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America the Terrible

Why Donald Trump’s pessimistic worldview resonates with Republican voters in 2016.

The Angle
July 29 2016 5:58 PMThe Angle: Model for Biff EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Democrats and the black church, the fight for paid leave, and Hillary’s “we” message.
Politics
July 29 2016 1:21 PMShe’s With UsThe fundamental choice in this election is between Trump’s “I” and Hillary’s “We.”
Politics
July 29 2016 10:41 AMBright Shining as the SunInfused with the spirit of the black church, the Democrats became the party of optimism.
Politics
July 29 2016 1:38 AMHow the Berners’ Final Protest Went BustBesieged by Clintonites and monitored by the DNC, Bernie’s renegade delegates tried and failed to make one last stand.
Politics
July 28 2016 5:53 PMWhat Twitter Is Saying About Night 4 of the Democratic National ConventionThe instant spin room.
Politics
July 28 2016 5:09 PMWhat Are the Bernie or Bust Protesters Planning for Hillary’s Speech? They Won’t Say.“Is this going to go to print right now?”
Politics
July 28 2016 3:46 PMHow to Tell When Donald Trump Is JokingThe presidential candidate’s attempts at humor, deconstructed.
Politics
July 28 2016 2:58 PMThe DNC Turns to the RightThe Democrats have borrowed the language of conservatism to appeal to GOP defectors.
Interrogation
July 28 2016 10:55 AMIs the Elite Media Failing to Reach Trump Voters?And in their rush to condemn Trump, are journalists betraying their values? Glenn Greenwald says yes to both.
Politics
July 27 2016 11:18 PMThe Party of Michael BloombergWhy rich voters have found a home among the Democrats.  
Politics
July 27 2016 6:00 PMWhat Twitter Is Saying About Night 3 of the Democratic National ConventionThe instant spin room.
Politics
July 27 2016 4:36 PMThe GOP Is No Longer the Party of National SecurityNo party with Trump at its head can claim that mantle.
Politics
July 27 2016 9:25 AMHumanizing HillaryBill Clinton talked for 42 minutes about how much he loves his wife. Will voters care?
Crime
July 27 2016 1:08 AMA Powerful and Pragmatic Approach to Criminal Justice at the DNCThe Clinton campaign acknowledged the work of police—and the suffering of mothers who’ve lost children to violence.
Politics
July 26 2016 5:26 PMThe Party of Trump vs. the Party of Traditional ValuesAt the DNC, speakers are framing liberal arguments in conservative terms.
War Stories
July 29 2016 2:44 PMHarmless SecretsRelax. There’s no reason to worry about the intelligence briefings Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to get.
The Gist
July 29 2016 11:31 AMIt Takes Great Presidents to Make America GreatAnd only Clinton talks like she would be a great president.
The Slate Quiz
July 29 2016 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The Angle
July 28 2016 6:00 PMThe Angle: My Feelings Are Complicated EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the new Democratic pitch, Greenwald on Trump, and our emotions around the Clinton nomination.
Politics
July 28 2016 5:41 PM“I Didn’t Think It Could Be Done in the United States”An interview with Anne Applebaum on the Russian hack of the DNC and Donald Trump’s flirtation with Vladimir Putin.
Politics
July 28 2016 4:35 PMDonald Trump Made Some New FriendsJapanese friends, rich friends who don’t get audited, a friend who planned a trip to France.
Politics
July 28 2016 3:32 PMHow to Write a Convention Speech for Two Anxious TeenagersThe task for speechwriters is making Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed sound like Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed.
History
July 28 2016 2:14 PMWhat Bill O’Reilly Doesn’t Understand About SlaveryThe kindness of masters is meaningless in the context of a hereditary chattel system that turned humans into property.
Politics
July 28 2016 10:23 AMThe Democrats Make Their Pitch to a New Silent MajorityObama and co. have fashioned themselves into the party of common decency.
Politics
July 27 2016 7:55 PMDonald Trump Isn’t a Manchurian CandidateTrump and Putin are using each other.
The Angle
July 27 2016 5:53 PMThe Angle: First of Her Kind EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Hillary Clinton's nomination, the Democratic National Convention’s approach to criminal justice, and Trump’s Russia “joke.”
Crime
July 27 2016 2:52 PMNo Convictions for the Officers in the Freddie Gray CaseBut this isn’t necessarily a step back in the movement to make America’s police officers more conscientious and less violent. 
Politics
July 27 2016 1:21 AMBill Clinton’s Love SongHis speech was long, beautiful, and finally gave Hillary the credit she deserves.
The Angle
July 26 2016 5:53 PMThe Angle: Michelle Is Trump Kryptonite EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the gravity of the recent email hacks, Hillary Clinton’s family policies, and Michelle Obama’s speech at the DNC.
Politics
July 26 2016 5:15 PMWhat Twitter Is Saying About Night 2 of the Democratic National ConventionThe instant spin room.

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