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Trump Says the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Was “a Very Bad Original Concept,” the Saudi Response “the Worst Cover-up Ever”

The Gist
Oct. 23 2018 9:38 PMSomething in the WaterHow a fight about Iowan water pollution revealed the dubious machinations of agricultural corporations and a Pulitzer Prize.
The Slatest
Oct. 23 2018 7:50 PMTrump Admits “There’s No Proof” of “Middle Easterners” in Caravan; Too Bad for Mike Pence Who Was Busy Saying There Was
Politics
Oct. 23 2018 6:41 PMTrump Is Celebrating Violence and Nationalism at His RalliesRepublicans aren’t pushing back.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 23 2018 4:53 PMA Lawsuit in Manhattan Takes Aim at Kremlin Propaganda Outlets Operating in the U.S.
Interrogation
Oct. 23 2018 4:10 PM“The Idea That He’s Racist Is Absurd”That Yale professor who knows “the real reason” liberals hate Trump defends his op-ed, the president, and birtherism.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 23 2018 1:12 PMNeil Gorsuch Just Telegraphed His Plan to Let Trump Sabotage the Census
Trumpcast
Oct. 23 2018 10:28 AMWhere the Trump Tweets BeganHow Trump’s use of social media influences politics.
The Gist
Oct. 22 2018 9:53 PMThe NFL MafiaAmerica’s most lucrative sports league is dominated by a “very unimpressive group of inherited misfits.”
The Slatest
Oct. 22 2018 6:59 PMWhat Do Leaked Memos Really Tell Us?The Trump administration’s proposals are cause for action, not despair.
Oct. 22 2018 5:28 PMTrump vs. the CaravanThe president is misleading voters about the migrant caravan and what Mexico is doing to stop it.
The Angle
Oct. 22 2018 5:08 PMThe Angle: Insufferable Jerk EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Ted Cruz, trans erasure, and Saudi boycotts.
Politics
Oct. 22 2018 3:30 PMWhat’s a Muslim to Do About Hajj?Saudi Arabia has turned the holy journey into a political and moral nightmare. I don’t see how I can go.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 22 2018 2:27 PMLouisiana Might Finally Get Rid of Its Century-Old, Racist Jury SystemWill it vote to join 48 other states in requiring a unanimous vote for a guilty verdict?
The Slatest
Oct. 22 2018 1:24 PMThe People Behind Davos Would Like You to Stop Calling Your Conference Davos
The Slatest
Oct. 22 2018 10:56 AMTrump Ramps Up Hysteria Around Migrant Caravan, Warns of “Unknown Middle Easterners”
Politics
Oct. 23 2018 8:51 PMDonald Trump Can’t Count on Bigotry AloneCandidates need to deliver more than outrage, and that’s all Trump has this time.
Relationships
Oct. 23 2018 7:25 PMTurkey Makes the Most of Its MomentPresident Erdogan’s angle on the Khashoggi crisis.
The Angle
Oct. 23 2018 5:48 PMThe Angle: The Russians Are Coming EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Russian disinformation, liberals and Trump, and LGBTQ identity.
The Slatest
Oct. 23 2018 4:45 PMIndiana Attorney General, Accused of Groping Four Women at Party, Won’t Face Charges
Jurisprudence
Oct. 23 2018 2:28 PMThe Person Is PoliticalLGBTQ legal strategy has long focused on equal protection. But if identity itself can be political speech, the First Amendment could be our future.
The Slatest
Oct. 23 2018 12:18 PMBomb Found at George Soros’ Home
Jurisprudence
Oct. 23 2018 5:50 AMIs the Assault on Voting Rights Getting Worse, or Are We Just Noticing It More?
The Slatest
Oct. 22 2018 9:24 PMThe Crushing Dumbness of Donald Trump
Politics
Oct. 22 2018 6:17 PM“I’m Not a Debate. I Shouldn’t Be a Debate.”Trans activists gather in protest of leaked Trump administration draft memo proposing denial of trans existence under Title IX.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 22 2018 5:12 PMHow the Trump Administration’s Radical New Definition of “Sex” Would Legalize Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination
The Slatest
Oct. 22 2018 4:48 PMTrump Is Promising A “Middle Class Tax Reduction” And Everyone Is Confused
Interrogation
Oct. 22 2018 2:59 PMMcKinsey’s Saudi Arabia Scandal Exposes the Consulting Industry’s Achilles’ HeelThe company peddles influence without responsibility, says the author of a book about the firm.
The Slatest
Oct. 22 2018 2:16 PMTurkey Has Been Masterfully Driving the Khashoggi Crisis
The Slatest
Oct. 22 2018 11:08 AMAndrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis Met for the First Time Ever Last Night. They Didn’t Like Each Other.
War Stories
Oct. 22 2018 10:44 AMTrump’s Missile MisfireThe president is rewarding the Russians for their bad behavior by pulling out of a key treaty.

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