Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

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Aug. 21 2017 5:55 AMAre the ’60s to Blame for Donald Trump?An interview with Kurt Andersen about his theories for how we got here.
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Aug. 18 2017 9:08 AM“I Don’t Write My Books to Explain My Country to Others”Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk on why he doesn’t want his work to be described as bridging East and West.
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Aug. 16 2017 10:12 AMThe Dangers of American ExceptionalismThe problem with Americans thinking America is, at its heart, good.
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Aug. 14 2017 7:15 AM“The People of Pakistan Are in No Mood for Authoritarian Rule”A historian reflects on Pakistan’s evolution over the last seven decades.
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Aug. 11 2017 9:07 AMThere’s No Need for a New Cold WarThe Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald is skeptical Russia is really a new, serious threat.
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Aug. 8 2017 7:45 AMDon’t Blame the GentrifiersThey are often the victims, not the cause of New York City’s affordable housing crisis.
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Aug. 4 2017 7:28 AMMindful RageHow Buddhism can make the resistance more effective.
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Aug. 2 2017 11:35 AMVenezuela Is CollapsingCould a civil war be next?
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July 31 2017 7:15 AMThe Hope Hicks QuestionWhat it must be like to be a woman in Trump’s White House.
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July 28 2017 5:30 PMSharif OutWhat the dismissal of Pakistan’s prime minister means for the country’s democratic future.
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July 25 2017 7:09 PMWhat the Hell Has Happened to the Senate?The bizarre process we just witnessed is the culmination of tribalism, the continued degradation of norms, and Mitch McConnell.
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July 24 2017 3:51 PMWhat Most People Don’t Get About Steve BannonUnderstanding Bannon's bigotry, his motivations, and what keeps him whispering in Trump's ear.
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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.
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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.
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July 12 2017 10:45 AMSay No to CentrismNaomi Klein on why the most dangerous thing Democrats can do right now is moderate.
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Aug. 18 2017 3:00 PMWhy He Dumped TrumpAn interview with Julius Krein.
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Aug. 17 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Orhan Pamuk EditionThe author of The Red-Haired Woman on writing and living through Turkish history.
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Aug. 15 2017 7:09 AMHow Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Demagoguery Differs From Trump’sA historian reflects on India’s evolution over the last seven decades.
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Aug. 13 2017 9:09 PMAre the Charlottesville White Supremacists Really “Nazis”?Jelani Cobb on what to call them, Trump and the GOP’s response, and the president’s similarities to Woodrow Wilson.
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Aug. 10 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Glenn Greenwald EditionThe Intercept writer on the hypocrisy behind the media’s Trump hatred.
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Aug. 7 2017 9:00 AMThe Monopoly MessageThe Democrats’ new antitrust agenda just might work.
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Aug. 3 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Robert Wright EditionThe author of Why Buddhism Is True thinks mindfulness can be a weapon against Trumpism.
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Aug. 1 2017 9:00 AMRural ResentmentHow Scott Walker’s rise can explain Donald Trump’s.
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July 28 2017 6:10 PMThe Future of ObamacareZeke Emanuel, an architect of the ACA, has some thoughts.
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July 27 2017 10:58 PMI Have to Ask: The Olivia Nuzzi EditionNew York’s Washington correspondent on how White House staffers really view Donald Trump.
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July 25 2017 4:29 PMTrump Can’t Kill the Russia InvestigationEven if he fires Sessions and Mueller, the case will go on.
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July 20 2017 2:42 PMWhat It’s Like to Interview Donald TrumpA conversation with New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.
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July 17 2017 5:55 AMThe Dots Are Never Going to ConnectWhat Russians understand about the Russia scandal that Americans don’t.
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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.
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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.

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