Trump’s Assault on Prosecutorial Independence
How the president’s meddling threatens the DOJ—and the rule of law.
Where 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.
“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.
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.
Why “Abolish ICE” Is Not the AnswerAn Obama administration official on why the argument to dismantle ICE is misguided.
Bernie’s BroSanders’ 2016 campaign manager on why Bernie still won’t call himself a Democrat but is the party’s best hope.
“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.
Maggie 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.
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.