Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

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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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May 18 2018 10:05 AMI Have to Ask: The Cecilia Muñoz EditionThe former Obama official on how Trump is reshaping America’s immigration policy.
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May 16 2018 12:15 PMWhere Is Bibi Netanyahu Taking Israel?Why the Israeli prime minster befriends anti-Semites and ignores the Palestinians—and what that means for his country’s future.
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May 14 2018 4:06 PMThe Dangerous Idea That British Rule Was Good for IndiaImperial nostalgia in the age of Brexit.
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May 11 2018 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Maggie Haberman EditionHow the White House—and the White House beat—have changed since the inauguration.
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May 7 2018 8:04 PMThe Key Signs of Money Laundering, According to a Former Prosecutor
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May 7 2018 9:00 AMBefore Pop Culture FeminismWhy many great female writers of the 20th century didn’t call themselves feminists.
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May 4 2018 10:56 AMJust How Unethical Is Trump’s Legal Team?We asked a legal professor of ethics about Giuliani, Cohen, payoffs, and the rest of this mess.
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May 2 2018 10:16 AMThe State of Our Union Is … Strong?James and Deborah Fallows traveled around the country to see how people are doing in their lives—and are feeling oddly optimistic.
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May 1 2018 9:47 AMDeal BreakerUnraveling the Iran nuclear agreement could destabilize the Middle East in new and frightening ways.
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April 27 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Amy Chozick EditionThe author of Chasing Hillary on covering the craziest election in recent memory.
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April 25 2018 9:30 AM“I Was Margo Martindale, Private Dick”The Americans’ actress on why she’s loved playing a spy—and being one.
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April 24 2018 8:00 AMBrand PoliticsDid Trump run in 2016 mostly to boost his business profile? Adam Davidson says yes.
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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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May 21 2018 1:05 PMWhy It Makes Sense for Rod Rosenstein to Appease Trump
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May 20 2018 10:43 PMMore Details on the NYT’s Latest Don Jr. Meeting Scoop, From One of the Guys Who Reported It
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May 18 2018 5:50 AMBernie’s BroSanders’ 2016 campaign manager on why Bernie still won’t call himself a Democrat but is the party’s best hope.
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May 15 2018 11:28 AM“The Current Israeli Government Feels It Can Do Anything”An Israeli human rights lawyer on the IDF’s lax live-fire rules, and how the government gets away with it.
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May 11 2018 8:00 AMMaggie Haberman and the Toxic SwampThe New York Times reporter on the White House Correspondents Dinner, Trump’s Cohen investigation fears, and why she hates Twitter.
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May 10 2018 11:00 AM“I’m Scared of That World”A former U.S. ambassador to Russia on the disinformation campaign against him—and Russia’s increasingly sophisticated attacks on reality.
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May 7 2018 2:50 PMWhat the Hell Happened to Rudy Giuliani?How the former prosecutor and 9/11 hero ended up like this.
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May 6 2018 10:37 PMWhere the Story of Trump’s $400 Million Cash Spending Could Go Next, According to David Fahrenthold
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May 4 2018 10:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Michelle Dean EditionWhat a group of 20th-century American female writers tells us about feminism today.
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May 1 2018 8:46 PMWhat Is Mueller Up To?What his team’s list of questions and strategy reveals about what they’ve got and where they’re going.
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April 27 2018 10:02 AM“Reporters Would Just Scream at Her About Emails”A New York Times campaign reporter on how much the media is to blame for Hillary’s defeat.
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April 26 2018 8:04 AMTexas DangersLawrence Wright argues that his home state is in trouble—and bringing America down with it.
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April 24 2018 7:04 PMStatus WhoaA new study finds that Obama voters who went Trump were motivated not by economic anxiety, but by a fear of losing power.
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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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