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Obama’s Legacy Won’t Be His Political Achievements

He wanted to be a transformational president. He’ll be an inspirational one instead.

Politics
Jan. 14 2017 1:51 PMDemocrats Should Follow John Lewis’ LeadHe questioned Trump’s legitimacy, but for too many others the forms of democracy seem to matter more than the thing itself.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 7:00 PMBuyer BewareDonald Trump’s high-profile apparent merger meetings are a major cause for alarm.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 5:54 PMJason Chaffetz Doesn’t Care About EthicsThe Republican in charge of government oversight wants to prohibit criticism of Trump’s ethical violations.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 12:54 PMRed Justice in a Blue StateOregon has one of the worst criminal justice systems in the country. These prosecutors are largely to blame.
The Slate Quiz
Jan. 13 2017 8:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
Jan. 12 2017 6:12 PMBen Carson Knows NothingHis total lack of expertise about the issues HUD confronts was on full display at Thursday’s confirmation hearing.
War Stories
Jan. 12 2017 4:48 PMThe Right Man for This Particular MomentGen. James Mattis is our last defense against a crazy, dangerous Trumpian foreign policy.
The Dismal Science
Jan. 12 2017 11:15 AMHow Much Will Trump Profit From the Presidency?It could easily be in the billions. Here’s how.
Politics
Jan. 12 2017 9:28 AM“This Evil Is All Around Us”Trump’s pick for the CIA, Mike Pompeo, sees foreign policy as a vehicle for holy war.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 8:31 PMTrump Is Russia’s Press SecretaryNo one defends the Kremlin’s interests like the American president-elect.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 6:40 PMOur Own Worst EnemyWhy Democrats and Republicans hate each other more than they hate the Russians.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 5:00 PMDo You Want to Receive Emoluments? Sure, We All Do.Trump’s press conference was an infomercial.
The Gist
Jan. 11 2017 3:12 PMWould the Onion’s “Diamond” Joe Biden Support Trump?Head writer Chad Nackers on the veep’s alter ego and how to satirize the Trump administration.
War Stories
Jan. 10 2017 9:18 PMJohn Kelly Is a Trump Appointee Who Sounds Very Little Like Donald TrumpThe Department of Homeland Security nominee speaks out against torture and a border wall and in support of working with allies.
The Angle
Jan. 10 2017 6:36 PMThe Angle: Hygge Me Not EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on a fight against gerrymandering, James Mattis’ confirmation, and the dark underbelly of hygge.
Politics
Jan. 13 2017 7:15 PMWhy Does Donald Trump Continue to Defend Russia and Attack U.S. Intelligence?If collusion doesn’t explain his behavior, what does?
The Angle
Jan. 13 2017 6:13 PMThe Angle: Oregon Problems EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Ben Carson’s confirmation hearings, Trump and reality TV, and criminal justice in Oregon.
Explainer
Jan. 13 2017 3:44 PMMake America Late AgainWhy press conferences never start on time.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 13 2017 12:46 PMTime for Some Negotiation TheoryHow the Democrats can play hardball with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Politics
Jan. 12 2017 6:53 PMMake HUD Great AgainA Trump-friendly housing agenda that might actually help working- and middle-class families.
The Angle
Jan. 12 2017 6:11 PMThe Angle: Presidential Profits EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Mike Pompeo’s holy war, The Young Pope, and how Trump could rake it in during the next four years.
Politics
Jan. 12 2017 3:38 PMHow Trump Is Manipulating the MediaHe exploited voters’ status anxieties in the election. Now he’s doing it to journalists.
The Good Fight
Jan. 12 2017 10:33 AMStop Underestimating Donald TrumpWe can only keep him in check if we recognize his ability to do great harm.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 11 2017 9:29 PMWhat Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand About RacismIt didn’t end on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
War Stories
Jan. 11 2017 8:22 PMIs Rex Tillerson—Friend of Putin, Uninformed on the Issues—the Best We’ve Got?Alas, quite possibly.
The Angle
Jan. 11 2017 6:15 PMThe Angle: Press Conference Showtime EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s press conference, ongoing confirmation hearings, and a new Ferrante.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 3:52 PMLook at My Papers! Look at My Lawyer!Donald Trump’s first press conference as president-elect featured a big, beautiful pile of props.
Politics
Jan. 11 2017 10:16 AMJeff Sessions Fights for Racist Outcomes. Who Cares What’s in His Heart?The confirmation hearing for the would-be attorney general reveals the right’s attitude toward racism.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 10 2017 9:05 PMTrue LiesThere was one moment in Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing that revealed why so many are so terrified of him.
Politics
Jan. 10 2017 5:04 PMThe Subtext of the Mattis Confirmation Is That Trump Is a Dangerous BoobPractical concerns have outstripped the law.

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