“The Idea That He’s Racist Is Absurd”
That Yale professor who knows “the real reason” liberals hate Trump defends his op-ed, the president, and birtherism.
McKinsey’s Saudi Arabia Scandal Exposes the Consulting Industry’s Achilles’ HeelThe company peddles influence without responsibility, says the author of a book about the firm.
Why in the World Is Dean Heller Leading in the Polls in Nevada?A close read of one Senate race Democrats should be winning.
Is Democracy Necessarily Good?A new book asks hard questions about the democratic ideal and the reality.
How Dangerous Is Jair Bolsonaro?The far-right candidate will probably be Brazil’s next president. What sort of damage will he do?
Can a Magazine Still Be Contrarian in 2018?An exit interview with Slate Group chairman Jacob Weisberg.
The New York Times Stands By Its Rod Rosenstein ScoopReporter Michael Schmidt talks about his sources—and says that if Rosenstein were joking about recording Trump, reporting it wouldn’t have been so tough.
An Interview With the Psychiatrist Who Says White House Officials Called Her With Concerns About Trump’s Mental Health
“There Is a Hunger Out There for More Complicated Discussions”A conversation with Meghan Daum about her journey into the intellectual dark web.
The Culture War That Is Tearing the Catholic Church ApartHow church rifts may have inspired the latest accusations against Pope Francis.
The Cruelty of Our Age of GenerosityHow rich elites work to “make the world a better place” while protecting their own riches.
“The Military Goes to War. The Country Does Not.”What most Americans don’t understand about the disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Understanding Reagan in the Era of TrumpNever the smartest guys in the room, the two entertainers turned presidents drastically changed the Republican Party. Do the similarities stop there?
“This Was an Own Goal. This Was Ridiculous.”Why the Elizabeth Warren DNA story has united the right in anger and mockery.
“I Can’t Explain It”How a onetime believer in the Saudi crown prince views the alleged assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.
What Nate Silver’s Worried AboutTalking to the FiveThirtyEight forecaster about the midterms, 2020, and the New York Times’ election coverage.
“There’s Now a Clash of Moral Values”A new entry in the debate over whether campus identity politics are to blame for ruining America.
“I Certainly Didn’t Think of Myself as Asian”The Indian American author of a new memoir on her particular immigrant experience.
When a Slave Becomes FreeEsi Edugyan on her new novel’s quest to understand the journey from bondage to liberation.
DehumanizedThe prison system is set up to degrade inmates and their guards. Just ask the journalist who’s been both.
“I Will Not Say a Single Word on This”What to make of Francis’ insufficient response to the serious allegations against him.
Why John McCain Was No Moderate RepublicanA historian of the GOP on the late senator’s predecessors and conservative legacy.
What’s to Blame for the Rise of the Gig Economy?A different way of looking at the nature of temporary work.
“I Have to Ask Myself Why I Didn’t Call Somebody”A prominent Catholic intellectual on the rumors he never acted on and how he and other Catholics are grappling with the sheer scale of the church’s sex abuse epidemic.