The Angle: Rise of the Raccoons Edition
Slate’s daily newsletter on fat-shaming Trump, Dilbert’s Scott Adams, and urban raccoons.
“Two Crap Sandwiches”A conversation with conservative commentator Jonah Goldberg on why he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary.
Massachusetts’ Drug ProblemTwin scandals have tainted as many as 42,000 state convictions. The only thing to do is to exonerate everyone.
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The Ballad of Balloon BoySeven years ago, an incredibly stupid mystery captivated CNN. Today, thanks to cable news, Balloon Boys are everywhere.
Trump vs. Clinton: Who’s Winning Today’s Forecasts of Who Will Win the Election?Find out with the Slate ~100 Percent Accurate Electoral Forecast Averagifier.
Don’t Cry for Me, AmericaForget the wall. Donald Trump’s appeal is textbook Latin American populism.
The Angle: Been So Long EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on picking the most important events and trends of the last 20 years.
Shimon Peres Transformed Israel—and Himself—in His Final ActIsrael’s last founding father will be remembered for his optimism.
Should the Media Downplay the New Murder Spike?Depending on your politics, the FBI’s new stats can look scary or meaningless. Here’s a more honest reading.
Trump’s Campaign Can’t Answer Whether He’s Paid Federal Income Taxes, EitherThe scene in the spin room.
Donald Trump Defended Putin, Had No ISIS Plan, and Was Stunningly Ignorant on IranHow can anyone possibly vote for him?
The Trial of Roy MooreCan Alabama finally move on from a decade of controversy brewed by one man’s hate?
No One Understands Donald Trump Like the Horny Narcissist Who Created DilbertScott Adams is Master Persuading all over this election.
The Angle: When a Charity Is Not a Charity EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on David Plouffe’s confidence, Obama’s new sick day initiative, and the Trump Foundation.
David Plouffe Isn’t WorriedThe manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign on why he’s not afraid of Trump—and why he’s confident in Clinton.
The Angle: Crime Rates EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Bruce Springsteen’s memoir, Montreal’s pit bull ban, and the FBI’s latest crime report.
“I Wanted to Dramatize the Racist Attitude of the Majority”An interview with 94-year-old Judge Damon Keith, author of the most important voting rights dissent in recent history.
Is Anyone Buying Trump’s Impression of a Small-Government Conservative? In need of traditional Republican support, he mostly stuck to traditional Republican nostrums.
Texas Prisons Banned My Book About Texas PrisonersThe Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s literary censorship policy is a national disgrace.
Making It Up as He Goes AlongDonald Trump’s genius for improvisation and why it failed him at the first debate.
What Donald Trump Means When He Talks About Stop-and-FriskIn Trump’s America, there are two sets of laws: one for white people and one for everyone else.