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This Is Who He Is

A morally empty man gave a morally empty speech to cap off a morally empty campaign.

Politics
Jan. 20 2017 6:44 PMAll the Anger in America Has Come to Washington, D.C.Donald Trump has empowered the worst of every ideological tendency.
Politics
Jan. 20 2017 6:13 PM“He Needs to Start Acting Presidential”On Inauguration Day, Trump’s fans desperately wanted to see him assume the pomp and dignity of his new office. He couldn’t.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 20 2017 3:51 PMTrump Lays Down His LawIn a terrifying speech, the new president made clear that freedom and justice are not his concern.
Fascism
Jan. 20 2017 1:37 PMItaly: Fascism’s Violent BirthThe first episode of our new Slate Academy asks what fascism means and examines the rise and fall of Mussolini.
Politics
Jan. 20 2017 5:50 AMThe Trump ChecklistWhat we fear Trump will do as president.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 7:44 PMA Bulldozer and a BallerinaKellyanne Conway uses brute force to push Trump’s message, then slippery footwork to get away with it.
The Angle
Jan. 19 2017 6:23 PMThe Angle: Inauguration Eve EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Trump inauguration's music, first dance, and (lack of) poetry.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 2:36 PMDemocrats Have Finally Learned to Fight Like RepublicansTheir inauguration boycott is delegitimizing Donald Trump.
The Good Fight
Jan. 19 2017 9:34 AMThe Best-Case Scenario for the Trump PresidencySorry, it’s not impeachment.
The Angle
Jan. 18 2017 6:24 PMThe Angle: Secretary of Miseducation EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the presidential pardon, patients’ rights, and confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos.
Politics
Jan. 18 2017 4:26 PMIf You Want to Run for Office (and You Should), Start With These ResourcesThese books, organizations, and companies will give you everything you need.
War Stories
Jan. 18 2017 10:41 AMObama Was Right to Commute Chelsea Manning’s SentenceEdward Snowden should not expect similar treatment.
Politics
Jan. 18 2017 5:50 AMIn a Regime of LiesWhat can Donald Trump hope to accomplish with a blizzard of misinformation? Just ask Josef Stalin.
The Angle
Jan. 17 2017 6:10 PMThe Angle: Run For It Already EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Tom Price’s conflicts of interest, John Lewis’ example, and why you should run for office.
War Stories
Jan. 17 2017 2:48 PMQuestion Time for Rex TillersonSenators on the Foreign Relations Committee are wondering whether they can trust Trump’s secretary of state nominee.
The Angle
Jan. 20 2017 6:24 PMThe Angle: Inauguration Day EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s inaugural address, his contempt for the Constitution, and his emboldened opponents.
Politics
Jan. 20 2017 6:09 PMAmerica FürstIn his inaugural address, new ruler Donald Trump promised a return to dominance for a certain kind of American.
War Stories
Jan. 20 2017 2:18 PMDonald Trump Really Believes All Those Things He Said During the CampaignWe must hope that his Cabinet and Congress stand up to his terrible ideas.
Fascism
Jan. 20 2017 1:37 PMIntroducing FascismA new Slate Academy asks what happened in the 20th century—and whether it’s happening again.
The Slate Quiz
Jan. 20 2017 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of the week’s big stories.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 6:50 PMDonald Trump’s Plan to Replace Obamacare Does Not ExistAnd yet, somehow, the president-elect’s proposed health care fix has already been a success.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 5:21 PM“Not My Choir”By agreeing to sing at Trump’s inauguration, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has enraged many Mormons and forced a reckoning over the LDS church’s values.
This Week in Trump
Jan. 19 2017 10:09 AMThis Week in Trump: Kompromat, Conflicts, and Cabinet BattlesIntroducing Slate’s weekly newsletter tracking the Trump administration.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 5:55 AMThe Most Powerful Republican in America (and How He Paved the Way for Donald Trump)Mitch McConnell’s politics of nihilism produced a president. They can unmake a president, too.
Politics
Jan. 18 2017 6:07 PMTom Price Will Have a Lot More Power Than He Wants You to ThinkTrump’s HHS pick is downplaying his authority to overhaul Obamacare.
Faith-based
Jan. 18 2017 3:51 PMPresidential Acts of Mercy Are Unjust by Definition. That’s the Beauty of Them.In praise of pardons and commutations.
Politics
Jan. 18 2017 9:17 AMPaul Ryan: Loser. Mitch McConnell: Also a Loser.Donald Trump won’t concern himself with policy. Instead, he’ll govern via Twitter insults.
Schooled
Jan. 17 2017 10:05 PMThe Real Betsy DeVosDonald Trump’s pick for secretary of education tried to sound like a moderate—and revealed that she’s either underprepared or a zealot.
Politics
Jan. 17 2017 5:12 PMDonald Trump Is Screwing Up the GOP’s Obamacare Message“Insurance for everybody” is a headache for Republicans.
Politics
Jan. 17 2017 1:39 PMNational SolipsismDonald Trump has a foreign policy of self-glorification and nothing else.

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