The Angle: Here All Week Edition
Slate’s daily newsletter on POTUS and the troops, Arya Stark as villain, and comedy in the age of Trump.
Donald 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.
The Alternative Facts DefenseTrump is arguing in court that he was being hyperbolic when called a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct a liar.
Not So Fast, Special CounselAll the ways Robert Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump might be tripped up before it reaches the finish line.
Robert Mueller Needs a New TeamIn order to crack this case, he’s going to have to call on a new kind of expert.
The Angle: See What Sticks EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on paths to BCRA passage, Trump defenses of collusion, and dangerous fun.
The Good Fight
Keep Calm, but Do SomethingThe problem with celebrating nonchalance in the face of terror.
Roads & Kingdoms
Taste of the Silk RoadA feast in a remote village in Kyrgyzstan tells a story of centuries of exile and migration.
Who Else Was in the Room?Predicting the next revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.
The Angle: Playing Chicken EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on a new TB risk, David Brooks’ lunchmeats column, and the GOP’s silence.
Excuses, ExcusesJared Kushner and Jeff Sessions both failed to disclose their Russia meetings to the FBI. One has a better explanation than the other.
The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election MendacityThe first public meeting of Trump’s voter fraud panel was a horrifying parade of outright lies.
A 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: Double Trump Fail EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Iran deal, the health care bill, and Dunkirk.
The Iran TrapTrump is stuck with Obama’s nuclear deal. And his efforts to undermine it can only help Tehran.
Presidential RevisionismThe New York Times published the flimsiest defense of Trump’s apparent emoluments violations yet.
How the Republicans Can Get Health Care PassedThere are two ways the GOP can push through the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Neither is very palatable.
Trials and Error
55 Years Behind BarsSheldry Topp was a juvenile when Michigan sentenced him to life in prison. He’s 72 now. It’s time to let him go free.
The Dots Are Never Going to ConnectWhat Russians understand about the Russia scandal that Americans don’t.
How They Justify CollusionThe excuses for the Don Jr. meeting are even more damning than the meeting itself.
The Most Dangerous GameHow long can Republicans risk everything to pretend Russia is no big deal?
Grandma Is Family AgainA judge rules against Donald Trump’s travel ban guidelines saying grandparents don’t count as close family.
David Brooks Almost Gets ItHe’s right that elites should be sensitive to how their privilege alienates the working class. Here’s what he’s still missing.