The Angle: It’s All Happening EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on done lists, dropped pronouns, and the end of Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign.
Resolved: Ted Cruz Was His Worst Self as a Presidential CandidateIn his surly, failed campaign, Cruz turned into a cartoon version of the blowhard I knew on the college debate circuit.
Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Be PresidentHe’d have to win unprecedented shares of the very kinds of voters who hate him: blacks, Latinos, and women.
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.
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.
The Stingers Get StungOne California judge just sent a seething message to police who illegally target gay men in sting operations.
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.