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Alyssa Mastromonaco, who served as deputy chief of staff in Obama’s White House, on why mess ups like the Kellyanne Conway couch photo actually matter.
Slobs vs. SnobsThe Free Beacon’s film critic reviews the delightful romp that is our conservative vs. liberal political death match.
James Comey’s Slow DripThe president’s allies are being investigated for connections to Moscow. Are we making a big enough deal of this?
What’s Next for Travel Ban 2.0Typically, judges aren’t supposed to use campaign-trail speech to evaluate official policy. Slate legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick says the travel ban case isn’t typical.
Stretching the Truth With Maria KonnikovaThe New Yorker writer returns to investigate whether stretching is really a warm up or a huge safety hazard.
See You in Court!Lawfare’s Ben Wittes on some lingering questions about President Trump’s new executive order on immigration.
Trump’s Azerbaijan ProblemThe New Yorker’s Adam Davidson looked into one of the Trump Organization’s most questionable deals and found lots of red flags.
Moneyball for the Israeli MilitaryIn his latest book, Michael Lewis studies the Israeli psychologists who changed decision-making forever.
The Year “Gangnam” Was RobbedWhen everyone was spoofing “Call Me Maybe” and a Swedish song factory in Sweden was taking over the charts.
Coming to America With Maeve HigginsThe Irish comedian tells disparate, inspiring, scary tales of immigrants coming to America in her podcast.
Gonzo JournalismBrad Meltzer delves into the story of Jim Henson’s life and legacy in the latest installment of his biography series for kids.
An Experiment to Save Local News in Nevada Veteran reporter Jon Ralston on his independent news startup and covering politics in the ultimate purple state.
Facing the News Like a Poker ChampGuest host Maria Konnikova speaks with Annie Duke about how champion card players stay calm during hard times
Would a Narcissist Do This?The good news is the president doesn’t have narcissistic personality disorder. The bad news is he seems to be inured to distress.
John Darnielle Talks About Words and SnakesThe Mountain Goats’ lead singer on his horror novel, Universal Harvester, and accidental creative inspiration.
Health Care! It’s Trump’s Problem Now.Slate’s Jordan Weissmann and Jim Newell look at Trump’s no-win situation, a day before the AHCA gets a House vote.
Cold, Hard Facts With Wendy ZukermanThe Science Vs. host takes on everything from climate change to ghosts on her weekly podcast.
Dangerous Times With Kelly McEversThe host of All Things Considered and Embedded reflects on her career as a war reporter and the roots of her new podcast.
Todd Barry Would Rather Be DrummingWhy stand-up is better than substitute teaching but not as cool as playing the bongos.
Survey Says …Toggling between red and blue Facebook to take the nation’s political temperature? There’s a better way.
A Beautiful Health Care Plan, Just TerrificVox writer Sarah Kliff returns to break down the new health care bill.
The Fonz Talks About FontsActor and author Henry Winkler on Happy Days and how he came to terms with dyslexia through his Hank Zipzer books.
A World Disorder DoctrineDon’t worry about China. Do worry about North Korea. And reassure global allies. Foreign policy expert Richard Haas has some advice for the president.
George Saunders’ American GhostsWith his first novel, Saunders traverses the afterlife with Abraham Lincoln’s son.
On Saddam Hussein’s CaseFormer CIA analyst John Nixon spent years studying former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein—his rise to power, his frustration with the U.S., his bad poetry.
Andy Zaltzman Is Back at Exactly the Right TimeThe British satirist reboots his influential comedy show The Bugle, just in time for Brexit and a Trump White House.
A Late Show for Grown-UpsChris Licht is helping to turn The Late Show With Stephen Colbert into the heir-apparent of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show.
David Frum Beseeches You to FocusThe Atlantic’s David Frum says Never Trumpers can’t afford to splinter apart now.