Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

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July 13 2018 6:02 AMChris Hayes on the Media EliteIncluding himself.
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July 12 2018 9:02 AM“Democracy Dies in a Variety of Ways”A leading scholar on modern Germany says we’re not headed for Nazi Germany, but we’re also not headed anywhere good.
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July 6 2018 6:02 PM“More About Bluster Than He Was About Actual Achievement”What Christine Todd Whitman, EPA administrator under George W. Bush, thinks about Scott Pruitt—and the threat to the environment the agency still poses.
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July 6 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Porochista Khakpour EditionThe author of Sick on illness memoirs and the internet’s role in fostering community.
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July 2 2018 12:52 PMHe Alone Can Fix It?Mexico’s newly elected leader, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will have an unprecedented amount of power. Now the question is how he will use it.
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June 27 2018 10:45 PMAfter KennedyConsidering the Supreme Court minus its swing vote—and plus another Gorsuch.
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June 26 2018 9:00 AM“I Was Constantly Writing My Worst Possible Reviews”How the New Yorker’s literary critic approached writing a novel of his own.
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June 24 2018 7:50 PM“We Ignored Those People Last Time”The New York Times’ Jeremy W. Peters defends his reporting on Trump supporters.
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June 21 2018 9:00 AMThe Twisted View of Muslim Americans in the Trump EraHow political rhetoric, not terror attacks, exacerbates the hate.
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June 19 2018 5:55 AM“Just Me. The President of the United States, Facing a Mob of Accusers”The best part of the deeply bad thriller co-authored by Bill Clinton and James Patterson is imagining the book as a projection of Clinton’s inner life.
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June 15 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Anthony Bourdain EditionThe late chef on his mistakes and the #MeToo movement, from an unaired 2017 conversation.
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June 12 2018 1:55 PMHow Pointless Was the Agreement Produced at the Trump-Kim Summit?“It’s got to be a joke.”
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June 1 2018 9:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Harry Enten EditionThe CNN political expert on the state of play in the lead-up to November.
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May 23 2018 9:07 PM“Philip Roth Was His Own School of Writing”Gary Shteyngart on meeting Roth, teaching Roth, and the novelist’s “humor from the edge of the blade.”
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May 21 2018 1:05 PMWhy It Makes Sense for Rod Rosenstein to Appease Trump
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July 13 2018 6:01 AMI Have to Ask: The Chris Hayes EditionThe MSNBC host on the state of America after 18 months of Trump.
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July 11 2018 10:55 AMWhat Is Happening to the West?As the NATO summit kicks off, how to think about the rise of the far right and the backlash to centrism in Europe.
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July 6 2018 10:01 AMLiving With LymeWhat it’s like to be sick when no one believes you.
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July 2 2018 5:15 PM“This Entire System Is Designed to Make Things Impossible for Immigrants”Why it’s still so difficult for migrant kids to be reunited with their families.
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June 28 2018 11:51 AMWhy Young Democrats Are So Open to SocialismA closer look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win and the energy on the left.
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June 27 2018 9:00 PMI Have to Ask: The Quinta Jurecic EditionThe managing editor of Lawfare on Kennedy’s retirement and Trump vs. the courts.
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June 25 2018 6:12 PMErdogan’s Complete ControlThe president’s re-election means the end of Turkey as we’ve known it.
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June 22 2018 10:03 AMI Have to Ask: The James Wood EditionThe New Yorker literary critic on writing novels and reading bad men.
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June 20 2018 9:00 AMHow Scott Pruitt Still Has a JobAccording to the New York Times reporter who’s been covering him.
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June 16 2018 10:00 AMThe Mafia Is More Powerful Than It’s Ever BeenIf you think of violent, influential organized crime in Italy as a thing of the past, think again.
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June 14 2018 10:35 AM“What Is the Source of Disenfranchisement for Rural Americans?”How natural resources, regulation, and the dangers of farm life contribute to this nation’s intractable urban-rural divide.
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June 1 2018 9:05 AMIs California Really Going to Ruin Democrats’ Chances to Take Back the House?An interview with CNN’s data guy.
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May 29 2018 6:20 PMThe Death of Democracy Is Going to Take a WhileWhy our institutions might survive, hobbled and degraded, for years and years to come.
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May 22 2018 10:50 AMTrump’s Assault on Prosecutorial IndependenceHow the president’s meddling threatens the DOJ—and the rule of law.
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May 21 2018 10:48 AMWhy “Abolish ICE” Is Not the AnswerAn Obama administration official on why the argument to dismantle ICE is misguided.

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