The Next 20
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 Angle: Bundle of Nerves EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on internet friends, real estate theatre, and debate prep.
The 66 Things I Am Worried Will Go Wrong for Hillary Clinton in the DebatesI am Pokémon Go-ing to have a nervous breakdown.
The Angle: Up Late Stressed EditionSlate's daily newsletter on Hillary the grown-up, ballot selfies, and Trump anxiety.
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.
What Twitter Pundits Are Saying About the First Presidential DebateCheck out the instant spin room.