Donald Trump Is TV’s New Normal. That’s Insane.
A huckster and demagogue all but locked up the Republican nomination. On TV, it’s just another election.
This Is What a Republican Attack on Bernie Sanders Would Look LikeSanders’ “superior electability” is still a myth.
Memos to 45
Jon Huntsman on a Simple Way the Next President Can Reestablish Americans’ Trust in Government (Video)
Why Zalmay Khalilzad Is Taking Donald Trump Seriously“I think intellectually he is not the least capable person who would become president.”
Andrew Jackson’s Adopted Indian SonWas bringing home an Indian boy—after slaughtering his family—an act of compassion or of political expedience?
Baltimore’s Next Mayor Doesn’t Want to Talk About RacismToo bad almost every issue in Baltimore, from segregation to transportation, is a race issue.
This Election’s Speeches Have Been AwfulWe talked to a bunch of political speechwriters to find out why.
Supreme Court Dispatches
The “Everybody Does It” DefenseThe Supreme Court might let Bob McDonnell off the hook because it can’t even define political corruption anymore.
What the Maryland Democratic Senate Race Was Really AboutA progressive Democrat lost to an establishment darling, but it had nothing to do with ideology.
The Angle: Does Not Mean What You Think It Means EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Bernie’s electability, Trump’s unpredictability dodge, and a plague of false “allegories.”
How Trump’s “Unpredictability” Dodge Became the Dumbest Doctrine in PoliticsHe couldn’t answer a question. He wound up with a political philosophy.
The Angle: The Generational Hypothesis EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Donald Trump as boomer, childbirth in fiction, and the new Slate Academy, The United States of Debt.
The “Who’s Sure?” StateWhy is Indiana’s primary such a mystery? It has to do with a law passed in 1988.
Donald Trump, Baby BoomerHe wasn’t at Berkeley or Woodstock—and he definitely wasn’t in Vietnam—but Trump can only be understood as a terrifying product of his generation.
The Angle: That Future’s Too Real EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on racism in Baltimore, the weather and the climate, and Andrew Jackson’s Creek “son.”
The Imperfect VictimGalen Baughman seemed like an ideal spokesman for sex offenders’ civil rights. Then he got arrested for texting a teenage boy.
Roads & Kingdoms
Despair, Hunger, and HopeIn a Syrian refugee camp in Greece, food is scarce, but distrust is plentiful.
The Angle: Consultant to Tyrants EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Prince’s guitar genius, this year’s bad political speeches, and the career of Paul Manafort.
Can America’s Largest Protestant Denomination Stop Trump?The Southern Baptist Convention takes on the GOP front-runner—and itself.
Obama’s Iran-ContraThe president is spending money that Congress has explicitly told him he can’t spend.
The Quiet AmericanPaul Manafort made a career out of stealthily reinventing the world’s nastiest tyrants as noble defenders of freedom. Getting Donald Trump elected will be a cinch.
The Angle: Disbelief Won’t Save You Now EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Twitter’s troubles, naked saunas, and processing the realness that is Trump.
Trump’s “Major Foreign Policy Address” Was a Pseudo-Event Staged to Sucker the MediaDid it work?