How to Play the National Media, in Eight Simple StepsDonald Trump’s birther event was a living, breathing act of media criticism.
Gary Johnson Is Not Worth Any Liberal’s Protest VoteHe’s a free-market ideologue who would work to undermine large pieces of the left’s program.
The Violent, Racist Meaning of “Redemption”In foretelling bloody insurrection in the event of a Clinton victory, Kentucky’s governor invoked America’s history of racial reaction.
Trump’s SecretUnlike Clinton, he isn’t transparent about anything, but he has dictated how the press judges him.
Bob Timberg’s ScarsYears after his face was blown off by a Viet Cong grenade, the writer and Marine held up a mirror to himself and his country.
Election Day Shouldn’t Be a News-Free ZoneThis Nov. 8, Slate will publish real-time projections based on voter turnout, so citizens will finally know as much as the campaigns do about who is winning and why.
On the One Hand, the Media’s Coverage of the Trump–Clinton Forum Was a DisasterOn the other—no, never mind, it sucked.
NBC’s Commander in Chief Forum Was an Authoritarian FarceA case study in how not to handle Trump—and in how Trump, as president, would handle us.
Desert, StormThe Bush administration thought an elective war would make America safer. Then Katrina hit. The untold story of the Iraq war’s toll on New Orleans.
What Trump’s Black Church Appearance Is Really AboutA leaked script reveals his intended audience: white Republicans.
The Clintons Didn’t Screw Up Haiti Alone. You Helped.Trump has turned Haiti into the new symbol of Bill and Hillary’s crookedness. If only things were that simple.
Remember When George H.W. Bush Puked on the Japanese Prime Minister?Clinton wobbled, and the media freaked. Bush ralphed, and the media cooed.
Trump Proposes Home-School Vouchers for Poor Kids. It’s a Dumb Idea That No One Wants.It’s also not about poor kids.
Trump’s Campaign Against Clinton Is an Exercise in Projection“Unstable,” “bigoted,” “grifter.” The truest descriptions of Trump are his descriptions of Hillary.
The Proud Ignorance of Donald TrumpAt NBC News’ Commander-in-Chief Forum, the Republican nominee showed his contempt for the presidency and his supporters.
The Looming Budget Showdown Has Exposed the GOP’s Essential TrumpishnessFreedom Caucus Republicans want to tie the refugee-punching American SAFE Act to a short-term funding package.
Trump–Clinton 101A surprising educational split among white voters is the defining characteristic of this election.