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What Happened When President Carter Fired Five Cabinet Officials

Whistlestop on an outsider president’s failed attempt to shake up his administration.

July 20 2017 3:03 PMMore Reprehensible Than Watergate?Whistlestop revisits the Nixon campaign’s efforts to “monkey wrench” a Vietnam peace deal.
June 14 2017 1:00 PMIs Donald Trump Experiencing Cognitive Decline?The president’s speech has changed dramatically over the years. One writer investigates whether it’s age and stress or something else.
June 2 2017 10:24 AMThe Rise of Fake News on the LeftRead a Trumpcast discussion about Louise Mensch and the erosion of journalistic standards.
May 6 2016 1:11 PMWhich Candidate Is the Best Sweet Talker? Slate’s Political Gabfest performs a parody of what a contested convention would have looked like—using candy bars! 
Feb. 22 2016 12:37 PMBehind the Scenes at the Republican DebateJohn Dickerson takes the Political Gabfest behind the curtain.
Jan. 11 2016 3:48 PMWhat the Oregon Standoff Is Really AboutIs thinking about this protest in racial terms missing the point? The Political Gabfest discusses Oregon in an extra bonus segment.
Jan. 7 2016 4:45 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Jan. 4.
Dec. 25 2015 11:33 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?I read somber things and I read festive things.
Dec. 18 2015 1:41 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Read or do not read all of these articles. There is no try.
Dec. 11 2015 12:19 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Trump.
Dec. 4 2015 11:03 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Why I can’t stop listening to Adele, and what I’m reading about the senseless violence in Paris, Colorado, and San Bernardino. 
Nov. 19 2015 2:43 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 16.
Nov. 12 2015 3:31 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 9.
Oct. 29 2015 11:03 AMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Oct. 26.
Oct. 9 2015 11:37 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?What the magazine taught me about Joe Biden, the banality of good, and fake sounds in action flicks.
June 23 2017 10:25 AMHow to Persuade Trump’s Most Loyal SupportersMake a moral argument, but choose the right morals.
June 13 2017 11:21 AMWhy Can’t Al Franken Make More Jokes at the GOP’s Expense?Read what the Gist asked the Minnesota senator about humor in Washington.
May 31 2016 10:50 AMReagan, The Americans, and the Cold WarThe Weisberg brothers—showrunner and Slate chief—in conversation. 
May 4 2016 10:56 AMTrail MixOn the road with Bernie, Trump, and Jeb! (Remember him?)
Feb. 17 2016 12:50 PMThe Nominations We Should Care About This Campaign SeasonDahlia Lithwick discusses what this presidential election means for the Supreme Court and why we should pay more attention.
Jan. 8 2016 4:21 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Marie Kondo isn’t a tedious fad, Tristram Shandy isn’t a short book, and everything’s more complicated than you think. 
Dec. 31 2015 11:38 AMOur Favorite Reads of 2015Slate writers and editors pick their favorite stories from around the Web.
Dec. 24 2015 11:45 AMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Dec. 21.
Dec. 17 2015 4:12 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Dec. 14.
Dec. 10 2015 6:27 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Dec. 7.
Nov. 26 2015 9:52 AMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 23.
Nov. 13 2015 2:40 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Ben Mathis-Lilley’s advice on avoiding jet lag, high court hairstyles, and the merits of 1920s monetary policy.
Oct. 30 2015 2:15 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Home page editor Seth Maxon recaps a terrifying week. 
Oct. 16 2015 12:36 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?What Slate’s news director read when she wasn’t marshaling our coverage of the Democratic debate.
June 9 2015 2:00 PMThe Macho PrimaryWhich Republican presidential candidate is the manliest? Slate decides.

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