Lili Loofbourow
Lili Loofbourow

Lili Loofbourow is a Slate staff writer.

Politics
Jan. 16 2019 2:37 PM“All Sizzle but No Steak”How Ocasio-Cortez is upending the usual sexist scripts for talking about female politicians’ looks.
Politics
Dec. 27 2018 5:45 AMIn a Year Full of Heinous Men, Jeffrey Epstein Still Managed to Be ShockingFew examples have more clearly revealed the toxic inner workings of male social networks.
Politics
Dec. 12 2018 6:37 PMWhy Nancy Pelosi’s Quiet Trump Burn Was Uniquely SatisfyingAt long last, a verbal counterstrike to Trump from the Dems that is actually not lame.
Politics
Nov. 7 2018 4:30 PMThe Democratic Party’s Improbable TriumphsAgainst all odds, the midterms renewed my faith in America.
Politics
Oct. 15 2018 2:29 PMThe Price of RageThere is a rising tide of anger in America. But those who have earned their fury are often the ones who are punished for it.
Politics
Sept. 28 2018 8:08 PMWhy Christine Blasey Ford Isn’t Allowed to Be MadThe Kavanaugh hearing was a master class in misreading anger as honesty.
Politics
Sept. 23 2018 7:44 PMWhy the Brett Kavanaugh “Evil Twin” Theory Is So DiabolicalIt says everything you need to know about how seriously the GOP takes Christine Blasey Ford.
Politics
Sept. 11 2018 2:30 PMToo Big to JailWhy we almost believed Les Moonves would get away with it.
Politics
Aug. 31 2018 6:14 PMFocus on the ChildrenWhat Pope Francis knew or didn’t know won’t cure what ails the Catholic Church.
Politics
Aug. 22 2018 2:40 PMMichael Cohen’s Loyalty Had a LimitHe wanted to be Trump’s consigliere. Now he’s the latest to betray him.
Politics
Aug. 16 2018 4:46 PMOmarosa Has the White House Where She Wants ItShe’s laid a series of traps for the administration, and they’re starting to go off.
Television
Aug. 6 2018 5:55 AMReality TVBetter Call Saul’s obsession with the mundane is a tonic for these times.
Life
July 31 2018 1:37 PMIlleana Douglas’ Tragedy, Plus TimeResponding to harassment with comedy, in the moment and years later.
Politics
July 26 2018 3:19 PMThe Hacking of AmericaIt’s not Russia’s fault. It’s ours.
Politics
July 17 2018 12:38 PMDon’t Call It AppeasementTrump’s approach to Putin is much worse.
The Waves
Jan. 3 2019 10:31 AMThe “Winter Call-In Show” EditionThe hosts of the Waves take on listeners’ questions.
Life
Dec. 21 2018 4:37 PMThe Year of the Old BoysIt’s hard to overstate the extent to which childish masculinity revealed itself in 2018 as the engine of power in America.
Life
Dec. 4 2018 5:55 AMThey Called Her “the Che Guevara of Abortion Reformers”A decade before Roe, Pat Maginnis’ radical activism—and righteous rage—changed the abortion debate forever.
Wide Angle
Oct. 18 2018 1:09 PMThe Extraordinary Accomplishment of Serial Season 3With its morally complicated look at our broken criminal justice system, the podcast that revolutionized the form is now the best it’s ever been.
The Waves
Oct. 11 2018 12:05 PMThe “Star Report” EditionThe Waves on #MeToo a year on, A Star Is Born, and a California law requiring women on corporate boards.
Politics
Sept. 25 2018 3:27 PMBrett Kavanaugh and the Cruelty of Male BondingWhen being one of the guys comes at a woman’s expense.
Politics
Sept. 18 2018 6:23 PMMen Are More Afraid Than EverWhy Kavanaugh advocates would rather defend malfeasance than deny it.
Books
Sept. 6 2018 9:00 AMThe Agony of BureaucracyA conversation with Lydia Kiesling about The Golden State.
Politics
Aug. 30 2018 2:48 PMSome Things Aren’t ComplicatedWhen calling for nuance—as when a powerful female professor is accused of harassment—becomes another way to blame the accuser.
Television
Aug. 19 2018 4:00 PMThis Is AmericaSacha Baron Cohen’s most dangerous Who Is America? skits don’t prey on politeness. They let their targets show who they really are.
Politics
Aug. 10 2018 5:53 PMTrump’s War on CaliforniaThe Golden State has thrived in defiance of the president. But now it’s on fire.
The Slatest
Aug. 3 2018 3:46 PMIn Oakland, Nia Wilson’s Death Could Never Feel “Random”Not in a city or a country that doesn’t value black life, or punish its extinguishing.
Brow Beat
July 26 2018 7:34 PMA Rebooted Frasier Would Totally Be a White-Collar Roseanne
Wide Angle
July 24 2018 11:56 AMA Most Wanted ManIn A Very English Scandal, Hugh Grant has returned to the theme of his life: public figures with secrets.
Politics
July 10 2018 11:57 AMDon’t Look at the Judge Behind the CurtainThe reality-TV presidency reached a canny new low at Trump’s nominating event.

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