Weapon of Self-Destruction

How the Iraq war wrecked the GOP.

Sept. 27 2016 1:35 PMIs Anyone Buying Trump’s Impression of a Small-Government Conservative?  In need of traditional Republican support, he mostly stuck to traditional Republican nostrums.
Sept. 27 2016 1:38 AMMaking It Up as He Goes AlongDonald Trump’s genius for improvisation and why it failed him at the first debate.
Sept. 27 2016 1:09 AMWhat Donald Trump Means When He Talks About Stop-and-FriskIn Trump’s America, there are two sets of laws: one for white people and one for everyone else.
Sept. 26 2016 6:07 PMWhat Twitter Pundits Are Saying About the First Presidential DebateCheck out the instant spin room.
Sept. 26 2016 10:20 AMTrump vs. Clinton: Who’s Winning Today’s Forecasts of Who Will Win the Election?Find out with the Slate ~100 Percent Accurate Electoral Forecast Averagifier.
Sept. 22 2016 1:15 PMThe 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.
Sept. 19 2016 8:47 PMThe Official LieThe Republican party is now embracing Trump’s birther bullshit.
Sept. 16 2016 5:07 PMNah, Trump’s Still a BirtherIt’s the core of his political identity.
Sept. 16 2016 11:48 AMRemember When George H.W. Bush Puked on the Japanese Prime Minister?Clinton wobbled, and the media freaked. Bush ralphed, and the media cooed.
Sept. 15 2016 10:24 AMTrump Proposes Home-School Vouchers for Poor Kids. It’s a Dumb Idea That No One Wants.It’s also not about poor kids.
Sept. 14 2016 2:46 PMA Poll Says Trump’s Up Five Points in Ohio. Is It Time to Freak Out?A dialogue.
Sept. 13 2016 4:54 PMTrump’s Campaign Against Clinton Is an Exercise in Projection“Unstable,” “bigoted,” “grifter.” The truest descriptions of Trump are his descriptions of Hillary.
Sept. 12 2016 7:56 PMHow to Cover Hillary Clinton Aggressively in the Age of TrumpA conversation about “false balance.”
Sept. 11 2016 11:47 PMDo Half of Trump’s Supporters Really Belong in a “Basket of Deplorables”?Yes.
Sept. 9 2016 6:47 PMAnother Reason Trump Loves PutinThey swim together in the white nationalist fever swamps.
Sept. 27 2016 9:44 AMThe Art of the VenalDonald Trump thinks politics is business, and business is theft.
Sept. 27 2016 1:33 AMTrump’s Campaign Can’t Answer Whether He’s Paid Federal Income Taxes, EitherThe scene in the spin room.
Sept. 26 2016 10:27 PMWho Won the First Presidential Debate?Vote in our totally unscientific online poll.
Sept. 26 2016 2:30 PMThe 66 Things I Am Worried Will Go Wrong for Hillary Clinton in the DebatesI am Pokémon Go-ing to have a nervous breakdown.
Sept. 25 2016 5:03 PMHow to Beat Trump in a DebateHe has three weaknesses.
Sept. 20 2016 6:31 PMTerrorism Doesn’t Help TrumpJust look at the polls.
Sept. 19 2016 5:48 PMHillary’s Play for MillennialsClinton makes the case that she’s the authentic one.
Sept. 16 2016 4:59 PMHow to Play the National Media, in Eight Simple StepsDonald Trump’s birther event was a living, breathing act of media criticism.
Sept. 15 2016 6:52 PMGary 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.
Sept. 14 2016 3:47 PMThe 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.
Sept. 14 2016 8:36 AMThe GOP Is in an Ideological Civil WarDonald Trump’s family leave plan proves it.
Sept. 13 2016 4:36 PMTrump’s SecretUnlike Clinton, he isn’t transparent about anything, but he has dictated how the press judges him.
Sept. 12 2016 6:18 PMBob 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.
Sept. 10 2016 1:55 PMElection 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.
Sept. 8 2016 5:10 PMOn the One Hand, the Media’s Coverage of the Trump–Clinton Forum Was a DisasterOn the other—no, never mind, it sucked.