Rebecca Onion
Rebecca Onion Rebecca Onion

Rebecca Onion is a Slate staff writer and the author of Innocent Experiments

The Angle
April 18 2017 5:39 PMThe Angle: Impeachment Approaches EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the retail apocalypse, Ivanka’s Kellyanne bump, and three options for impeaching Trump.
Fascism
April 3 2017 12:23 PMFascism Today: Where Are We Now?In the final episode, our Slate Academy tries to determine how historical examples of fascism help us understand the present.
Fascism
March 3 2017 3:42 PMGermany: Fascism’s Terrible ApogeeWith the fourth episode, our Slate Academy arrives at the fascism that looms above all others.
Fascism
Feb. 3 2017 12:15 PMSpain: An Influential OutlierThe second episode of Fascism: A Slate Academy asks how a fringe movement got folded into a 40-year dictatorship.
Fascism
Jan. 20 2017 1:37 PMIntroducing FascismA new Slate Academy asks what happened in the 20th century—and whether it’s happening again.
The Angle
Jan. 18 2017 6:24 PMThe Angle: Secretary of Miseducation EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the presidential pardon, patients’ rights, and confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos.
The Angle
Jan. 17 2017 6:10 PMThe Angle: Run For It Already EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Tom Price’s conflicts of interest, John Lewis’ example, and why you should run for office.
Future Tense
Jan. 13 2017 11:26 AMThe Weird Science That Inspired Mary ShelleyFrankenstein reflects a strange intellectual moment in history.
The Angle
Jan. 11 2017 6:15 PMThe Angle: Press Conference Showtime EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s press conference, ongoing confirmation hearings, and a new Ferrante.
The Angle
Jan. 9 2017 6:11 PMThe Angle: Obama’s Misplaced Faith EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Golden Globes, Jeff Sessions in Alabama, and the outgoing president’s trust in America.
The Angle
Jan. 5 2017 6:20 PMThe Angle: Transform or Die EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Megyn Kelly’s history of racism, the fate of the mortgage interest deduction, and the prospects for Trump’s presidency.
The Angle
Jan. 4 2017 6:20 PMThe Angle: Rate My Democracy EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on religious freedom in Mississippi, democracy in North Carolina, and actor-driven movies.
The Angle
Dec. 30 2016 6:12 PMThe Angle: Some Good Things EditionSlates daily newsletter on pretty new buildings, queer sources of joy, and a nice, deserving Canadian bird.
The Angle
Dec. 29 2016 6:14 PMThe Angle: Broken Heart EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the death of Debbie Reynolds, adults in playgrounds, and a 2016 playlist.
The XX Factor
Dec. 28 2016 12:28 PMBefore Having My First Child I Bought and Stocked a Chest Freezer. Here’s What’s Inside.
The Angle
April 17 2017 5:44 PMThe Angle: Your Canadian Fave is Problematic EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Justin Trudeau hype, the Girls finale, and Trump’s military boasts.
Fascism
March 17 2017 5:05 PMBritain and the U.S.: It Could Have Happened HereIn the fifth episode, our Slate Academy looks at the small, but significant, fascist movements that took root in the U.S. and Britain.
Fascism
Feb. 17 2017 2:06 PMRomania: Bloody, Mystical Fascism From the EastThe third episode of our Slate Academy asks if the experience of Romania changes our understanding of fascism’s origins.
Fascism
Jan. 20 2017 1:37 PMItaly: Fascism’s Violent BirthThe first episode of our new Slate Academy asks what fascism means and examines the rise and fall of Mussolini.
The Angle
Jan. 19 2017 6:23 PMThe Angle: Inauguration Eve EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Trump inauguration's music, first dance, and (lack of) poetry.
The Vault
Jan. 18 2017 1:02 PMAn Odd and Obsolete 19th-Century Nickname Map of the American States
The Angle
Jan. 13 2017 6:13 PMThe Angle: Oregon Problems EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Ben Carson’s confirmation hearings, Trump and reality TV, and criminal justice in Oregon.
The Angle
Jan. 12 2017 6:11 PMThe Angle: Presidential Profits EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Mike Pompeo’s holy war, The Young Pope, and how Trump could rake it in during the next four years.
The Angle
Jan. 10 2017 6:36 PMThe Angle: Hygge Me Not EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on a fight against gerrymandering, James Mattis’ confirmation, and the dark underbelly of hygge.
The Angle
Jan. 6 2017 6:08 PMThe Angle: Repeal and ... What? EditionSlate's daily newsletter on Republican health care strategy, movie-watching resolutions, and a very young pope.
The Vault
Jan. 5 2017 4:17 PMFive More Compelling Digital History Projects We Loved in 2016
The Angle
Jan. 3 2017 6:16 PMThe Angle: Back in the USSR EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the new Celebrity Apprentice, Megyn Kelly’s move, and Russia’s resurgence.
The Vault
Dec. 30 2016 3:57 PMFive Fascinating Digital History Projects We Loved in 2016
The Angle
Dec. 28 2016 6:21 PMThe Angle: Trump in Your Wallet EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Carrie Fisher’s advocacy, Poe’s law, and Trump’s effect on your personal finances.
The Angle
Dec. 27 2016 6:06 PMThe Angle: Goodbye Carrie EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump and nukes, the new backlash against feminism, and the death of Carrie Fisher.

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