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The Angle: Here All Week Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on POTUS and the troops, Arya Stark as villain, and comedy in the age of Trump.

Politics
July 19 2017 4:23 PMDonald Trump Is Abdicating His Role as Commander in ChiefHe is using the troops as props, hiding behind their bright medals, and using their credibility for political gain.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2017 3:18 PMThe Alternative Facts DefenseTrump is arguing in court that he was being hyperbolic when called a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct a liar.
Politics
July 18 2017 11:41 PMJay Sekulow’s Cover-UpTrump's lawyer’s go-to move is to accuse Trump’s critics of crimes.
Jurisprudence
July 18 2017 5:52 PMNot So Fast, Special CounselAll the ways Robert Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump might be tripped up before it reaches the finish line.
Low Concept
July 17 2017 7:05 PMRobert Mueller Needs a New TeamIn order to crack this case, he’s going to have to call on a new kind of expert.
The Angle
July 17 2017 6:05 PMThe Angle: See What Sticks EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on paths to BCRA passage, Trump defenses of collusion, and dangerous fun.
Explainer
July 17 2017 5:33 PMTrigger WarningHas a literal smoking gun ever been the “smoking gun” in a criminal case?
The Good Fight
July 17 2017 11:59 AMKeep Calm, but Do SomethingThe problem with celebrating nonchalance in the face of terror.
Roads & Kingdoms
July 17 2017 7:15 AMTaste of the Silk RoadA feast in a remote village in Kyrgyzstan tells a story of centuries of exile and migration.
Open Thread
July 17 2017 12:00 AMWrong Way, Corrigan!Join Slate’s open thread for the week of July 17.
Low Concept
July 15 2017 9:41 AMWho Else Was in the Room?Predicting the next revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.
The Angle
July 14 2017 6:05 PMThe Angle: Playing Chicken EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on a new TB risk, David Brooks’ lunchmeats column, and the GOP’s silence.
Jurisprudence
July 14 2017 4:16 PMExcuses, ExcusesJared Kushner and Jeff Sessions both failed to disclose their Russia meetings to the FBI. One has a better explanation than the other.
The Slate Quiz
July 14 2017 5:56 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Jurisprudence
July 13 2017 7:09 PMThe Russia Conspiracy Goes to CourtTwo DNC donors and a staffer are suing the Trump campaign for working with the Russians to leak their emails. Will they win?
Jurisprudence
July 19 2017 4:00 PMThe Presidential Advisory Commission on Election MendacityThe first public meeting of Trump’s voter fraud panel was a horrifying parade of outright lies.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2017 3:09 PMA Prayer for the Real VictimsFor Jeff Sessions and the Supreme Court, the battle for Christians’ religious liberty is one of the only fights that matters.
The Angle
July 18 2017 6:03 PMThe Angle: Double Trump Fail EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Iran deal, the health care bill, and Dunkirk.
War Stories
July 18 2017 4:49 PMThe Iran TrapTrump is stuck with Obama’s nuclear deal. And his efforts to undermine it can only help Tehran.
Politics
July 17 2017 6:23 PMTrumpcare’s New RoadblockHow Republican governors could derail the health care bill.
Jurisprudence
July 17 2017 5:42 PMPresidential RevisionismThe New York Times published the flimsiest defense of Trump’s apparent emoluments violations yet.
Politics
July 17 2017 2:53 PMHow the Republicans Can Get Health Care PassedThere are two ways the GOP can push through the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Neither is very palatable.
Trials and Error
July 17 2017 9:00 AM55 Years Behind BarsSheldry Topp was a juvenile when Michigan sentenced him to life in prison. He’s 72 now. It’s time to let him go free.
Interrogation
July 17 2017 5:55 AMThe Dots Are Never Going to ConnectWhat Russians understand about the Russia scandal that Americans don’t.
Politics
July 15 2017 3:36 PMHow They Justify CollusionThe excuses for the Don Jr. meeting are even more damning than the meeting itself.
Dispatches
July 14 2017 6:40 PMThe KKK Is Not the Real FearPhotos from the Charlottesville rally.
Politics
July 14 2017 5:13 PMThe Most Dangerous GameHow long can Republicans risk everything to pretend Russia is no big deal?
Jurisprudence
July 14 2017 2:15 PMGrandma Is Family AgainA judge rules against Donald Trump’s travel ban guidelines saying grandparents don’t count as close family.
Politics
July 13 2017 7:36 PMDavid Brooks Almost Gets ItHe’s right that elites should be sensitive to how their privilege alienates the working class. Here’s what he’s still missing.
Politics
July 13 2017 7:07 PMWill Anyone Actually Kill This Bill?Two senators announce they will not vote for Trumpcare. The third no vote, though, is mysteriously missing.

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