The Strong, Loud Type

Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.

May 22 2015 2:48 PMHillary’s BubblesWhy Clinton’s longtime friends and confidants pose a special challenge for her presidential ambitions.
May 21 2015 6:51 PMWhy Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?A few are real contenders. The rest are going along for the ride.
May 19 2015 5:23 PMA Dishonest History of the Last WarRepublicans want to paint the Iraq war as an honest mistake, while laying the groundwork for the next one. 
May 18 2015 6:26 PMRepublicans Are Not on the Edge of ExtinctionThe GOP is an aging party, but it isn’t about to die out.
May 14 2015 9:03 AMWe Were Doing It Wrong: The Very First Political GabfestWatch Emily, John, and David review their inaugural Gabfest from 2005.
May 12 2015 9:12 PMCheap TalkHillary Clinton wants to champion some liberal issues. But what is she willing to do about inequality?
May 11 2015 8:28 PMDown SouthRepublican presidential hopefuls descended on South Carolina last weekend to show how low they can go.
May 8 2015 1:53 PMThe Jade Helm Conspiracy Theorists Have a PointJust not the one they think.
May 7 2015 6:46 PMWe Do Negotiate With TerroristsLet’s stop pretending we don’t, and craft better U.S. policy to protect American hostages.
May 6 2015 7:16 PMISIS Isn’t the New Soviet ThreatRepublicans who suggest otherwise have forgotten Christianity and Judaism’s own history of violence. 
May 5 2015 7:16 PMThe Truth About the ClintonsClinton Cash can’t prove anything against Hillary. That’s what makes it so necessary.
May 5 2015 5:29 PMA Swing and a MissPeter Schweizer’s attack on the Clintons leads with his conclusions and never connects the dots.
May 5 2015 3:45 AMThe Fraud of WarU.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have stolen tens of millions through bribery, theft, and rigged contracts.
May 4 2015 11:25 AMMy Baltimore BargainMy corner of the city is an ideal place to live. But the awkward truth is that it is attainable because it’s in a deeply troubled city.
May 1 2015 12:46 PMWe Know What Killed Freddie GrayAnd a police badge shouldn’t hide the truth.
May 22 2015 11:14 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
May 20 2015 7:04 PMOur Best Presidents Are Flip-FloppersWe shouldn’t criticize presidential candidates who change with the political winds. We should celebrate them.
May 18 2015 10:20 PMTry, Try AgainWhy Republican presidential candidates are stumbling on Iraq war hypotheticals.
May 15 2015 11:35 AMWhite OutWhy integrating America’s neighborhoods and cities is harder than we think. 
May 13 2015 6:59 PMA Tax on BlacknessRacism is still rampant in real estate.
May 12 2015 8:12 AMFighting the Last WarJeb Bush isn’t giving clear answers about America’s lessons in Iraq. That’s something no serious candidate can avoid.
May 11 2015 5:45 PMAll in the FamilyJeb Bush is embracing his brother’s mistaken decision to invade Iraq. Hillary Clinton is running away from her husband’s popular political legacy. Shouldn’t it be reversed?
May 8 2015 1:15 PMHow to Fix BaltimoreStart by lowering its property taxes.
May 7 2015 5:52 PMHuckabee’s Welfare State ConservatismThe former Arkansas governor understands something important about GOP voters: They aren’t opposed to welfare spending as long as it’s for them.
May 6 2015 6:40 PMClinton’s Immigration Game ChangerHillary Clinton just went left of everyone.
May 5 2015 6:56 PMPick OneSome conservatives are trying to unify the GOP around a single candidate—if only they could agree on the same one.
May 5 2015 3:42 PMFlip the Patriot Act’s Kill SwitchLet the worst parts of the law die.
May 4 2015 5:31 PMBen Carson Is No Herman CainHe’s far more paranoid.
May 1 2015 8:04 PMWhy David Brooks Shouldn’t Talk About Poor PeopleThe New York Times columnist believes their poverty stems from a lack of virtue. 
April 30 2015 6:41 PMNot Weakened With BernieHow Bernie Sanders running for president helps Hillary Clinton.