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Slate’s daily newsletter on weed legalization; The Handmaid’s Tale; and Hawaii, the 50th state.

Politics
April 21 2017 4:33 PMRevisionist Trumpcare HistoryWhy the president, who said last month that he had given up on health care, is blasting the media for saying he gave up on health care.
The Gist
April 21 2017 4:23 PMThe Road to S-TownHost and producer Brian Reed on finding the podcast’s story and how the town reacted to the spotlight.
The Slate Quiz
April 21 2017 5:54 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
April 20 2017 6:17 PMNo, There’s Still No Zombie Trumpcare DealThe president is desperate for one, though.
Politics
April 20 2017 5:32 PMDonald Trump Is Sending a MessageWhy the president invited this racist celebrity to the White House.
Politics
April 20 2017 4:42 PMDemocrats, Listen to the Resistance. Legalize Weed.The Trump administration wants to crack down on pot—but the American people overwhelmingly support marijuana legalization. Why aren’t Democrats leading the fight?
Politics
April 19 2017 10:22 PMThe All-Spin ZoneBill O’Reilly’s long career of transforming B.S. into “common sense.”
Politics
April 19 2017 6:24 PMThe GOP Needs New Ideas for Lowering TaxesIts new, bluer-collar base isn’t going to stand for more enriching of the already rich.
The Angle
April 19 2017 5:46 PMThe Angle: Bernie’s Pod EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the definition of “working class,” Bernie Sanders’ podcast, and Kendrick Lamar’s new album.
Trials and Error
April 19 2017 3:57 PMThe Poor Shouldn’t Pay for PunishmentA terrible system in Georgia required poor people who couldn’t pay small fines for misdemeanors to pay for their probation costs.
Interrogation
April 19 2017 11:00 AMIs Donald Trump’s Unpredictability an Advantage in Handling North Korea?The North Koreans are used to being the ones who play “the crazy card.”
Jurisprudence
April 18 2017 7:47 PMNew Justice on the BlockGorsuch’s first-day performance was self-assured—and slightly irritating to his colleagues.
The Angle
April 18 2017 5:39 PMThe Angle: Impeachment Approaches EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the retail apocalypse, Ivanka’s Kellyanne bump, and three options for impeaching Trump.
Trumpcast
April 18 2017 12:48 PMThe Options for Impeaching TrumpA legal expert lays out three very strong cases.
Roads & Kingdoms
April 18 2017 9:00 AMFork in the RiverThe lives of tens of millions of people are about to be transformed by a series of ambitious dam projects in Southeast Asia.
The World
April 21 2017 4:23 PMJe Ne Sais Quoi?An ignorant American’s guide to the French election.
Politics
April 21 2017 2:45 PMHate in AmericaAn updating list.
Jurisprudence
April 20 2017 7:10 PMJeff Sessions Thinks Hawaii’s Not a Real State. We Shouldn’t Be Surprised.But we must maintain our outrage.
The Angle
April 20 2017 5:59 PMThe Angle: Civil Rights Erosion EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on O’Reilly’s legacy, prison suicides, and the future of the DOJ in the Trump era.
This Week in Trump
April 20 2017 5:12 PMThis Week in Trump: Challenging the DPRKTrump confronts a thorny foreign policy issue and more protests at home.
Cover Story
April 20 2017 7:00 AMHow Trump Will Dismantle Civil Rights Protections in AmericaThe same way Bush did: by politicizing the DOJ.
Politics
April 19 2017 8:04 PMThe Mysterious Case of the Wayward Aircraft CarrierThis is a dangerous way for the world’s most powerful military to operate.
Politics
April 19 2017 6:16 PMGeorgia’s 6th Is a Democratic WinEven if Jon Ossoff ultimately loses.
Politics
April 19 2017 5:06 PMStill a FactorO’Reilly is gone, but his ugly brand of egotism and resentment is here to stay. 
Politics
April 19 2017 2:54 PMGeorgia’s Progressive RenaissanceThings are changing in the 6th District, and there’s no going back.
Politics
April 18 2017 8:21 PMMark Sanford Welcomes Your AbuseHow one GOP congressman is handling voter fury at his town halls.
Politics
April 18 2017 5:40 PMFake Working ClassThe muted response to the retail apocalypse shows which workers count in Trump’s America.
Politics
April 18 2017 5:20 PMHated in His Own HometownJury selection for Alex Jones’ custody battle reveals the pitfalls of being a conspiracy theorist while living in Austin, Texas.
Interrogation
April 18 2017 11:55 AMVictorious and ParanoidHow will Recep Tayyip Erdogan wield his new powers?
The Good Fight
April 18 2017 5:45 AMA Primer on the French ElectionFour candidates, three nightmare scenarios.

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