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Not the President’s Fault, but Exactly What He Wanted

Trump is trapped between the myth of his omnipotence and a desperate need to evade accountability for his administration’s failures.

Politics
March 24 2017 7:56 PMA Way ForwardWhat Democrats should do to capitalize on the defeat of Trumpcare.
Jurisprudence
March 24 2017 6:21 PMLocker Room Talk at the Capitol Hill Boys ClubNeil Gorsuch’s chummy, back-slapping Supreme Court confirmation hearings should’ve been held beside a keg.
Politics
March 24 2017 6:18 PMDon’t Blame the Freedom CaucusThe House’s hard-liners didn’t sink the American Health Care Act. The bill’s failures belong to Paul Ryan alone.
Jurisprudence
March 24 2017 6:01 PMThe Democrats Must Filibuster Neil GorsuchPresident Obama’s senior aide Ronald Klain tells Dahlia Lithwick why it’s time for the Dems to take a stand.
Politics
March 24 2017 3:20 PMIs Kellyanne Conway Breaking the Law?It appears as though she hasn’t yet divested her polling firm. If that’s the case, it’s possible she’s committing a serious federal crime.
Politics
March 24 2017 2:40 PMTimothy Caughman’s Murder Was a LynchingAnd Donald Trump has said nothing.
Politics
March 23 2017 8:07 PMPaul Ryan Unleashed Hell on HimselfHis compromises on Trumpcare are making it harder, not easier, to pass.
Politics
March 23 2017 5:38 PMThe Media Have Finally Figured Out How to Cover Trump’s LiesNot just falsehood by falsehood, but as the defining feature of his presidency.
Politics
March 23 2017 2:47 PMHow National Review Helped Build the Alt-RightThe magazine laid the foundations for the movement it now opposes.
Trials and Error
March 23 2017 12:29 PMA “Reformer” Who Reformed NothingThe shameful legacy of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.
The Angle
March 22 2017 6:29 PMThe Angle: Witches Who Resist EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the GOP’s Trumpcare conundrum, Disney’s “exclusively gay” moment, and witches opposing fascism.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2017 12:08 PMGorsuch Is Allowed to Answer Questions. He Should Start.His evasive answers indicate that he believes it’s improper to speak of previous Supreme Court cases. He’s wrong.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2017 10:34 AMPublic Record, Astronomical PriceCourt reporters charge outrageous fees to reproduce trial transcripts. That’s bad for defendants, journalists, and democracy.
History
March 22 2017 5:57 AMNativism, Violence, and the Origins of the Paranoid StyleHow a lurid 19th-century memoir of sexual abuse produced one of the ugliest features of American politics.
The Angle
March 21 2017 7:14 PMThe Angle: Cowardly House Intelligence Committee EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on misguided laptop bans, Gorsuch’s cruel judicial comments, and a biased House Committee.
Politics
March 24 2017 7:38 PMWhy Trumpcare FailedYou can’t unite a party that is fundamentally divided.
The Angle
March 24 2017 6:21 PMThe Angle: Goodbye Trumpcare EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the death of the AHCA, Kellyanne Conway’s conflict, and everyone calling Trump a liar.
Interrogation
March 24 2017 6:05 PMHas There Ever Been a Crazier Week in Congress?No.
Politics
March 24 2017 5:57 PMThe Biggest Lesson From the Trumpcare DebacleIt showed us how government by misogynists actually translates into policy.
Politics
March 24 2017 3:11 PMRepublicans Spent the Gorsuch Hearing Chatting About Sheep and BasketballDid you think confirmation hearings were for real questions?
The Slate Quiz
March 24 2017 5:54 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
The Angle
March 23 2017 6:51 PMThe Angle: Separate Beds EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the pros and cons of filibusters, the president’s 1950s bed setup, and lawmakers really going too far with partisan loyalty.
This Week in Trump
March 23 2017 3:39 PMThis Week in Trump: Ultimate CloserThe Trump campaign’s Russia ties became clearer this week, and the president’s wiretapping allegations drew blowback.
Politics
March 23 2017 2:38 PMTrump’s AccomplicesCongressional Republicans have shown they care more about loyalty to the president than their own principles, or even the law.
The Good Fight
March 23 2017 5:57 AMHow the West Can Defend Itself From Putin’s RussiaIt’s time to return to a Cold War mentality.
Politics
March 22 2017 1:59 PMWhy Fixing Trumpcare Is ImpossibleThere’s a secret, cynical reason Paul Ryan can’t give conservatives what they want on the American Health Care Act.
Interrogation
March 22 2017 11:44 AMWhat Do India and Turkey Have in Common?A lot more than you might think.
Jurisprudence
March 22 2017 9:27 AMNeil Gorsuch Was Hatched in a Federalist Society LabWith spare body parts stolen from Atticus Finch, Richie Cunningham, and Snoopy.
Politics
March 21 2017 7:18 PMDonald Trump Is Not Having FunA portrait of a sad, angry president.
Trials and Error
March 21 2017 5:50 PMAgree With My Politics or I’ll Take Away Your PowerFlorida Gov. Rick Scott’s dangerous, unlawful decision to reassign a prosecutor because she opposes the death penalty.

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