JFK’s Russian Conspiracy
Kennedy had his own secret back channel with Moscow. It may have kept the superpowers from going to war.
Will 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
The Ugliest AmericanEuropeans secretly love Trump for confirming their own sense of superiority.
The 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
Justice ScuttledLouisiana was about to fix one of the state’s most shameful laws, but politics got in the way.
Fox News Is Losing Its GripThe network is desperately downplaying the biggest political drama of our time—and viewers are tuning out.
Constitutional Crisis of ComedyDonald Trump’s defenders say his apparent obstruction of justice was a joke. Comedians don’t get it.
Why 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: Montana Dreaming EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Chief Joseph, Sgt. Pepper, and the special election in Montana.
Online Education Doesn’t Have to Be IsolatingThis pioneering high school in the Bronx is proving it.
Bottom of the ClassSchools have countless choices for online courses. Here are some of the worst.
Take These Students, PleaseSchools across the country are pursuing an extreme form of online learning: It’s all their struggling students do.
The Angle: One Big Conspiracy EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Clarence Thomas’ surprise decision, online credit recovery, and a new movie club.
The Angle: Trump’s First EvolutionSlate’s daily newsletter on the song of the summer, the ugliest American, and Trump learning something.
Trump Finally Understands SomethingThe president has stopped saying “radical Islamic terrorism,” because that phrase makes things worse.
The Tussle in BrusselsTrump has created another unnecessary crisis by failing to endorse NATO’s core principle.
Mulvaney’s Medicaid MirageThe Trump administration’s proposed Medicaid cuts are never going to happen. So why are they in the budget?
Alternative EvidenceA dialogue on how the law will handle a world of alternative facts.
Just Take It AgainOnline courses’ tests might be too easy for students to game—and that just might be how school districts like it.
The Rise of the Liberal Conspiracy TheoristLouise Mensch’s loony Trump fantasies fill a craving the left didn’t know it had.
“Nothing but Slumlords”Jared Kushner’s life as a predatory capitalist is the perfect symbol for the Trump White House.
“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.
Why Sean Hannity Needed the Seth Rich ConspiracyWith Trump flailing and viewers fleeing, it was the perfect alternate-reality distraction.
Is Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?The Supreme Court’s swing voter will decide the future of American elections.