Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

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June 22 2017 10:58 PMHe Moved Fast and Broke UberBut is the mess at the company all Travis Kalanick’s fault?
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June 19 2017 9:03 PM“The Worst Problem in the World”An interview with Mark Bowden on North Korea
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June 15 2017 10:58 AMHow Autocratic Is He?Masha Gessen on whether Trump has been just as scary as she thought he’d be.
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June 14 2017 10:52 AMCan Russia Change?Masha Gessen on what this week’s large-scale protests could mean for Putin’s reign.
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June 9 2017 7:59 AMWhat the Heck Just Happened in Britain?And could it happen here?
Books
June 6 2017 1:36 PM“When I Write Fiction, I’m in My Body as a Different Person”Arundhati Roy on balancing her dual identity as fiery political commentator and soft-spoken novelist.
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June 1 2017 7:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Delia Ephron EditionThe best-selling humorist on writing comedy in the age of Trump and why dating apps are ruining romance.
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May 30 2017 5:58 AMPutin’s DefenderAn American Russia scholar on why he doesn’t believe the New York Times, doesn’t think the DNC was hacked, and just wants the U.S. and Russia to get along.
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May 23 2017 4:10 PMWhat It’s Like to Cover Trump as a White House ReporterThe Washington Post’s Ashley Parker on Trump’s tweets and the fire hose of breaking news.
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May 21 2017 8:45 PMNot Even Trump Can Prevent a Two-State SolutionHow renewed violence in Israel and Palestine could bring us closer to peace.
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May 18 2017 10:56 AMI Have to Ask: The Ashley Parker EditionThe Washington Post political reporter on scheduling life around President Trump’s tweetstorms.
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May 16 2017 10:00 AMHow Scared Should We Be of Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission?This voting rights expert thinks: very.
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May 11 2017 3:58 PMIs There Any Future in Being a Moderate Republican?How and why the party abandoned the middle.
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May 9 2017 9:36 PMIs This Donald Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre?A Nixon biographer on two big differences between 1973 and 2017.
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May 8 2017 1:50 PMHas Protesting Become Too Easy?Calling your congressman, and even marching, doesn’t scare the people in power enough.
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June 22 2017 7:21 AMI Have to Ask: The Ben Rhodes EditionThe Obama foreign policy adviser on evaluating Obama’s eight years in office and understanding Trump’s pettiness.
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June 19 2017 9:00 AMHell Is New York City’s Transit SituationThe subways are a mess. Penn Station is a disgrace. Who is to blame?
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June 15 2017 9:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Raúl Grijalva EditionThe Arizona congressman on the coming battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.
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June 12 2017 5:45 AMWhy Trump Is Like ThisThe president’s biographer explains the man, his motivations, and what made him this way.
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June 8 2017 9:30 AMI Have to Ask: The George Saunders EditionThe author of Lincoln in the Bardo on summoning the ghost of past presidents and writing about our current one.
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June 5 2017 5:55 AM“I’m Hearing You’re Really Angry”Advice on how to talk to the white working class without insulting them.
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May 31 2017 5:32 PMChaos TheoryDid Putin intentionally create political bedlam in the U.S. or did he just get lucky?
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May 26 2017 10:54 AMI Have to Ask: The Tom Cole EditionThe Republican congressman on life in Trump’s Washington and how Fox News has changed the Republican Party.
Brow Beat
May 23 2017 12:38 PMRemembering Roger Moore, the Man Who Saved James Bond
The Slatest
May 18 2017 11:00 AMWe Live in the World Roger Ailes Broke
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May 16 2017 8:24 PMHow Will Israel Respond to Trump’s Leak?Netanyahu will not want this to hurt his relationship with the president.
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May 15 2017 11:50 PMWalk Softly and Blurt Out Whatever Is On Your MindWhat Trump’s big mouth could mean for American foreign policy.
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May 11 2017 7:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Pankaj Mishra EditionThe author of Age of Anger on why modern society is ill-equipped to handle populist rage.
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May 9 2017 4:37 PMHow Should We Remember the Confederacy?A fight over Civil War monuments in New Orleans reignites an old but unresolved debate.
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May 4 2017 10:31 AMI Have to Ask: The Jonathan Chait EditionThe New York writer on how the Republican Party’s past explains the election of an American demagogue.

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