Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

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April 23 2018 4:46 PMMacron’s Strategy of FlatteryThe French president’s fawning over Trump has yet to yield any promising results. Could this time be different?
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April 19 2018 9:03 AMThe Roots of America’s Gun CultureHow 18th-century British arms sales, the slave trade, and the Revolutionary War contributed to the mess we have today.
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April 16 2018 1:33 PMHow Low Will Trump Go?The president’s legal situation appears to be getting worse. What might he do to get out of it?
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April 13 2018 10:10 AMI Have to Ask: The Barbara Ehrenreich EditionThe author of Natural Causes on the “epidemic of wellness” she thinks is undermining America.
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April 10 2018 11:38 PM“The ACLU Would Be Up in Arms”Alan Dershowitz, fresh from a White House visit, tells Slate the president’s civil liberties have been violated during the Mueller investigation.
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April 9 2018 4:31 PMNo One Is Coming to Syria’s RescueHow last weekend’s chemical-weapons attack fits into the growing sectarian war for the Middle East.
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April 6 2018 8:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Parul Sehgal EditionThe New York Times book critic on the state of cultural criticism, and reading the novels of bad men.
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April 2 2018 4:15 PM“The Guy They’ve Been Waiting For”Why Saudi Arabia is so thrilled with Donald Trump.
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March 30 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Ross Douthat EditionThe New York Times columnist on life as a conservative at a liberal institution.
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March 27 2018 2:32 PMThe Power to Reshape Our PoliticsWhy adding a citizenship question to the census is so significant, and so dangerous.
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March 26 2018 12:48 PMCrowd Pleasers vs. the Big-Question ComediesJudd Apatow explains why he makes movies that explore the human condition (sometimes).
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March 22 2018 5:57 AMHow to Survive Death RowAnthony Ray Hinton served 30 years in prison for murders he didn’t commit. Somehow, he’s not enraged.
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March 20 2018 10:59 AM“The Party Has Paid a Huge Price”How Democrats’ economic triumphalism and elitism helped populism rise.
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March 15 2018 7:04 AMI Have to Ask: The David Corn and Michael Isikoff EditionThe authors of Russian Roulette on the history of the Trump-Putin bromance.
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March 13 2018 11:21 AMWhy White Evangelicals Abandoned Their Principles for Donald Trump
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April 20 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Adam Davidson EditionThe New Yorker writer on whether the Trump business empire can survive the Trump presidency.
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April 16 2018 3:41 PMSean Hannity Is Michael Cohen’s Secret Third Client. Why That Matters.
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April 13 2018 10:30 AMBarbara Ehrenreich Doesn’t Have Time for Self-CareThe Natural Causes author on wellness fads, the pernicious ideology of Oprah, and the classism of smoking bans.
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April 12 2018 9:00 AMWill Europe’s Muslims Ever Be Accepted as Europeans?The author of a new study on Islam in Europe on the challenge of European tribalism and what European Muslims can learn from Jews.
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April 10 2018 7:58 PM“Trump’s Options Are Very Much Closing”What we learned from a wild 24 hours in Washington and New York.
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April 6 2018 11:00 AM“It Always Felt Subversive”As a child, Parul Sehgal had to sneak books out of her parents’ library. Now the New York Times book critic talks about the bliss of reading while serving many masters.
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April 4 2018 1:07 PMThe Scariest Part of the Sinclair StoryCNN’s Brian Stelter on how local news is expanding “the alternative universe of information” that our president just loves.
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April 2 2018 5:50 AMThe Pope and the PresidentNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat sees the parallels—and pitfalls—of the populist leaders.
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March 29 2018 1:42 PMDemocracy DownAn interview with Timothy Snyder about what ails our country, and why so many of us can’t see it.
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March 26 2018 5:32 PMBad for the JewsHow to understand anti-Semitism in Trump’s America.
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March 23 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Judd Apatow EditionThe man behind Knocked Up and Trainwreck on Hollywood—and comedy—in the age of #MeToo.
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March 21 2018 5:11 PMA Republican Congressman on Why His Party Won’t Pass a Law Protecting Mueller’s Job
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March 15 2018 3:26 PMWhat Happened in VegasA new book by two veteran journalists adds yet another layer to the pee tape story (and, yes, sheds light on the Trump–Russia relationship).
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March 13 2018 3:38 PMHow Mike Pompeo Could Contain Trump’s Worst InstinctsAnd why Rex Tillerson couldn’t.
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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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