Should the Worldwide Leader Stick to Sports? ESPN’s Rachel Nichols on talking politics and whether the NBA champs will visit the White House.
Was Trump Warned That Flynn Misled the FBI? Flynn’s interview prompted a warning to the White House. Was Trump not told, or does he not care?
Is ICE Out of Control? Two troubling cases suggest immigration officials may have intentionally broken the law while policing.
Today in Conservative Media: Rush Limbaugh Was a Big-League Fan of Trump’s Press Conference
The False Promise of Sanctuary Cities For many undocumented immigrants, the protections offered by left-leaning cities mean nothing at all.
Romania: Bloody, Mystical Fascism From the East The third episode of our Slate Academy asks if the experience of Romania changes our understanding of fascism’s origins.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Gets Tangled Up in Blue Slate critics discuss the poetry of Bob Dylan’s lyrics.
This North Korean Airport Poison-Spray Assassination “LOL” T-Shirt Story Is Starting to Get Weird
The Raw Nerve of Pain A conversation with Daphne Merkin about grappling with severe depression.
Watch Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Launch an Underground Casino in the Trailer for The House
Report: Trump Administration Considers Deploying 100,000 National Guard Troops to Round Up Immigrants
Moonlight Editor Joi McMillon On her journey to becoming the first black woman nominated for a Best Film Editing Oscar.
Trump Reportedly Has a New Communications Director. Breitbart Says He’s a “Rove Acolyte.”
The Good Fight
Enemy of the Status Quo Social media isn’t bad or good—it favors outsiders, regardless of their aims.
Confessions of a Washington Swamp Creature Trump doesn’t understand the revolving door in Washington. Neither did I, until I went through it.
Trump’s Public Humiliation By rejecting the national security adviser job, Robert Harward gave cover to every professional who wants to turn the president down.
Donald Trump Offers Irrefutable Evidence That He’s Definitely Not Racist or Anti-Semitic
“What Someone Else Does Not Want Printed” Comforting the comfortable and afflicting the afflicted.
The “Freaks and Leaks” Edition Listen to Slate’s show about Trump’s Russia links, Obamacare, and American–Israeli relations.
The Lies, Exaggerations, and Obfuscations That Came Out of Trump’s Mouth While He Called the Media “Dishonest”