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Politics
March 23 2017 8:07 PMPaul Ryan Unleashed Hell on HimselfHis compromises on Trumpcare are making it harder, not easier, to pass.
Politics
March 23 2017 5:38 PMThe Media Have Finally Figured Out How to Cover Trump’s LiesNot just falsehood by falsehood, but as the defining feature of his presidency.
Politics
March 23 2017 2:47 PMHow National Review Helped Build the Alt-RightThe magazine laid the foundations for the movement it now opposes.
Trials and Error
March 23 2017 12:29 PMA “Reformer” Who Reformed NothingThe shameful legacy of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.
The Angle
March 22 2017 6:29 PMThe Angle: Witches Who Resist EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the GOP’s Trumpcare conundrum, Disney’s “exclusively gay” moment, and witches opposing fascism.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2017 12:08 PMGorsuch Is Allowed to Answer Questions. He Should Start.His evasive answers indicate that he believes it’s improper to speak of previous Supreme Court cases. He’s wrong.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2017 10:34 AMPublic Record, Astronomical PriceCourt reporters charge outrageous fees to reproduce trial transcripts. That’s bad for defendants, journalists, and democracy.
History
March 22 2017 5:57 AMNativism, Violence, and the Origins of the Paranoid StyleHow a lurid 19th-century memoir of sexual abuse produced one of the ugliest features of American politics.
The Angle
March 21 2017 7:14 PMThe Angle: Cowardly House Intelligence Committee EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on misguided laptop bans, Gorsuch’s cruel judicial comments, and a biased House Committee.
Politics
March 21 2017 4:46 PMTrump Still Hasn’t ClosedHis signature legislative priority—repeal and replace Obamacare—doesn’t yet have the votes.
Politics
March 21 2017 4:33 PMTrump’s Terrifying Comey TweetThe president is using his office as a platform to contest the very nature of truth.
Jurisprudence
March 21 2017 2:19 PMCan Neil Gorsuch Answer a Question?On Day 2 of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, it remains unclear.
Politics
March 21 2017 10:03 AMRepublicans Don’t Want to Find Out What Happened With RussiaThat’s why they spent the Comey hearing defending Trump and Michael Flynn—and attacking the FBI.
Jurisprudence
March 20 2017 7:33 PMHow Dare You Question Our Precious Nominee?Republicans broke every rule to block Merrick Garland. Now, they’re outraged that anyone would challenge Neil Gorsuch.
Fascism
March 20 2017 12:14 PMAmerica’s Brush With FascismThe second KKK shared a disquieting kinship with European fascist movements. Why did it fail to take over American politics?
The Angle
March 23 2017 6:51 PMThe Angle: Separate Beds EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the pros and cons of filibusters, the president’s 1950s bed setup, and lawmakers really going too far with partisan loyalty.
This Week in Trump
March 23 2017 3:39 PMThis Week in Trump: Ultimate CloserThe Trump campaign’s Russia ties became clearer this week, and the president’s wiretapping allegations drew blowback.
Politics
March 23 2017 2:38 PMTrump’s AccomplicesCongressional Republicans have shown they care more about loyalty to the president than their own principles, or even the law.
The Good Fight
March 23 2017 5:57 AMHow the West Can Defend Itself From Putin’s RussiaIt’s time to return to a Cold War mentality.
Politics
March 22 2017 1:59 PMWhy Fixing Trumpcare Is ImpossibleThere’s a secret, cynical reason Paul Ryan can’t give conservatives what they want on the American Health Care Act.
Interrogation
March 22 2017 11:44 AMWhat Do India and Turkey Have in Common?A lot more than you might think.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2017 9:27 AMNeil Gorsuch Was Hatched in a Federalist Society LabWith spare body parts stolen from Atticus Finch, Richie Cunningham, and Snoopy.
Politics
March 21 2017 7:18 PMDonald Trump Is Not Having FunA portrait of a sad, angry president.
Trials and Error
March 21 2017 5:50 PMAgree With My Politics or I’ll Take Away Your PowerFlorida Gov. Rick Scott’s dangerous, unlawful decision to reassign a prosecutor because she opposes the death penalty.
Politics
March 21 2017 4:45 PMHate in AmericaAn updating list.
Politics
March 21 2017 2:46 PMI Have a Question. And Another. And Another. And…Why journalists should stop asking President Trump multipart questions.
Jurisprudence
March 21 2017 10:38 AMNeil Gorsuch and the “Frozen Trucker”The judge’s infamous dissent reveals he may not have the temperament to serve on the Supreme Court.
The Angle
March 20 2017 7:52 PMThe Angle: R.I.P. Chuck Berry EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Neil Gorsuch’s past, a rock ’n’ roll giant, and an impossible choice for undocumented immigrants.
Slate Fare
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Jurisprudence
March 20 2017 11:23 AMFixing Gerrymandering Doesn’t Just Make Elections More FairIt also encourages elected officials to adjust how they govern.

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