Trump’s Assault on Prosecutorial Independence

How the president’s meddling threatens the DOJ—and the rule of law.

May 21 2018 1:05 PMWhy It Makes Sense for Rod Rosenstein to Appease Trump
May 20 2018 10:43 PMMore Details on the NYT’s Latest Don Jr. Meeting Scoop, From One of the Guys Who Reported It
May 16 2018 12:15 PMWhere Is Bibi Netanyahu Taking Israel?Why the Israeli prime minster befriends anti-Semites and ignores the Palestinians—and what that means for his country’s future.
May 14 2018 4:06 PMThe Dangerous Idea That British Rule Was Good for IndiaImperial nostalgia in the age of Brexit.
May 10 2018 11:00 AM“I’m Scared of That World”A former U.S. ambassador to Russia on the disinformation campaign against him—and Russia’s increasingly sophisticated attacks on reality.
May 7 2018 2:50 PMWhat the Hell Happened to Rudy Giuliani?How the former prosecutor and 9/11 hero ended up like this.
May 6 2018 10:37 PMWhere the Story of Trump’s $400 Million Cash Spending Could Go Next, According to David Fahrenthold
May 2 2018 10:16 AMThe 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.
May 1 2018 9:47 AMDeal BreakerUnraveling the Iran nuclear agreement could destabilize the Middle East in new and frightening ways.
April 26 2018 8:04 AMTexas DangersLawrence Wright argues that his home state is in trouble—and bringing America down with it.
April 24 2018 8:00 AMBrand PoliticsDid Trump run in 2016 mostly to boost his business profile? Adam Davidson says yes.
April 19 2018 9:03 AMThe 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.
April 13 2018 10:30 AMBarbara 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.
April 10 2018 11:38 PM“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.
April 9 2018 4:31 PMNo One Is Coming to Syria’s RescueHow last weekend’s chemical-weapons attack fits into the growing sectarian war for the Middle East.
May 21 2018 10:48 AMWhy “Abolish ICE” Is Not the AnswerAn Obama administration official on why the argument to dismantle ICE is misguided.
May 18 2018 5:50 AMBernie’s BroSanders’ 2016 campaign manager on why Bernie still won’t call himself a Democrat but is the party’s best hope.
May 15 2018 11:28 AM“The Current Israeli Government Feels It Can Do Anything”An Israeli human rights lawyer on the IDF’s lax live-fire rules, and how the government gets away with it.
May 11 2018 8:00 AMMaggie Haberman and the Toxic SwampThe New York Times reporter on the White House Correspondents Dinner, Trump’s Cohen investigation fears, and why she hates Twitter.
May 7 2018 8:04 PMThe Key Signs of Money Laundering, According to a Former Prosecutor
May 7 2018 9:00 AMBefore Pop Culture FeminismWhy many great female writers of the 20th century didn’t call themselves feminists.
May 4 2018 10:56 AMJust How Unethical Is Trump’s Legal Team?We asked a legal professor of ethics about Giuliani, Cohen, payoffs, and the rest of this mess.
May 1 2018 8:46 PMWhat Is Mueller Up To?What his team’s list of questions and strategy reveals about what they’ve got and where they’re going.
April 27 2018 10:02 AM“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.
April 24 2018 7:04 PMStatus WhoaA new study finds that Obama voters who went Trump were motivated not by economic anxiety, but by a fear of losing power.
April 23 2018 4:46 PMMacron’s Strategy of FlatteryThe French president’s fawning over Trump has yet to yield any promising results. Could this time be different?
April 16 2018 1:33 PMHow Low Will Trump Go?The president’s legal situation appears to be getting worse. What might he do to get out of it?
April 12 2018 9:00 AMWill 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.
April 10 2018 7:58 PM“Trump’s Options Are Very Much Closing”What we learned from a wild 24 hours in Washington and New York.
April 6 2018 11:00 AM“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.