The Real Reason for the Chaos in the House
It’s not just rebellious GOP lawmakers. It’s what empowers those lawmakers to buck the party leadership.
Is Trump Going to Run Out of Money?He will need to start spending serious cash to keep his campaign going. He might not have it.
Both Rubio and Jeb Are Running for Another Bush TermThey are George W. Bush Republicans in every conventional sense.
Were the Oregon Shooting Victims Christian Martyrs?It’s too early to say, but we’ve used the label for mass shooting victims in the past and it ended up being a mistake.
Republicans Have No Answer for RoseburgObama says that our gun supply leads to more deaths. The GOP has no plausible alternative theory.
The GOP Argument for Defunding Planned Parenthood Is IncoherentThe party’s positions on the group contradict one another.
Elizabeth Warren Just Gave the Best Response to Black Lives MatterShe went further than any other mainstream politician has gone so far, but it’s still not enough.
What Happened at Slate This Week?What the magazine taught me about Joe Biden, the banality of good, and fake sounds in action flicks.
Nancy Pelosi Should Decide the Next SpeakerDemocrats and Republicans need to make a deal to put Kevin McCarthy in charge.
How Mass Shooters Get Their GunsHere are the origins of every gun used in the high-profile massacres of Obama’s presidency.
Mass Shootings Are Not the Real ProblemEveryday gun violence in black communities kills many more Americans. Why do we keep ignoring it?
Jeb’s First Rubio Attack Will Never WorkBush is calling his former mentee “inexperienced.” That’s the lamest possible critique.
Ted Cruz Is Even More Cynical Than TrumpHis bad-faith efforts to force an unwinnable shutdown fight show how little regard the GOP presidential candidate has for his own voters.
Boehner Quitting Doesn’t Fix AnythingConservatives will still be clamoring for a needless, painful shutdown in a few months.
It Should Have Been MitchThe Senate majority leader deserves conservative ire more than John Boehner ever did.
Our George WallaceDonald Trump is a scaremonger. And he’s bringing the most hateful strains of American politics back to life.