Before Pop Culture FeminismWhy many great female writers of the 20th century didn’t call themselves feminists.
Just How Unethical Is Trump’s Legal Team?We asked a legal professor of ethics about Giuliani, Cohen, payoffs, and the rest of this mess.
What Is Mueller Up To?What his team’s list of questions and strategy reveals about what they’ve got and where they’re going.
“Reporters Would Just Scream at Her About Emails”A New York Times campaign reporter on how much the media is to blame for Hillary’s defeat.
Status WhoaA new study finds that Obama voters who went Trump were motivated not by economic anxiety, but by a fear of losing power.
Macron’s Strategy of FlatteryThe French president’s fawning over Trump has yet to yield any promising results. Could this time be different?
How Low Will Trump Go?The president’s legal situation appears to be getting worse. What might he do to get out of it?
Will Europe’s Muslims Ever Be Accepted as Europeans?The author of a new study on Islam in Europe on the challenge of European tribalism and what European Muslims can learn from Jews.
“Trump’s Options Are Very Much Closing”What we learned from a wild 24 hours in Washington and New York.
“It Always Felt Subversive”As a child, Parul Sehgal had to sneak books out of her parents’ library. Now the New York Times book critic talks about the bliss of reading while serving many masters.
Democracy DownAn interview with Timothy Snyder about what ails our country, and why so many of us can’t see it.
The State of Our Union Is … Strong?James and Deborah Fallows traveled around the country to see how people are doing in their lives—and are feeling oddly optimistic.
Deal BreakerUnraveling the Iran nuclear agreement could destabilize the Middle East in new and frightening ways.
Texas DangersLawrence Wright argues that his home state is in trouble—and bringing America down with it.
The Roots of America’s Gun CultureHow 18th-century British arms sales, the slave trade, and the Revolutionary War contributed to the mess we have today.
Barbara Ehrenreich Doesn’t Have Time for Self-CareThe Natural Causes author on wellness fads, the pernicious ideology of Oprah, and the classism of smoking bans.
“The ACLU Would Be Up in Arms”Alan Dershowitz, fresh from a White House visit, tells Slate the president’s civil liberties have been violated during the Mueller investigation.
No One Is Coming to Syria’s RescueHow last weekend’s chemical-weapons attack fits into the growing sectarian war for the Middle East.
The Scariest Part of the Sinclair StoryCNN’s Brian Stelter on how local news is expanding “the alternative universe of information” that our president just loves.
The Pope and the PresidentNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat sees the parallels—and pitfalls—of the populist leaders.
The Power to Reshape Our PoliticsWhy adding a citizenship question to the census is so significant, and so dangerous.
Crowd Pleasers vs. the Big-Question ComediesJudd Apatow explains why he makes movies that explore the human condition (sometimes).