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JFK’s Russian Conspiracy

Kennedy had his own secret back channel with Moscow. It may have kept the superpowers from going to war.

Jurisprudence
May 26 2017 3:19 PMWill He or Won’t He?How Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement decision became a battle over the judiciary and the Trump presidency.
The Good Fight
May 26 2017 10:36 AMThe Ugliest AmericanEuropeans secretly love Trump for confirming their own sense of superiority.
Politics
May 25 2017 10:02 PMSee No Evil TrumpcareSenate Republicans are pretending the AHCA simply doesn’t exist.
The Angle
May 25 2017 5:44 PMThe Angle: Lefty Conspiracies EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on comedy in the age of Trump, Fox News’ ratings slump, and Louise Mensch’s appeal.
Trials and Error
May 25 2017 2:20 PMJustice ScuttledLouisiana was about to fix one of the state’s most shameful laws, but politics got in the way.
Politics
May 25 2017 1:26 PMFox News Is Losing Its GripThe network is desperately downplaying the biggest political drama of our time—and viewers are tuning out.
Jurisprudence
May 25 2017 12:52 PMConstitutional Crisis of ComedyDonald Trump’s defenders say his apparent obstruction of justice was a joke. Comedians don’t get it.
Schooled
May 25 2017 5:55 AMWhy Bad Online Courses Are Still Taught in SchoolsBecause many of the laws regulating them are toothless—and because of an aggressive political effort to maintain that status quo.
The Angle
May 24 2017 6:11 PMThe Angle: Montana Dreaming EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Chief Joseph, Sgt. Pepper, and the special election in Montana.
Schooled
May 24 2017 11:43 AMOnline Education Doesn’t Have to Be IsolatingThis pioneering high school in the Bronx is proving it.
Schooled
May 24 2017 9:00 AMBottom of the ClassSchools have countless choices for online courses. Here are some of the worst.
Schooled
May 24 2017 5:50 AMTake These Students, PleaseSchools across the country are pursuing an extreme form of online learning: It’s all their struggling students do.
The Angle
May 23 2017 6:28 PMThe Angle: One Big Conspiracy EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Clarence Thomas’ surprise decision, online credit recovery, and a new movie club.
Politics
May 23 2017 3:25 PMPresident Con ArtistDonald Trump’s budget is his biggest fraud since Trump University.
The World
May 23 2017 12:32 PMUninspiring TerrorismGroups like ISIS have gotten dangerously good at encouraging their followers to carry out attacks. There are things we can do to stop them.
The Angle
May 26 2017 1:03 PMThe Angle: Trump’s First EvolutionSlate’s daily newsletter on the song of the summer, the ugliest American, and Trump learning something.
The Slate Quiz
May 26 2017 5:53 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Politics
May 25 2017 8:20 PMTrump Finally Understands SomethingThe president has stopped saying “radical Islamic terrorism,” because that phrase makes things worse.
War Stories
May 25 2017 3:34 PMThe Tussle in BrusselsTrump has created another unnecessary crisis by failing to endorse NATO’s core principle.
Politics
May 25 2017 2:02 PMMulvaney’s Medicaid MirageThe Trump administration’s proposed Medicaid cuts are never going to happen. So why are they in the budget?
Jurisprudence
May 25 2017 1:20 PMAlternative EvidenceA dialogue on how the law will handle a world of alternative facts.
Schooled
May 25 2017 9:00 AMJust Take It AgainOnline courses’ tests might be too easy for students to game—and that just might be how school districts like it.
Cover Story
May 24 2017 9:25 PMThe Rise of the Liberal Conspiracy TheoristLouise Mensch’s loony Trump fantasies fill a craving the left didn’t know it had.
Politics
May 24 2017 5:58 PM“Nothing but Slumlords”Jared Kushner’s life as a predatory capitalist is the perfect symbol for the Trump White House.
History
May 24 2017 9:30 AM“We Only Ask an Even Chance to Live as Other Men Live”Speaking in a foreign tongue, thousands of miles from the seat of power, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce found a way to fight for his people.
Politics
May 24 2017 7:45 AMRisky BetAre Democrats getting their hopes up in Montana’s special election for nothing?
Politics
May 23 2017 6:48 PMWhy Sean Hannity Needed the Seth Rich ConspiracyWith Trump flailing and viewers fleeing, it was the perfect alternate-reality distraction.
Jurisprudence
May 23 2017 5:10 PMIs Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?The Supreme Court’s swing voter will decide the future of American elections.
Politics
May 23 2017 2:48 PMTrump’s Biggest Broken PromiseIt’s right there in his new budget.
Schooled
May 23 2017 5:57 AMI Am an Online Credit Recovery DropoutTo understand the computer-based courses many high-schoolers must take, I signed up for some. It was even less fun than you’d think.

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