Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

I Have to Ask
July 20 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Zoë Heller EditionThe novelist and essayist on criticizing Hillary Clinton and becoming friends with writers you savage.
Interrogation
July 13 2017 12:42 PMMacron’s CoupFrance’s new president doesn’t have many new policy ideas. But he’s still a political master.
Politics
July 12 2017 10:45 AMSay No to CentrismNaomi Klein on why the most dangerous thing Democrats can do right now is moderate.
I Have to Ask
July 6 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Matthew Heineman EditionThe director of City of Ghosts on filming the heroes resisting ISIS.
Interrogation
July 3 2017 5:50 AMJeff Sessions Does Not Have All the PowerThe attorney general can’t stop criminal justice reform in this country.
I Have to Ask
June 28 2017 10:29 AMI Have to Ask: The Maggie Haberman EditionThe New York Times White House correspondent on what she has learned covering Trump.
Interrogation
June 26 2017 5:31 PMNevada’s “No” VoteIs there any chance Republican Sen. Dean Heller will change his mind on Trumpcare?
I Have to Ask
June 22 2017 7:21 AMI Have to Ask: The Ben Rhodes EditionThe Obama foreign policy adviser on evaluating Obama’s eight years in office and understanding Trump’s pettiness.
Interrogation
June 19 2017 9:00 AMHell Is New York City’s Transit SituationThe subways are a mess. Penn Station is a disgrace. Who is to blame?
I Have to Ask
June 15 2017 9:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Raúl Grijalva EditionThe Arizona congressman on the coming battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.
Interrogation
June 12 2017 5:45 AMWhy Trump Is Like ThisThe president’s biographer explains the man, his motivations, and what made him this way.
I Have to Ask
June 8 2017 9:30 AMI Have to Ask: The George Saunders EditionThe author of Lincoln in the Bardo on summoning the ghost of past presidents and writing about our current one.
Interrogation
June 5 2017 5:55 AM“I’m Hearing You’re Really Angry”Advice on how to talk to the white working class without insulting them.
Interrogation
May 31 2017 5:32 PMChaos TheoryDid Putin intentionally create political bedlam in the U.S. or did he just get lucky?
I Have to Ask
May 26 2017 10:54 AMI Have to Ask: The Tom Cole EditionThe Republican congressman on life in Trump’s Washington and how Fox News has changed the Republican Party.
Interrogation
July 17 2017 5:55 AMThe Dots Are Never Going to ConnectWhat Russians understand about the Russia scandal that Americans don’t.
I Have to Ask
July 13 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Lydia Polgreen EditionThe HuffPost editor in chief on the problems with media snark and the challenge of covering Trump.
Interrogation
July 10 2017 5:57 AMHow Democrats Can Heal the Schism in Their PartyThe answer is not to go softer on cultural issues. It’s to go stronger on economic issues.
Interrogation
July 5 2017 5:55 AMThe Age of Pluto-PopulismHow demagogues come to power, and why Americans have reason to hope.
I Have to Ask
June 29 2017 7:30 AM“The Leakiest White House I’ve Ever Covered”The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman explains why so many Trump staffers are confiding in reporters.
Interrogation
June 27 2017 7:45 AMCan This Donkey Be Saved?The Democratic Party is in trouble at every level of government. Seven smart, terrified liberals ask each other how to fix it.
Interrogation
June 22 2017 10:58 PMHe Moved Fast and Broke UberBut is the mess at the company all Travis Kalanick’s fault?
Interrogation
June 19 2017 9:03 PM“The Worst Problem in the World”An interview with Mark Bowden on North Korea
Interrogation
June 15 2017 10:58 AMHow Autocratic Is He?Masha Gessen on whether Trump has been just as scary as she thought he’d be.
Interrogation
June 14 2017 10:52 AMCan Russia Change?Masha Gessen on what this week’s large-scale protests could mean for Putin’s reign.
Interrogation
June 9 2017 7:59 AMWhat the Heck Just Happened in Britain?And could it happen here?
Books
June 6 2017 1:36 PM“When I Write Fiction, I’m in My Body as a Different Person”Arundhati Roy on balancing her dual identity as fiery political commentator and soft-spoken novelist.
I Have to Ask
June 1 2017 7:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Delia Ephron EditionThe best-selling humorist on writing comedy in the age of Trump and why dating apps are ruining romance.
Interrogation
May 30 2017 5:58 AMPutin’s DefenderAn American Russia scholar on why he doesn’t believe the New York Times, doesn’t think the DNC was hacked, and just wants the U.S. and Russia to get along.
I Have to Ask
May 23 2017 4:10 PMWhat It’s Like to Cover Trump as a White House ReporterThe Washington Post’s Ashley Parker on Trump’s tweets and the fire hose of breaking news.

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