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Interrogation

Why Zalmay Khalilzad Is Taking Donald Trump Seriously

“I think intellectually he is not the least capable person who would become president.”

The Angle
April 29 2016 6:27 PMThe Angle: That Future’s Too Real EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on racism in Baltimore, the weather and the climate, and Andrew Jackson’s Creek “son.”
Crime
April 29 2016 4:33 PMThe Imperfect VictimGalen Baughman seemed like an ideal spokesman for sex offenders’ civil rights. Then he got arrested for texting a teenage boy.
Roads & Kingdoms
April 29 2016 11:40 AMDespair, Hunger, and HopeIn a Syrian refugee camp in Greece, food is scarce, but distrust is plentiful.
The Angle
April 28 2016 5:47 PMThe Angle: Consultant to Tyrants EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Prince’s guitar genius, this year’s bad political speeches, and the career of Paul Manafort. 
Politics
April 28 2016 3:45 PMCan America’s Largest Protestant Denomination Stop Trump?The Southern Baptist Convention takes on the GOP front-runner—and itself.
Jurisprudence
April 28 2016 1:34 PMObama’s Iran-ContraThe president is spending money that Congress has explicitly told him he can’t spend.
Politics
April 28 2016 5:30 AMThe Quiet AmericanPaul Manafort made a career out of stealthily reinventing the world’s nastiest tyrants as noble defenders of freedom. Getting Donald Trump elected will be a cinch.
The Angle
April 27 2016 5:53 PMThe Angle: Disbelief Won’t Save You Now EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Twitter’s troubles, naked saunas, and processing the realness that is Trump. 
Politics
April 27 2016 4:59 PMTrump’s “Major Foreign Policy Address” Was a Pseudo-Event Staged to Sucker the MediaDid it work?
Politics
April 27 2016 1:11 PMDonald Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee for President. Don’t Ever Get Used to It.This is unprecedented and terrifying.
Politics
April 27 2016 12:11 AMDonald Trump Shatters His CeilingHis huge night blows up yet another narrative about his campaign.
Politics
April 26 2016 6:53 PMWhat Twitter Pundits Are Saying About Today’s Primary ResultsCheck out the instant spin room.
Politics
April 26 2016 11:09 AMJohn Kasich Could’ve Been the GOP’s SalvationInstead, he helped Donald Trump.
Politics
April 26 2016 5:45 AMWhat’s at Stake in Tuesday’s PrimariesThe most important races, subplots, and delegates to keep an eye on.
Politics
April 25 2016 5:04 PMWhy the Cruz–Kasich Alliance Won’t Change a ThingTrump has the one thing his GOP foes lack: democratic legitimacy.
History
April 29 2016 4:43 PMAndrew Jackson’s Adopted Indian SonWas bringing home an Indian boy—after slaughtering his family—an act of compassion or of political expedience?
Metropolis
April 29 2016 1:48 PMBaltimore’s Next Mayor Doesn’t Want to Talk About RacismToo bad almost every issue in Baltimore, from segregation to transportation, is a race issue.
The Slate Quiz
April 29 2016 5:00 AMThe Slate News QuizTest your knowledge of the week’s events.
Politics
April 28 2016 5:07 PMTed Cruz’s VP Pick Doesn’t Make Any Sense, Unless …Carly Fiorina is Trump bait.
Politics
April 28 2016 2:05 PMThe Democratic Primary Ruined My Friendship!Why Bernie-Hillary has gotten so personal.
Politics
April 28 2016 1:32 PMThis Election’s Speeches Have Been AwfulWe talked to a bunch of political speechwriters to find out why.
Supreme Court Dispatches
April 27 2016 6:13 PMThe “Everybody Does It” DefenseThe Supreme Court might let Bob McDonnell off the hook because it can’t even define political corruption anymore.
Politics
April 27 2016 5:43 PMWhat the Maryland Democratic Senate Race Was Really AboutA progressive Democrat lost to an establishment darling, but it had nothing to do with ideology.
War Stories
April 27 2016 4:10 PMA Mess of ContradictionsDonald Trump’s foreign policy speech was even worse than his usual incoherent rambling.
Jurisprudence
April 27 2016 5:15 AMRepeated ViolationsBYU is violating the spirit of Title IX, harming sexual assault survivors, and making rape more likely with its absurd honor code enforcement.
Politics
April 26 2016 9:40 PMFight on, BernieNow’s the time to build a real political movement.
The Angle
April 26 2016 4:47 PMThe Angle: Ditch Your Trump-Loving Friend EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Prince’s fashion genius, Tidal’s troubles, and ending friendships over Trump. 
Politics
April 26 2016 9:09 AMPolls Say Bernie Is More Electable Than Hillary. Don’t Believe Them.What they really show is a candidate who hasn’t been attacked.
The Angle
April 25 2016 5:31 PMThe Angle: Sounds of Lemonade EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the smugness of liberals, Facebook’s next phase, and Beyoncé’s new album.
Foreigners
April 25 2016 12:36 PMThe Abominable TouristWill international visitors help Nepal rebuild after last year’s earthquake, or will they only make things worse?

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