Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

I Have to Ask
Aug. 24 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Anand Giridharadas EditionAre philanthropic do-gooding elites making America … worse?
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Aug. 21 2018 11:08 PMThe Cohen and Manafort News Is Huge. But What Does It Mean for Trump?
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Aug. 20 2018 8:00 AM“The Military Goes to War. The Country Does Not.”What most Americans don’t understand about the disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Aug. 17 2018 10:01 AMUm, in Praise of OmarosaNew York Times op-ed columnist Michelle Goldberg makes the case that the former Trump aide is honorable in her own way.
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Aug. 15 2018 5:55 AM“We Didn’t Really Want to Weigh In”An author defends his decision to write a new book celebrating Henry Kissinger.
Books
Aug. 12 2018 7:15 PMThe Impossible Legacy of V.S. NaipaulMany of his books are masterpieces. When I interviewed him, I couldn’t keep the look of disgust off my face.
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Aug. 10 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The David D. Kirkpatrick Edition  The New York Times international correspondent on how the Obama administration helped undermine the Arab Spring.
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Aug. 6 2018 10:26 PMNo One Voted for Facebook and Apple to Deal With Alex JonesWhatever they do with conspiracy theorists, placing the distribution of information in the hands of a few tech companies will remain a very big problem.
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Aug. 6 2018 10:00 AMThe Upside of AngerThe moral philosopher Martha Nussbaum on productive rage versus retribution in politics.
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Aug. 2 2018 12:26 PMWhy White Liberals Are So Unwilling to Recognize Their Own Racism
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July 30 2018 12:34 PM100 Days to GoHow confident should Democrats feel about their chances of taking back the House?
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July 27 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Ottessa Moshfegh EditionThe author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation on the conflation of politics and entertainment with art.
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July 24 2018 12:13 PMThe War on ImmigrantsElizabeth Holtzman quit a Homeland Security advisory committee over Trump’s “punitive, cruel, vicious, heartless, ruthless” immigration policy.
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July 20 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Annie Lowrey EditionThe author of Give People Money on whether America needs a universal basic income.
The Slatest
July 17 2018 3:27 PMTrump Resorts to His Usual Maneuver When He Screws Up Big Time
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Aug. 23 2018 11:21 AMWhat’s to Blame for the Rise of the Gig Economy?A different way of looking at the nature of temporary work.
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Aug. 20 2018 3:44 PM“I Have to Ask Myself Why I Didn’t Call Somebody”A prominent Catholic intellectual on the rumors he never acted on and how he and other Catholics are grappling with the sheer scale of the church’s sex abuse epidemic.
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Aug. 18 2018 8:29 PMWhat John Dean Has to Say About the NYT’s Blockbuster Don McGahn Story
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Aug. 17 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Michelle Goldberg EditionThe New York Times columnist on what recent primaries tell us about the future of the Democratic Party.
Brow Beat
Aug. 12 2018 7:21 PMWhere to Start With V.S. Naipaul
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Aug. 10 2018 10:01 AM“It Was a Lovely, Lovely Time”What Egypt felt like during the Arab Spring, and how it all went wrong.
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Aug. 9 2018 5:51 AMThe DeradicalizedWhy some white supremacists eventually give up on hate.
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Aug. 6 2018 4:42 PMWill Trump’s Tweet About the Don Jr. Meeting Put Him in Legal Jeopardy?
I Have to Ask
Aug. 3 2018 10:02 AMI Have to Ask: The Martha Nussbaum EditionThe moral philosopher explains how anger took over American politics.
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July 31 2018 11:16 AMWhat Is Michael Cohen’s Endgame?A former senior counsel with the Starr investigation has some theories.
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July 27 2018 10:01 AMOttessa Moshfegh Isn’t Here to Teach You Good ValuesThe author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation on odd jobs, dark stories, and why she doesn’t have time for social media politics.
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July 25 2018 6:52 PMKhan’s JobAfter a controversial and violent election, what should we expect from the likely new prime minister of Pakistan.
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July 23 2018 5:45 AMUniversal Basic Income Is Not a Magic BulletThe author of Give People Money on the pitfalls and promises of retooling the U.S. safety net.
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July 18 2018 11:00 AMWisconsin Used to Be Progressive. What Happened?The author of The Fall of Wisconsin on how the state went from celebrating unions to vilifying public servants.
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July 16 2018 6:37 PMThe Most Explosive Revelation From the Charges Against Mariia ButinaAnd what you probably missed from last week’s indictment of 12 Russians.

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