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Slate’s daily newsletter on the death of Gene Wilder, Anthony Weiner’s latest, and the relationship between smiling and happiness.

Politics
Aug. 29 2016 6:02 PMAnthony Weiner’s Penis Is Not a Campaign IssuePlease resist the urge to make it one.
Interrogation
Aug. 29 2016 5:46 AMCan Trump Win Without a Ground Game?Victory Lab author Sasha Issenberg is skeptical.
Politics
Aug. 26 2016 4:24 PMWhy Is the Trumpish Right Inept at Hardball Politics?Making stuff up about their opponents’ health isn’t going to work.
Interrogation
Aug. 26 2016 9:16 AMWhat Barack Obama Thinks of Donald TrumpDavid Axelrod on how his former boss views the Republican nominee.
Politics
Aug. 25 2016 8:09 PMHillary’s Lifeboat to the GOPThe Democratic nominee offered her rivals a way to save themselves from the catastrophe that is Donald Trump.
Politics
Aug. 25 2016 6:13 PMHillary Clinton’s Alt-Right Speech Was Shrewd StrategyIt was the speech GOP leaders should’ve given when they had the chance.
Politics
Aug. 25 2016 5:46 PMDonald Trump Just Helped Ted Cruz BiglyThe current GOP nominee is paving the way for Cruz’s 2020 bid.
Interrogation
Aug. 25 2016 7:30 AMCompassion, and Criticism, for the White Working ClassA conversation with Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance.
Politics
Aug. 24 2016 5:50 PMThere Is No Horse RaceIt’s Clinton by a mile, with Trump praying for black swans.
Politics
Aug. 24 2016 4:14 PM“Undercover” Voters May Exist, but They Won’t Save Donald TrumpShy Tories, meet the bashful fascists.
The Angle
Aug. 23 2016 6:06 PMThe Angle: Great New Policy EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s new immigration “policy,” Frank Ocean’s new albums, and one abstinence advocate’s new position.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 23 2016 4:17 PMLeavenworth’s SpygateA private prison facility in Kansas was spying on constitutionally protected attorney-client conversations.
The Angle
Aug. 22 2016 6:12 PMThe Angle: Too Many Medals? EditionSlate's daily newsletter on baby talk, the bad-ratings Olympics, and how the Democrats are failing Obamacare.
Politics
Aug. 22 2016 5:17 PMTrump’s Outreach to Black Voters Isn’t About Black VotersHe’s making a pitch to college-educated white people.
The Angle
Aug. 19 2016 5:50 PMThe Angle: Offensive Stagnation EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on dark mages and dork Olympians.
Roads & Kingdoms
Aug. 29 2016 7:47 AMWelcome to Whoopee LandA new amusement park in Kathmandu promises an escape to a land far, far away.
The Angle
Aug. 26 2016 6:01 PMThe Angle: Death’s Door EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on ageist politics, Nike’s “Girl Effect” in action, and Hillary’s helping hand for Republicans.
Politics
Aug. 26 2016 1:25 PMThe Enemy WithinDonald Trump obsesses over threats from without. It’s the useful idiots in our midst who pose the bigger threat.
The Slate Quiz
Aug. 26 2016 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
Aug. 25 2016 7:03 PMHillary Clinton’s Alt-Right Speech Isolated and Destroyed Donald TrumpBy definitively linking him to the alt-right, she shredded any remaining legitimacy he had with sane Republicans.
The Angle
Aug. 25 2016 6:01 PMThe Angle: Alt-Right EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on random capital letters, the nonexistent horse race, and Clinton’s speech about Trump’s racism.
Politics
Aug. 25 2016 9:36 AMHow the “Hipster Nazis” of the Alt Right Got Big Enough for Hillary Clinton to Denounce ThemEuro-style white nationalism has come to America and found an unlikely standard-bearer in Donald Trump.
The Angle
Aug. 24 2016 6:05 PMThe Angle: Shameless Gouging EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Donald Trump’s poisonous vision of black life, colored person vs. person of color, and the high price of insulin.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 24 2016 5:06 PMHow to Defeat CalhounThe legal strategy for forcing Yale to change the name of its racist-honoring residential college.
Politics
Aug. 23 2016 6:25 PMTrump’s Vision of Black America Is a White Supremacist FantasyAnd his outreach to black voters is a dog whistle for racists.
Politics
Aug. 23 2016 4:20 PMThe Self-Actualization of Sean HannityHe’s gone in the tank for Donald Trump. Let’s leave him there.
Politics
Aug. 23 2016 4:10 PMDonald Trump Doesn’t Have an Immigration Policy. He Has Adjectives and Adverbs.Firm. Fair. Tremendous. Perhaps with a lot more energy.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 22 2016 6:05 PMHelp Him Help YouThe best way for at-risk Republican senators to distance themselves from Donald Trump is to call for hearings for Merrick Garland.
Cover Story
Aug. 21 2016 8:00 PMHow the Democrats Are Failing ObamacareTheir signature legislative achievement needs a fix. It’s time for them to stop pretending everything’s fine.
The Slate Quiz
Aug. 19 2016 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

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