Why Zalmay Khalilzad Is Taking Donald Trump Seriously
“I think intellectually he is not the least capable person who would become president.”
The 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.”
The Imperfect VictimGalen Baughman seemed like an ideal spokesman for sex offenders’ civil rights. Then he got arrested for texting a teenage boy.
Roads & Kingdoms
Despair, Hunger, and HopeIn a Syrian refugee camp in Greece, food is scarce, but distrust is plentiful.
The 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.
Can America’s Largest Protestant Denomination Stop Trump?The Southern Baptist Convention takes on the GOP front-runner—and itself.
Obama’s Iran-ContraThe president is spending money that Congress has explicitly told him he can’t spend.
The 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: Disbelief Won’t Save You Now EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Twitter’s troubles, naked saunas, and processing the realness that is Trump.
Trump’s “Major Foreign Policy Address” Was a Pseudo-Event Staged to Sucker the MediaDid it work?
Donald Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee for President. Don’t Ever Get Used to It.This is unprecedented and terrifying.
Donald Trump Shatters His CeilingHis huge night blows up yet another narrative about his campaign.
What Twitter Pundits Are Saying About Today’s Primary ResultsCheck out the instant spin room.
What’s at Stake in Tuesday’s PrimariesThe most important races, subplots, and delegates to keep an eye on.
Andrew Jackson’s Adopted Indian SonWas bringing home an Indian boy—after slaughtering his family—an act of compassion or of political expedience?
Baltimore’s Next Mayor Doesn’t Want to Talk About RacismToo bad almost every issue in Baltimore, from segregation to transportation, is a race issue.
This Election’s Speeches Have Been AwfulWe talked to a bunch of political speechwriters to find out why.
Supreme Court Dispatches
The “Everybody Does It” DefenseThe Supreme Court might let Bob McDonnell off the hook because it can’t even define political corruption anymore.
What the Maryland Democratic Senate Race Was Really AboutA progressive Democrat lost to an establishment darling, but it had nothing to do with ideology.
A Mess of ContradictionsDonald Trump’s foreign policy speech was even worse than his usual incoherent rambling.
Repeated ViolationsBYU is violating the spirit of Title IX, harming sexual assault survivors, and making rape more likely with its absurd honor code enforcement.
The Angle: Ditch Your Trump-Loving Friend EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Prince’s fashion genius, Tidal’s troubles, and ending friendships over Trump.
Polls 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: Sounds of Lemonade EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the smugness of liberals, Facebook’s next phase, and Beyoncé’s new album.