Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

I Have to Ask
Dec. 14 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Stephen Kotkin EditionThe Stalin biographer on the secret to understanding the mind of an autocrat.
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Dec. 13 2017 9:35 AM“This Is a National Trend”What the Alabama results tell us about the country’s political state of play.
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Dec. 11 2017 2:08 PMPunishment Is Not EnoughPowerful men losing their jobs is an important step, but not the only step, in changing our sexist culture.
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Dec. 7 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Lawrence O’Donnell EditionThe MSNBC host and author on how the 1968 election changed American politics forever.
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Dec. 5 2017 4:53 PMTrump’s Jerusalem Decision Has No UpsideIt ruins any chance of a peace plan, hurts Israel’s growing relationship with its Arab neighbors, and helps Iran. 
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Dec. 4 2017 3:34 PM“I Have Never Seen Anything Like This”A veteran FBI agent on Trump’s unprecedented attack on the bureau.
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Nov. 30 2017 9:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Laura Kipnis EditionThe author and essayist on the importance of teaching women to fight back.
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Nov. 23 2017 5:55 AM“That Was a Damn Lie”The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb on why we fell for Obama’s version of a united America.
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Nov. 21 2017 12:29 PMThe Long ConHoaxes, fake news, and phonies are nothing new in America. But has it ever been this bad?
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Nov. 16 2017 9:00 AMThe Backlash Is ComingRebecca Traister on the inevitable blowback to our sexual harassment moment.
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Nov. 15 2017 7:42 PMWhat Is Going to Happen to Zimbabwe Now?The ouster of Robert Mugabe could lead to a better future, or more death.
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Nov. 13 2017 9:00 AM“You’re Not Wrong. You’re Not Crazy.”Ta-Nehisi Coates on living, writing, and being black in Trump’s America.
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Nov. 9 2017 7:40 AMI Have to Ask: The Ta-Nehisi Coates EditionThe author tries to make sense of Trump’s America, and his place in it.
Politics
Nov. 8 2017 3:29 PMDemocracy NowTuesday’s results weren’t just about the winners.
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Nov. 3 2017 12:31 PMIs Violence the Only Way to End Inequality?A certain read of history says yes.
Politics
Dec. 13 2017 12:24 PMMaybe Doug Jones Should Run for PresidentGimme a sec to explain.
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Dec. 12 2017 12:09 PMThe Limits of ResistanceAre Democrats focused on the wrong things?
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Dec. 8 2017 11:53 AMHow Democrats Are FailingThe problem with moral purity.
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Dec. 5 2017 7:52 PMFired for a TweetSam Seder on what it was like to be axed by MSNBC after alt-right trolls targeted him.
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Dec. 4 2017 9:40 PMAn Argument With Alan DershowitzPressing the legal celebrity on his Trump-approved, controversial stance on the Mueller investigation.
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Dec. 4 2017 10:12 AM“That’s Something We Could All Try to Unlearn”Laura Kipnis on why we need to change our thinking—and teaching—about sex.
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Nov. 29 2017 6:56 PMTom Friedman Is Still OptimisticThe longtime New York Times op-ed writer on his controversial Saudi Arabia column, how he views his job, and cab drivers.
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Nov. 22 2017 12:00 PMI Have to Ask: The Jelani Cobb EditionThe New Yorker writer on why Trumpism will survive Trump.
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Nov. 20 2017 5:55 AMFlip or Flop?How Democrats can take advantage of this moment to be victorious in 2018.
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Nov. 16 2017 8:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Rebecca Traister EditionThe journalist on sexual misconduct stories—and the coming backlash to them.
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Nov. 13 2017 9:59 PMThe View From AlabamaA local columnist on how the latest accusations change the race for Roy Moore, and why he’ll never quit.
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Nov. 10 2017 2:31 PMRoy Moore Will Probably Be Just FineAlabama is the toughest state for Democrats. There’s no reason to believe the Moore scandal will change that.
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Nov. 9 2017 7:15 AMThe “Racist” CardAre Democrats too hard on Republicans when it comes to racism?
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Nov. 6 2017 2:14 PMOn the Prince’s OrdersWhat it will mean for one Saudi Arabian leader to have so much power.
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Nov. 2 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Ron Chernow EditionThe author of Alexander Hamilton and Grant on what biographies teach us about powerful men.

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