Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate contributor. 

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.
Interrogation
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.
Interrogation
Oct. 31 2016 10:13 AMThe Philippines’ Donald TrumpRodrigo Duterte’s rash behavior and harsh politics are imperiling his country’s democracy.
Interrogation
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
Interrogation
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
Interrogation
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.
Interrogation
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.
Interrogation
Sept. 29 2016 1:33 PMDavid Plouffe Isn’t WorriedThe manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign on why he’s not afraid of Trump—and why he’s confident in Clinton.
The Slatest
Sept. 26 2016 11:46 PMAt the Debate, Lester Holt Asked Smart, Tough Questions—Just in Time
Culturebox
Sept. 12 2016 1:02 PMSeducing the A-ListThe author of a new book about legendary talent agency CAA on how Hollywood—and movie stardom—has changed over the past four decades.
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.
Interrogation
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.
Interrogation
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
Interrogation
Oct. 18 2016 9:15 AMHow Putin Won Crimea, and Lost UkraineThe Russian leader reclaimed some territory, and made an enemy of millions.
Interrogation
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
Interrogation
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
The Slatest
Sept. 27 2016 3:46 PMActually, Trump Should Skip the Next Two Debates
Interrogation
Sept. 23 2016 9:15 AMDean Baquet Doesn’t Think Donald Trump Is the Media’s FaultThe New York Times executive editor on the challenges of covering the candidate and how the paper decided to call him a liar.
Interrogation
Sept. 1 2016 3:10 PMIs Hillary Clinton More Liberal Than Barack Obama?Joseph Stiglitz says yes.

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