Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

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Nov. 23 2017 5:55 AM“That Was a Damn Lie”The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb on why we fell for Obama’s version of a united America.
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Nov. 21 2017 12:29 PMThe Long ConHoaxes, fake news, and phonies are nothing new in America. But has it ever been this bad?
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Nov. 16 2017 9:00 AMThe Backlash Is ComingRebecca Traister on the inevitable blowback to our sexual harassment moment.
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Nov. 15 2017 7:42 PMWhat Is Going to Happen to Zimbabwe Now?The ouster of Robert Mugabe could lead to a better future, or more death.
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Nov. 13 2017 9:00 AM“You’re Not Wrong. You’re Not Crazy.”Ta-Nehisi Coates on living, writing, and being black in Trump’s America.
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Nov. 9 2017 7:40 AMI Have to Ask: The Ta-Nehisi Coates EditionThe author tries to make sense of Trump’s America, and his place in it.
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Nov. 8 2017 3:29 PMDemocracy NowTuesday’s results weren’t just about the winners.
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Nov. 3 2017 12:31 PMIs Violence the Only Way to End Inequality?A certain read of history says yes.
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Nov. 1 2017 5:30 PMHow Global Warming Is Like Nuclear WarBoth are catastrophic and easier to ignore than to prevent.
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Oct. 26 2017 7:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Jennifer Egan EditionThe author of Manhattan Beach on why she hates memoirs.
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Oct. 23 2017 9:00 AMConservative in the WildernessCharlie Sykes was a right-wing radio star. Then Trump won.
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Oct. 19 2017 9:04 AMThe Hydra-Headed BeastRoger Ailes’ biographer on how the symbiotic relationship between Trump and Fox News has fundamentally changed American politics.
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Oct. 17 2017 3:20 PMWho Is to Blame for the Rise of the Far Right?It’s not just the xenophobes.
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Oct. 12 2017 9:34 PM“You Heard Stories About Hanky Panky”Peter Biskind on the Weinstein allegations, and why he exposed the Miramax mogul’s anger but not his alleged sexual abuse.
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Oct. 11 2017 7:03 PMI Have to Ask: The Jodi Kantor EditionThe New York Times reporter goes behind the scenes on her Harvey Weinstein stories.
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Nov. 22 2017 12:00 PMI Have to Ask: The Jelani Cobb EditionThe New Yorker writer on why Trumpism will survive Trump.
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Nov. 20 2017 5:55 AMFlip or Flop?How Democrats can take advantage of this moment to be victorious in 2018.
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Nov. 16 2017 8:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Rebecca Traister EditionThe journalist on sexual misconduct stories—and the coming backlash to them.
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Nov. 13 2017 9:59 PMThe View From AlabamaA local columnist on how the latest accusations change the race for Roy Moore, and why he’ll never quit.
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Nov. 10 2017 2:31 PMRoy Moore Will Probably Be Just FineAlabama is the toughest state for Democrats. There’s no reason to believe the Moore scandal will change that.
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Nov. 9 2017 7:15 AMThe “Racist” CardAre Democrats too hard on Republicans when it comes to racism?
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Nov. 6 2017 2:14 PMOn the Prince’s OrdersWhat it will mean for one Saudi Arabian leader to have so much power.
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Nov. 2 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Ron Chernow EditionThe author of Alexander Hamilton and Grant on what biographies teach us about powerful men.
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Oct. 30 2017 6:26 PMMueller’s Message to Trump AlliesSave yourselves.
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Oct. 24 2017 4:03 PMAnthony Bourdain Wonders What He Could Have DoneThe celebrity chef on Harvey Weinstein, John Besh, and the male-dominated industry that made him a star.
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Oct. 19 2017 4:08 PMGretchen Carlson RebrandsThe former Fox & Friends host on how to stop sexual harassment and why she can’t talk about Fox News.
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Oct. 18 2017 12:00 PMI Have to Ask: The Gabriel Sherman EditionRoger Ailes’ biographer on how Fox News has changed and why Rupert Murdoch “loathes” Trump.
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Oct. 16 2017 7:04 PMWhat Would Che Say?Che Guevara’s biographer on what the guerilla leader would think of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Trump, and his brand today.
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Oct. 11 2017 7:33 PMThe Weinstein BreakJodi Kantor on how she and her colleagues turned the “open secret” of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment into a blockbuster New York Times story.
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Oct. 11 2017 7:30 AMTotalitarianism 2.0Masha Gessen on how Putin’s Russia is not that dissimilar from the old Soviet Union.

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