Justice Sotomayor Takes Aim at Lethal Injection
In a striking dissent, the justice slams the “horrifying deaths” that result from “our most cruel experiment yet.”
The Enabler in ChiefThe White House counsel is supposed to rein in the president’s worst impulses. That’s not Don McGahn’s style.
Trump Just Hired the Army’s Smartest OfficerBut will Lt. Gen. McMaster be permitted to do his job?
It’s BadThe first month of the Trump presidency has been more cruel and destructive than the majority of Americans feared. The worst is yet to come.
Trump’s Chaos Has Real ConsequencesWhen the White House refuses to acknowledge the truth of deportation force plans, it serves multiple nefarious purposes.
Is ICE Out of Control?Two troubling cases suggest immigration officials may have intentionally broken the law while policing.
Romania: Bloody, Mystical Fascism From the EastThe third episode of our Slate Academy asks if the experience of Romania changes our understanding of fascism’s origins.
“What Someone Else Does Not Want Printed”Comforting the comfortable and afflicting the afflicted.
Netanyahu Came to Washington to Hear One ThingAnd Trump, in his profound ignorance of Middle East politics, gave it to him.
The Angle: “Protest Is the New Tinder” EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trudeau’s Catch-22, cutesy protest signs, and James Baldwin’s legacy.
“You Weren’t Born in This Country”An alarming arrest raises concerns about the lawlessness of immigration enforcement in the age of Trump.
Time for Trump to Hit the Reset ButtonDump his inner circle. Focus on domestic policy. Lean on Gary Cohn.
A Supreme Court ConundrumA federal agent standing on U.S. soil shot and killed someone across the border in Mexico. Was the shooting unconstitutional?
The Intellectual Who Might Get Through to Donald TrumpLt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is known for critiquing the military’s decision-making process. Expect him to deliver blunt advice to the president, says Andrew Exum.
The Angle: “Careened Into Total Absurdity” EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the false promises of sanctuary cities, how social media favors the outsider, and Trump’s (latest) public humiliation.
Was Trump Warned That Flynn Misled the FBI?Flynn’s interview prompted a warning to the White House. Was Trump not told, or does he not care?
The False Promise of Sanctuary CitiesFor many undocumented immigrants, the protections offered by left-leaning cities mean nothing at all.
The Good Fight
Enemy of the Status QuoSocial media isn’t bad or good—it favors outsiders, regardless of their aims.
Trump’s Public HumiliationBy rejecting the national security adviser job, Robert Harward gave cover to every professional who wants to turn the president down.
The Angle: Everest of Deals EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s hapless Middle East dealmaking, a new front in the emoluments wars, and Reese Witherspoon’s new HBO show.
Emoluments in ChinaDid China successfully try to curry favor with Trump in order to influence “One China” policy?
What Made Michael Flynn DifferentWith his narrow experience and overt hostilities, Trump’s national security adviser was doomed to fail, says James Mann.
This Emoluments Thing Isn’t Going AwayHow state attorneys general could take down Trump.
Is Marine Le Pen Really France’s Donald Trump?Another nationalist is in line for the presidency. Professor Cécile Alduy examines the field.