Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

I Have to Ask
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.
Interrogation
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.
I Have to Ask
Oct. 5 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Masha Gessen EditionHow Putin’s regime operates and what people don’t understand about autocrats.
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Oct. 3 2017 7:15 AMPuerto Rico’s Tough SpotNot independent, not a state—a window into the island’s unique and difficult relationship with the mainland United States.
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Oct. 1 2017 9:35 PMWhat Happened in Catalonia?Why the independence referendum turned violent.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 28 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 2)The editor of the New Yorker on what ails the NFL and whether the magazine could go web-only.
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Sept. 25 2017 6:26 PMPolitics in Sports Is As American As RacismViewing the NFL protest through the long lens of history.
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Sept. 22 2017 12:43 PM“There’s No Office Left to Run For”New Yorker editor David Remnick on the rawness of Clinton’s What Happened—and his hopes for Obama’s presidential memoir.
Politics
Sept. 19 2017 11:23 AMAll Tribes Are Not EqualAndrew Sullivan’s simplistic diagnosis—and unrealistic cure—for what ails us.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 14 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Ayobami Adebayo EditionThe author of Stay With Me on using fiction to fight gender norms.
Future Tense
Sept. 6 2017 7:15 AMThe Next WarWhat the military doesn’t know it doesn’t know about future threats.
I Have to Ask
Aug. 31 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Claire Messud EditionThe author of The Burning Girl on how Elena Ferrante opened up more space for writing novels about women.
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 30 2017 3:05 PMThe Ministry of Utmost HappinessSlate critics discuss the long-awaited second novel from Arundhati Roy.
Interrogation
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.
I Have to Ask
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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Oct. 6 2017 6:44 PMUnprecedentedThe tension between a president and his secretary of state has never been this bad.
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Oct. 5 2017 5:55 AMThe Threat of Big Tech Is RealWhy it’s time to panic about what Google and Facebook are doing to our lives.
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Oct. 2 2017 7:15 AM“We Should Be Unrelenting”New Yorker editor David Remnick on journalism in the era of Trump and the internet.
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Sept. 29 2017 11:57 AMBad JobWhy corporate America is so much more awful than it used to be.
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Sept. 27 2017 8:25 PMDo Campaigns Matter?A new study argues that much of the work campaigns do doesn’t change voters’ minds at all.
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Sept. 25 2017 12:30 PMFacebook Was Built for ThisThe gargantuan social network enabled Russian interference in the election, and it will do it again.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 21 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 1)The editor of the New Yorker on Hillary hatred and the problem with Obama cashing in on Wall Street.
Interrogation
Sept. 19 2017 7:15 AMMerkel’s LegacyAs Germany prepares to head to the polls, the chancellor’s exhausted, Europe’s in shambles, and a neo-Nazi party is on the rise.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 7 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Amna Nawaz EditionThe ABC News anchor reveals her reporting on white nationalists and what can be learned from talking to extremists.
Interrogation
Sept. 5 2017 9:00 AMA New Standard for Sexual ConsentWhat needs to change so that women don’t feel crappy about sex they have in college.
The Slatest
Aug. 30 2017 4:46 PMTrump’s Tax Speech Isn’t Really Worth Evaluating, TBH
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Aug. 30 2017 7:30 AM“Why Were We Untouchables?”An Indian author’s quest to understand her country’s entrenched and debilitating caste system—and her family’s place in it.

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