met its fiery demise, it was an object of fascination for U.S. radio listeners.
Politics
May 5 2017 10:18 AMModerate Republicans Are WimpsWhy did the House GOP caucus pass a terrible health care bill? Because middle-of-the-road members don’t stand for anything.
Politics
May 4 2017 8:19 PMRudderlessProgressives didn’t activate against Trumpcare 2.0 until it was too late. Will they actually punish Republicans at the polls?
Jurisprudence
May 10 2017 12:37 AMRod Rosenstein Is Being UsedTrump needed a man of integrity to justify James Comey’s firing. He found one in the deputy attorney general.
Interrogation
May 9 2017 9:36 PMIs This Donald Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre?A Nixon biographer on two big differences between 1973 and 2017.
The Angle
May 9 2017 7:14 PMThe Angle: Booted Comey EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Comey’s firing, more airline drama, and the new Democratic star.
Interrogation
May 9 2017 4:37 PMHow Should We Remember the Confederacy?A fight over Civil War monuments in New Orleans reignites an old but unresolved debate.
Jurisprudence
May 9 2017 1:09 PMHow Trump Will Transform the Federal CourtsOne young judge at a time.
The World
May 9 2017 11:45 AMMacron CountryBrittany: Why this region of progressive, lapsed Catholics was a Macron stronghold.
The Angle
May 8 2017 5:55 PMThe Angle: Yates in the Sun EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Sally Yates’ fame, the GOP’s defense of Trumpcare, and Susan B. Anthony’s house.
War Stories
May 8 2017 4:32 PMWhatever Happened to the Plan to Defeat ISIS?Defeating the jihadi group used to be Trump’s top priority. Now he seems to have forgotten about it just as the battle has reached its bloody climax.
Interrogation
May 8 2017 1:50 PMHas Protesting Become Too Easy?Calling your congressman, and even marching, doesn’t scare the people in power enough.
Roads & Kingdoms
May 8 2017 9:00 AMEarth Chicken CityAboriginal restaurants in rural Taiwan are dishing up chicken with a side of identity politics.
Jurisprudence
May 7 2017 9:58 PMThe Legend of Sally YatesWith a singular act of defiance, the former acting attorney general became a liberal hero. But does she deserve it?
Jurisprudence
May 5 2017 5:15 PMLawyers to the Rescue!Trump’s religious liberty executive order reads like it was lawyered to death.
Jurisprudence
May 5 2017 10:49 AMDiscrimination Is Not De FactoA new book takes issue with the prevailing view that we can’t understand what causes segregation.
The Slate Quiz
May 5 2017 5:52 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The World
May 4 2017 8:03 PMThe Left BehindWe know who votes for Brexit, Trump, and Le Pen. What do we call them?

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