Katy Waldman
Katy Waldman Katy Waldman

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.

The Slatest
July 27 2017 6:34 PMThe "Skinny Repeal" Tastes Like Garbage, and It's Not Even Good for You
Politics
July 21 2017 5:54 AMNews. Traffic. Weather. Trump.How Sinclair Broadcast Group and Boris Epshteyn took administration propaganda from the Oval Office to the local news.
Politics
June 29 2017 7:39 PMPopcorn, Pinballs, and PiranhasThe surreal spectacle of Capitol Hill reporters pressing senators for useless information.
The Slatest
June 22 2017 7:08 PMDemocrats Calling the GOP Health Care Bill Mean Are Impotent and Pathetic
Books
June 13 2017 10:21 AMThe Mournful, Lonely Feminism of Chelsea Clinton’s She PersistedIf the broken heart of the Clinton campaign wrote a kids’ book, this would be it.
Politics
June 7 2017 3:17 PMHow to Process the Astonishing Callousness of Trump’s Tweets After a Terrorist AttackA guide.
Politics
June 7 2017 2:56 PMWhy Is Trump So Angry?The president’s uncontrollable rage powers his ruthlessness—and his ineptitude.
Politics
June 1 2017 7:44 PMWe the VictimsTrump’s Paris accord speech projected his own psychological issues all over the American people.
Books
May 31 2017 9:00 AMBless Me FatherPatricia Lockwood’s writerly touch in her family memoir is almost too light.
The Audio Book Club
May 22 2017 11:36 AMThe Handmaid’s TaleSlate critics debate Margaret Atwood’s harrowing novel and the television series it inspired.
Politics
May 18 2017 3:04 PMHow to Manage Your Idiot PresidentDonald Trump, a user’s guide.
Politics
May 11 2017 6:30 AMWhy Is Trump So Angry?The president’s uncontrollable rage powers his ruthlessness—and his ineptitude.
Politics
May 2 2017 4:46 PMAn Anonymous White House Official (Who Is Totally Steve Bannon)How to tell who’s leaking what in the Trump administration.
Politics
April 26 2017 6:00 AMAgainst Retweeting Trump’s Old TweetsDon’t succumb to the winsome melodies of the gotcha sirens.
The Slatest
April 20 2017 5:12 PMHenry Kissinger’s Blurb for Jared Kushner in Time Is the Recommendation Letter No Student Wants
Politics
July 24 2017 7:34 PMThe See-Through PresidencyWhat “transparency” means to the Trump administration.
The Audio Book Club
June 30 2017 10:49 AMToo Much and Not the MoodDurga Chew-Bose’s debut collection drifts toward meaning without ever really finding it.
Books
June 26 2017 12:22 PMThe Hunger to Stop HurtingRoxane Gay, through the act of memoir, attempts to take possession of her body.
Politics
June 16 2017 11:53 AMSenator, InterruptedKamala Harris got shushed and became a liberal hero. Do progressives want to hear what she has to say?
The Slatest
June 7 2017 5:55 PMJames Comey’s Senate Testimony Is a Pulpy, Literary Treat
Politics
June 7 2017 2:57 PMThe Rise of the Liberal Conspiracy TheoristLouise Mensch’s loony Trump fantasies fill a craving the left didn’t know it had.
Brow Beat
June 5 2017 12:24 PMSwaggy, Condescending Putin Was the Ideal Foe for Megyn Kelly on Her NBC Debut
Television
June 1 2017 4:55 PMHouse of Cards Season 5 Is TV’s Slyest Take Yet on Our Political MomentIt’s full of pessimism not just about the egomaniac in the White House but about the uniquely American institutions and attitudes that got him there.
Cover Story
May 24 2017 9:25 PMThe Rise of the Liberal Conspiracy TheoristLouise Mensch’s loony Trump fantasies fill a craving the left didn’t know it had.
Politics
May 19 2017 10:15 AMAll the Times Trump Has Been “Surprised” Since the ElectionNobody knew this stuff could be so complicated!
Movies
May 12 2017 9:03 AMKing Arthur: Legend of the SwordGuy Ritchie’s entirely brainless, totally enjoyable fantasy reveals the bro-y side of the Arthurian legend.
The XX Factor
May 5 2017 11:34 AMIvanka Trump Is the Sparkly Vampire America Craves
The Audio Book Club
May 1 2017 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club Joins Lincoln in the BardoSlate critics debate George Saunders’ curious novelistic debut.
The Slatest
April 24 2017 3:40 PMTrump’s Mystical Grasp of Time Is Straining the Limits of Grammar
Books
April 20 2017 9:30 AMSpectacle and ImpostorThese essays about female ambition spotlight society’s tortured relationship to women who want to achieve—and our own tortured relationship to ourselves.

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