Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

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Feb. 17 2017 3:33 PMShould the Worldwide Leader Stick to Sports?ESPN’s Rachel Nichols on talking politics and whether the NBA champs will visit the White House.
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Feb. 15 2017 6:58 PMWhat Made Michael Flynn DifferentWith his narrow experience and overt hostilities, Trump’s national security adviser was doomed to fail, says James Mann.
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Feb. 10 2017 9:22 AMToo Close for ComfortHow much do the early days of the Trump administration look like the Third Reich? Historian Richard Evans weighs in.
Books
Dec. 5 2016 5:54 AM“I Built My Own Power”Megyn Kelly’s memoir is an unsettling window into the forces behind her meteoric rise.
Politics
Nov. 9 2016 7:11 PMJournalists Failed in 2016We cannot make the same mistakes in covering the Trump presidency.
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Nov. 3 2016 3:26 PMI’d Like to Congratulate Donald Trump on His Victory …Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau on what the candidates—and the current president—should say on election night.
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Oct. 31 2016 10:13 AMThe Philippines’ Donald TrumpRodrigo Duterte’s rash behavior and harsh politics are imperiling his country’s democracy.
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Oct. 26 2016 7:15 PMBill Weld Wants a Seat at the TableThe Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate on Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, and the importance of having a navy.
The Slatest
Oct. 21 2016 11:31 AMNo, Hillary and Donald Did Not Share a Nice “Private” Moment at the Al Smith Dinner
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Oct. 18 2016 4:38 PMConservatism Never FailsHow the Republican Party will try to explain away Donald Trump’s disastrous campaign.
The Slatest
Oct. 17 2016 9:48 PMMelania Proves She’s Almost As Despicable As Her Husband in Fawning CNN Interview
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Oct. 11 2016 5:35 PMThe Future of SexEmily Witt on Tinder, pornography, and locker room talk.
Politics
Oct. 8 2016 6:14 PMDonald Trump Could Have Been PresidentLet’s never forget what a terrifying thing we almost did.
The Slatest
Oct. 5 2016 12:17 AMModerating Debates Is a Tough Job. Elaine Quijano Was Especially Bad at It.
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Oct. 3 2016 12:35 PMRacism Doesn’t Explain the Rise of Donald TrumpJohn Judis argues that populism—and the candidate’s celebrity—has done more to fuel his success than bigotry.
Books
Feb. 17 2017 11:54 AMThe Raw Nerve of PainA conversation with Daphne Merkin about grappling with severe depression.
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Feb. 15 2017 9:09 AMIs Marine Le Pen Really France’s Donald Trump?Another nationalist is in line for the presidency. Professor Cécile Alduy examines the field.
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Feb. 8 2017 9:44 AMWhat a Pro-Trump English Professor Thinks NowA conversation with Mark Bauerlein, the rare academic who believed—and still believes—we’ve found the right leader to make America great again.
Books
Nov. 16 2016 11:15 AMZadie Smith on Male Critics, Appropriation, and What Interests Her Novelistically About TrumpA wide-ranging conversation.
Politics
Nov. 9 2016 2:37 AMHow Could We Have Let This Happen?A Trump presidency never should have been possible. Now, we stand to lose so much.
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Nov. 1 2016 12:57 PMHow the Democratic Party Lost Touch With the White Working ClassA conversation with the New Yorker’s George Packer.
Politics
Oct. 31 2016 9:17 AMDonald Trump Is on the Ballot Next Week. Why Are We Talking About Emails?  One candidate is a threat to the very workings of government, and it’s not the one who maybe, possibly, tried to thwart FOIA.
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Oct. 24 2016 4:07 PMDoes Donald Trump Believe in Anything but Himself?The Republican candidate’s fascist impulses are frequently rooted in his own self-interest.
The Slatest
Oct. 20 2016 12:12 AMImagine That—a Fox News Anchor Moderated the Best Debate of the Election
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Oct. 18 2016 9:15 AMHow Putin Won Crimea, and Lost UkraineThe Russian leader reclaimed some territory, and made an enemy of millions.
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Oct. 12 2016 6:15 PMThe Man Who Owns the Trump BeatThe Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold on the Trump Foundation, the Access Hollywood tape, and the time the candidate called him “a nasty guy.”
The Slatest
Oct. 10 2016 12:05 AMRaddatz and Cooper Were Good, but There’s No Moderating the Election’s Hideousness Anymore
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Oct. 6 2016 5:45 AMTrump Isn’t Entirely Republicans’ FaultRoss Douthat on the blame liberals bear for the authoritarian’s rise.
Politics
Oct. 3 2016 4:33 PMStop Pining for Joe BidenThe vice president isn’t any worse than the average politician, but he isn’t any better either.
The Slatest
Sept. 29 2016 5:48 PMActually, There Are No Good Foreign Leaders

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