Dissecting the Carrier DealAaron Renn of the Manhattan Institute on Trump’s first deal as president-elect.
Why Working People Left the DemocratsAuthor Thomas Frank says the Democratic Party deserted labor years ago, and he sees little sign of a course correction.
Revenge of the Music NerdsYear after year, musicians like Chic wither on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now the hall is inviting more critics to vote.
A Former Breitbart Star Takes On Steve BannonBen Shapiro used to be a writer for Breitbart. Now, he’s an enemy of the alt-right.
Here’s What We’ve Noticed About BrexitThe Gist talks to comedian Josie Long about weird-sounding place names.
Can Jared Kushner Really Get Top-Secret Intel?Slate’s Fred Kaplan on the rumored Trump plan to give family members national security clearance.
The Liberal Hegemony of Pop CultureNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat on how conservatives feel alienated by late night TV and what we’ve learned about Republican voters.
Here’s Why You Should Skip That Fancy BlenderThe Gist talks to comedian Kyle Kinane about fancy blenders.
Solidarity, Sister?New York Times columnist Gail Collins debunks the myth of the women’s vote, and NPR’s David Folkenflik says the media should step away from the polls.
More Rock, Less TalkPuzzling through it all: the anti-Trump protests the Trump economy, and of course the Trump win.
Jamelle Bouie Sums It UpSlate’s senior political correspondent on what to look for after the results start rolling in.
A Tax on Both Their HousesThe New Yorker’s Adam Davidson looks back at the presidential campaign and its wasteland of tax policies.
Spotlight on a (Very) Close RaceThe race in New York’s 19th district has everything: celebrity, big money, name-calling, fracking, and a very uncertain outcome.
What’s Bunk About BrainstormingMaria Konnikova wonders, “How about we touch base later and piggyback on a few of these ideas?”
Stephen Dubner’s Genre-Busting Game ShowThe Freakonomics journalist on his new podcast, Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, where panelists are taken out of their comfort zones.
The Alt-Right Is Using TrumpBen Shapiro on how the group will take advantage of its newfound prominence.
Learning From the Fallout of BrexitComedian and BBC Radio host Josie Long comes to America with her new, politically charged show Something Better.
The Incredible Failure of Get Out the VoteWe thought Trump had a terrible ground game. And Clinton was expert at microtargeting. Sasha Issenberg tells us what went wrong.
A Show That Watches the PoliceTV journalist Dan Abrams on the controversial A&E docuseries Live PD, which follows police officers in real time.
This Is Your Brain on Political CorrectnessIn Campus Politics, history professor Jonathan Zimmerman argues that the marriage of psychology and political discourse has hurt our capacity for debate.
The Fault in Our PollsFiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten explains polling error, and Princeton’s Julian Zelizer puts the 2016 election in historical context.
It’s Morning in Trump’s AmericaHow did the media botch this call? GOP strategist Mike Murphy hazards a guess. Plus, the New Yorker’s Adam Davidson explains the market turbulence surrounding the election.
The Myth of the Hard-Luck Trump VoterA lot of reporting claims Trump supporters aren’t racist, they’ve just fallen on hard times. Slate’s Michelle Goldberg says that’s not the full story.
Harry Enten Explains the FiveThirtyEight NumbersAre you freaked out about Trump’s resurgent poll numbers? We called the senior reporter at FiveThirtyEight to calm our nerves.
Dominate the News, You LoseFormer Obama aide Tommy Vietor says one axiom holds true this election: The candidate in the headlines slips in the polls.
Is Probiotic Yogurt a Health Craze That’s Stuck Around Too Long?Mike Pesca and Mo Rocca discuss in The Gist’s Slate Plus bonus segment.