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Join Slate’s open thread for the week of July 24.

Politics
July 21 2017 10:58 PMThe Nicest Thing You Can Say About Sean Spicer Is That He Was a Bad LiarWe should fear a Trump press secretary who’s a good one.
The Angle
July 21 2017 5:59 PMThe Angle: More Trump Than Trump EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Anthony Scaramucci, the limits of the law, and anti-abortion protesters in Kentucky.
Jurisprudence
July 21 2017 4:09 PMLawyers Aren’t WizardsThere’s no magic legal spell to remove Donald Trump from office. Americans are just going to have to stand up and fight his abuses of power.
Jurisprudence
July 21 2017 1:28 PMCan the President Get the Vice President to Pardon Him?And other pardon scenarios, explained.
Politics
July 21 2017 11:51 AMThe Trump Administration Is Stealing Our JokesHow the presidential aesthetic became a mirror of our Adult Swim show Decker.
Politics
July 21 2017 5:54 AMNews. Traffic. Weather. Trump.How Sinclair Broadcast Group and Boris Epshteyn took administration propaganda from the Oval Office to the local news.
Politics
July 20 2017 6:55 PMCan Republicans Do the Impossible on Health Care?Probably not but maybe.
Jurisprudence
July 20 2017 5:48 PM“Why Would I Do That?”President Trump’s denial that he cleared the room before his infamous James Comey meeting will haunt him.
Interrogation
July 20 2017 2:42 PMWhat It’s Like to Interview Donald TrumpA conversation with New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.
Politics
July 20 2017 11:33 AMThe Law Is Irrelevant to Donald TrumpThis has never been clearer than in his latest New York Times interview.
The Angle
July 19 2017 5:54 PMThe Angle: Here All Week EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on POTUS and the troops, Arya Stark as villain, and comedy in the age of Trump.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2017 4:00 PMThe Presidential Advisory Commission on Election MendacityThe first public meeting of Trump’s voter fraud panel was a horrifying parade of outright lies.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2017 3:09 PMA Prayer for the Real VictimsFor Jeff Sessions and the Supreme Court, the battle for Christians’ religious liberty is one of the only fights that matters.
The Angle
July 18 2017 6:03 PMThe Angle: Double Trump Fail EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Iran deal, the health care bill, and Dunkirk.
War Stories
July 18 2017 4:49 PMThe Iran TrapTrump is stuck with Obama’s nuclear deal. And his efforts to undermine it can only help Tehran.
Jurisprudence
July 21 2017 6:20 PMCriminal PardonIf Donald Trump abuses his pardon power, he could eventually be prosecuted.
Trumpcast
July 21 2017 5:19 PMWhy Exactly Does Putin Hate the Magnitsky Act?The man who lobbied for it explains its importance and why it’s at the heart of the Trump Tower meeting.
Jurisprudence
July 21 2017 2:09 PMTrump Can’t Escape the StatesNo matter whom he fires or pardons, the president won’t be able to hide from state attorneys general.
Politics
July 21 2017 12:19 PM“They Believe the Government Is Now on Their Side”For a picture of the newly emboldened, militant anti-abortion movement, look to Louisville.
Politics
July 21 2017 11:21 AMMaking Afghanistan Great AgainThe Trump administration seems in no hurry to devise a strategy for America’s longest-running war.
The Slate Quiz
July 21 2017 5:51 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The Angle
July 20 2017 6:08 PMThe Angle: Fought the Law EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Dunkirk’s fact and fiction, Sessions’ recusal, and Trump and the law.
Jurisprudence
July 20 2017 3:17 PMHe Didn’t Have to Do ItIt seemed like a no-brainer at the time, but Jeff Sessions’ recusal decision now looks like the most surprising—and consequential—move of the Trump presidency.
Politics
July 20 2017 12:55 PMEverybody Hates Civil ForfeitureSo why does Jeff Sessions love it?
Politics
July 20 2017 11:17 AMA Big Reason Trumpcare Failed Was TrumpACA repeal might have worked—had the president fully gotten behind it.
Politics
July 19 2017 4:23 PMDonald Trump Is Abdicating His Role as Commander in ChiefHe is using the troops as props, hiding behind their bright medals, and using their credibility for political gain.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2017 3:18 PMThe Alternative Facts DefenseTrump is arguing in court that he was being hyperbolic when called a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct a liar.
Politics
July 18 2017 11:41 PMJay Sekulow’s Cover-UpTrump's lawyer’s go-to move is to accuse Trump’s critics of crimes.
Jurisprudence
July 18 2017 5:52 PMNot So Fast, Special CounselAll the ways Robert Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump might be tripped up before it reaches the finish line.
Low Concept
July 17 2017 7:05 PMRobert Mueller Needs a New TeamIn order to crack this case, he’s going to have to call on a new kind of expert.

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