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Thousands of U.S. soldiers are deployed at the southern border, but “deployed” really means “sitting around.”
Root for the DummySimon Rich grew up watching whip-smart sitcom characters. His own protagonists are quite the opposite.
Signed, Sealed, ForgottenThe mail bomber’s crimes have already faded from news headlines. But what can we learn from his methods?
Blame It on the MailerPresident Trump riles up his base in vile ways, but here’s why we shouldn’t blame him for the recent spate of mail bombs.
The NFL MafiaAmerica’s most lucrative sports league is dominated by a “very unimpressive group of inherited misfits.”
Here’s How Louis C.K. Ends Up Onstage at the Comedy CellarOwner Noam Dworman still welcomes the comedian, post-scandal, to perform at his club. He explains his reasoning.
Bare Necessities? Not in Alaska.There’s a reason Katmai National Park and Preserve has the fattest bears: They live the good life.
Sitting President, Standing AngerDonald Trump’s rhetoric is at its worst when he’s up on two feet. Case in point: his attack on Christine Blasey Ford.
Two Countries, at the Cost of OneIf polarized electoral results like Tuesday’s repeat themselves, America may soon feel like two separate nations.
A Congresswoman SpeaksCalifornia Rep. Jackie Speier has war stories to tell—and another in the making: putting the squeeze on President Trump.
What Newt Gingrich WroughtAmerica’s bipartisan split might look like a natural schism, but it was built by a GOP sick and tired of losing the House of Representatives.
Political Parties, American TribesDems and the GOP have divvied up the U.S. electorate too well. What was once a matter of policy choices is now all about worldview.
Something in the WaterHow a fight about Iowan water pollution revealed the dubious machinations of agricultural corporations and a Pulitzer Prize.
Prison Guard ConfidentialShane Bauer was jailed in Iran before becoming a prison guard in the United States. In both cases, he was first and foremost a reporter.
Land of (Only Some) OpportunityNational Review editor—and Slate alumnus—Reihan Salam on the inconvenient truths of U.S. immigration.
Between a Rock and a Funny PlaceComedy Cellar owner Noam Dworman has had a post-scandal Louis C.K. take to his stage six times now. But not without serious thought.
Olive Branch, Turkey LegThis Thanksgiving, Ike Barinholtz wants you to talk to your conservative relatives (even if his character in The Oath is really bad at it).
And What About Yemen?America’s most controversial ally, Saudi Arabia, is still at war with its southern neighbor. And America itself is still supporting it, for now.
Take Down the PollCampaign-funded opinion polls box lawmakers in on every little issue, argues historian Jill Lepore.
Reignited (and It Feels So Good)Rebecca Traister on the women’s anger that just might change the world.