Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

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Oct. 3 2017 7:15 AMPuerto Rico’s Tough SpotNot independent, not a state—a window into the island’s unique and difficult relationship with the mainland United States.
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Oct. 1 2017 9:35 PMWhat Happened in Catalonia?Why the independence referendum turned violent.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 28 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 2)The editor of the New Yorker on what ails the NFL and whether the magazine could go web-only.
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Sept. 25 2017 6:26 PMPolitics in Sports Is As American As RacismViewing the NFL protest through the long lens of history.
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Sept. 22 2017 12:43 PM“There’s No Office Left to Run For”New Yorker editor David Remnick on the rawness of Clinton’s What Happened—and his hopes for Obama’s presidential memoir.
Politics
Sept. 19 2017 11:23 AMAll Tribes Are Not EqualAndrew Sullivan’s simplistic diagnosis—and unrealistic cure—for what ails us.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 14 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Ayobami Adebayo EditionThe author of Stay With Me on using fiction to fight gender norms.
Future Tense
Sept. 6 2017 7:15 AMThe Next WarWhat the military doesn’t know it doesn’t know about future threats.
I Have to Ask
Aug. 31 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Claire Messud EditionThe author of The Burning Girl on how Elena Ferrante opened up more space for writing novels about women.
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 30 2017 3:05 PMThe Ministry of Utmost HappinessSlate critics discuss the long-awaited second novel from Arundhati Roy.
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Aug. 28 2017 7:30 AMGeneral ConcernsHow worried should we be about the military’s takeover of American foreign policy?
I Have to Ask
Aug. 24 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Mark Lilla EditionThe author of The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics has a recipe to save Democrats.
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Aug. 21 2017 5:55 AMAre the ’60s to Blame for Donald Trump?An interview with Kurt Andersen about his theories for how we got here.
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Aug. 18 2017 9:08 AM“I Don’t Write My Books to Explain My Country to Others”Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk on why he doesn’t want his work to be described as bridging East and West.
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Aug. 16 2017 10:12 AMThe Dangers of American ExceptionalismThe problem with Americans thinking America is, at its heart, good.
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Oct. 2 2017 7:15 AM“We Should Be Unrelenting”New Yorker editor David Remnick on journalism in the era of Trump and the internet.
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Sept. 29 2017 11:57 AMBad JobWhy corporate America is so much more awful than it used to be.
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Sept. 27 2017 8:25 PMDo Campaigns Matter?A new study argues that much of the work campaigns do doesn’t change voters’ minds at all.
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Sept. 25 2017 12:30 PMFacebook Was Built for ThisThe gargantuan social network enabled Russian interference in the election, and it will do it again.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 21 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 1)The editor of the New Yorker on Hillary hatred and the problem with Obama cashing in on Wall Street.
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Sept. 19 2017 7:15 AMMerkel’s LegacyAs Germany prepares to head to the polls, the chancellor’s exhausted, Europe’s in shambles, and a neo-Nazi party is on the rise.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 7 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Amna Nawaz EditionThe ABC News anchor reveals her reporting on white nationalists and what can be learned from talking to extremists.
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Sept. 5 2017 9:00 AMA New Standard for Sexual ConsentWhat needs to change so that women don’t feel crappy about sex they have in college.
The Slatest
Aug. 30 2017 4:46 PMTrump’s Tax Speech Isn’t Really Worth Evaluating, TBH
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Aug. 30 2017 7:30 AM“Why Were We Untouchables?”An Indian author’s quest to understand her country’s entrenched and debilitating caste system—and her family’s place in it.
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Aug. 25 2017 5:54 AM“There’s Been a Slightly Hysterical Tone About Race”Author Mark Lilla thinks Democrats’ focus on identity politics is destroying the party.
The Slatest
Aug. 21 2017 5:01 PMBill O’Reilly Says Trump Defended Nazis Because He Doesn’t Get How Bad the Holocaust Was
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Aug. 18 2017 3:00 PMWhy He Dumped TrumpAn interview with Julius Krein.
I Have to Ask
Aug. 17 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Orhan Pamuk EditionThe author of The Red-Haired Woman on writing and living through Turkish history.
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Aug. 15 2017 7:09 AMHow Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Demagoguery Differs From Trump’sA historian reflects on India’s evolution over the last seven decades.

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