Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

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March 13 2018 11:21 AMWhy White Evangelicals Abandoned Their Principles for Donald Trump
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March 12 2018 5:55 AMDumb on Policy, Smart on PoliticsWhy Trump gets away with total ignorance on the details of his own agenda, according to Business Insider’s Josh Barro.
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March 7 2018 10:42 AMHow Racism Nearly Derailed Women’s Right to Vote
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March 5 2018 7:30 AMThe Mueller Investigation Guessing GameThe special counsel provides so much information, yet we still understand so little, Benjamin Wittes says.
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March 2 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Benjamin Wittes EditionThe writer and national security expert on how to decipher the Mueller investigation.
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Feb. 27 2018 9:30 AM“He’s a Coen Brothers Villain”Former GQ Russia editor and Moscow bon vivant Michael Idov on Vladimir Putin’s pathetic grip on power.
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Feb. 26 2018 8:00 AM“What Used to Be the Fringe Is Now the Center of Everything”Chuck Klosterman on how the approach to cultural criticism has completely flipped.
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Feb. 23 2018 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Chuck Klosterman EditionThe writer and critic on whether the politicization of popular culture has gone too far.
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Feb. 20 2018 7:14 PM“There Appears to Be a Trend Here”A Quinnipiac pollster on how attitudes toward gun control might actually be changing.
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Feb. 20 2018 5:55 AMIs the World Actually Getting … Better?Our current moment feels ominous. But in his new book, Steven Pinker argues that the present is much better than the past.
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Feb. 14 2018 11:23 AMRepublicans RisingWhy things are looking up for Trump and his party.
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Feb. 9 2018 10:14 PM“It’s a Really Weird One”The inside scoop on the New York Times’ Russian spy story from the guy who reported it.
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Feb. 8 2018 8:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Katie Roiphe EditionThe controversial essayist explains why she thinks #MeToo has gone too far.
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Feb. 6 2018 4:16 PMCan a Critic Be an Activist?The New York Times’ Wesley Morris on how he works at the nexus of entertainment and politics.
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Feb. 2 2018 9:11 AMI Have to Ask: The Wesley Morris EditionThe New York Times critic on Woody Allen, Oprah for president, and the most overrated movie of 2017.
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March 12 2018 11:58 AM“You Are the Problem”Is liberal smugness to blame for our god-awful political climate?
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March 9 2018 8:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Josh Barro EditionThe writer and podcast host on why so many Americans forgive Trump’s cruelty.
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March 5 2018 9:00 AMHow Congress CrackedTo understand why the Hill is so dysfunctional today, just look at 1974.
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March 2 2018 12:40 PMTrump Didn’t “Retreat” on Gun ControlIt’s time to stop pretending the president’s domestic policy statements are relevant at all.
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Feb. 28 2018 9:54 AMThe Both Side­–ism of Amy ChuaThe “Tiger Mother” has a new book, and it blames identity politics on both the left and the right for what’s tearing our country apart.
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Feb. 26 2018 11:37 AMBroken ChinaChina was on its way to becoming more democratic. What happened?
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Feb. 25 2018 7:50 PMBooed at CPACConservative Mona Charen on why she spoke out about her own side’s hypocrisy at a conference of her peers.
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Feb. 22 2018 6:26 PMA Conservative Writer on Why Gun Control Activists Should Be Nicer to Gun Owners
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Feb. 20 2018 11:14 AMJill Abramson on Clarence Thomas, James Bennet, and Our Chaotic Media Age
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Feb. 16 2018 7:45 AMI Have to Ask: The Steven Pinker EditionThe author of Enlightenment Now thinks the world is getting better—but we refuse to acknowledge it.
Feb. 11 2018 11:41 PMPakistan Has Lost Its Moral LeaderAsma Jahangir wasn’t a politician, but she was the country’s most formidable force for good.
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Feb. 8 2018 8:05 AMA Conversation With Katie RoipheOn Shitty Media Men, Twitter feminism, and the whole Harper’s affair.
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Feb. 6 2018 7:23 PM“You’ve Got to Tell the Truth, Whatever It Is”Lanny Davis—defender of the Clintons, Penn State, and various dictators—on the advice he gave to Steve Bannon.
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Feb. 6 2018 7:30 AMYear 17The U.S. has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001. Bush screwed it up. So did Obama. Will Trump make things even worse?
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Jan. 30 2018 7:30 AMAre We Measuring the Economy All Wrong?A new book argues that GDP doesn’t always factor in what makes a country strong.

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