Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

Interrogation
April 27 2017 10:32 AMWhat Is Going on at ESPN?How cord cutters, Fox Sports 1, and the declining fortunes of SportsCenter are hurting the “worldwide leader.”
The Slatest
April 24 2017 8:16 PMBill O’Reilly Just Put Out a Podcast—and He Sounded a Lot Like Donald Trump
I Have to Ask
April 20 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The David Grann EditionThe New Yorker writer on crime reporting, Trump’s impact on journalism, and the secrets of crafting long-form journalism.
Interrogation
April 19 2017 11:00 AMIs Donald Trump’s Unpredictability an Advantage in Handling North Korea?The North Koreans are used to being the ones who play “the crazy card.”
Interrogation
April 17 2017 8:10 PMCan the Web Save the World?In her new book, Anne-Marie Slaughter argues networks may be more powerful than nation-states.
The Slatest
April 11 2017 4:12 PMWhy Sean Spicer Was So Confused About the Holocaust and Syria
The Slatest
April 7 2017 12:14 PMElites Are Giddy Over Trump’s Airstrike in Syria, and That’s Terrifying
Interrogation
April 5 2017 9:15 AM“British Politics at the Moment Doesn’t Work”Fractious Scots, Labour in shambles, and fighting words for Spain.
Interrogation
March 31 2017 12:23 PMAmerican OligarchsThe New Yorker’s Jane Mayer on the billionaires supporting—and opposing—President Trump.
I Have to Ask
March 30 2017 7:45 AMI Have to Ask: The Elif Batuman EditionIsaac Chotiner speaks with the author and New Yorker staff writer about the inspiration for her new novel, The Idiot.
Interrogation
March 24 2017 6:05 PMHas There Ever Been a Crazier Week in Congress?No.
Interrogation
March 22 2017 11:44 AMWhat Do India and Turkey Have in Common?A lot more than you might think.
Interrogation
March 16 2017 2:45 PMDon’t Become the Thing You’re FightingCNN’s Van Jones on the danger of progressives losing their way.
I Have to Ask
March 16 2017 10:01 AMI Have to Ask: The Chuck Schumer EditionSlate’s resident interrogator Isaac Chotiner speaks with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about how the Democratic Party can survive the Trump era.
Interrogation
March 7 2017 9:00 AMWhat the 20th Century Tells Us About TrumpTimothy Snyder on the president’s endgame and how effectively Americans are resisting so far.
I Have to Ask
April 27 2017 9:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Pamela Paul EditionThe Times book review editor on the future of criticism and what our books say about us.
Interrogation
April 24 2017 4:38 PM“He’s Learning on the Job”A lonely Trump defender in the academy attempts to continue defending Trump.
Politics
April 19 2017 5:06 PMStill a FactorO’Reilly is gone, but his ugly brand of egotism and resentment is here to stay. 
Interrogation
April 18 2017 11:55 AMVictorious and ParanoidHow will Recep Tayyip Erdogan wield his new powers?
I Have to Ask
April 13 2017 7:47 AMI Have to Ask: The Ethan Sherwood Strauss EditionThe ESPN reporter on working the Warriors beat, Steph Curry, and “sticking to sports” in the age of Trump.
Interrogation
April 10 2017 2:49 PMThe Case for Supporting Trump’s Syria InterventionEven if you don’t support Trump. A conversation with Shadi Hamid.
I Have to Ask
April 6 2017 7:14 AMI Have to Ask: The Andrew Sullivan EditionThe proto-blogger on the decline of conservatism and why he expected Trump’s victory.
Interrogation
April 3 2017 9:05 AMTrump Isn’t NixonNixon read books, for one thing.
Interrogation
March 30 2017 12:17 PMWhat Is Going On in Russia?The managing editor of the Moscow Times on the opposition to Putin and what it can, and can’t, accomplish.
Interrogation
March 29 2017 10:21 AMWhy Are So Many Civilians in Iraq and Syria Dying?Is it Trump?
I Have to Ask
March 23 2017 10:43 AMI Have to Ask: The Chris Hayes Edition Isaac Chotiner speaks with Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes about his new book A Colony in a Nation.
Books
March 21 2017 6:21 PM“He Couldn’t Conceive of a Life Without Being the Editor of the NYRBIan Buruma on the genius of Bob Silvers, the Review’s cultural influence, and the art of wrangling writerly egos.
Culture Gabfest
March 16 2017 2:07 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Nature Made Me a Freak, Man Made Me a Weapon” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Logan, 50 Song Memoir, and privilege.
Interrogation
March 10 2017 9:08 AM“We Set Out to Make the World a Better Place”Former diplomat Daniel Fried on how American leadership enriched the nation, and the globe.
Books
March 6 2017 9:04 AMFaceless MassesMohsin Hamid’s new novel is a missed opportunity to make refugee characters seem vivid, human, and real.

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