The Fake Loans Edition Slate Money on private student loan debt, Donald Trump’s ties to Deutsche Bank, and hedge funders evading taxes.
The Nicest Thing You Can Say About Sean Spicer Is That He Was a Bad Liar We should fear a Trump press secretary who’s a good one.
Lies, Pardons, and Bringing Trump to Heel What are we to make of all the president’s untruths?
Criminal Pardon If Donald Trump abuses his pardon power, he could eventually be prosecuted.
The Angle: More Trump Than Trump Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on Anthony Scaramucci, the limits of the law, and anti-abortion protesters in Kentucky.
A Tennessee Jail Is Offering Vasectomies for Reduced Prison Time That’s wildly unethical.
Anthony Scaramucci Attacked Trump in 2015 for Being Spoiled and Un-American, but Says They Made Up
Al Gore, Ever Hopeful The former vice president returns with a sequel to his climate change documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
Why Exactly Does Putin Hate the Magnitsky Act? The man who lobbied for it explains its importance and why it’s at the heart of the Trump Tower meeting.
Blind Side Coach Resigns Over Scandal Involving Escorts, Bongs, and Man Named Houston Nutt
Uber Needs to Share Its Salary Data After a series of sexism scandals, the company says it’s now paying men and women equally. That’s not enough.
Lawyers Aren’t Wizards There’s no magic legal spell to remove Donald Trump from office. Americans are just going to have to stand up and fight his abuses of power.
The Trumpcare Tracker
Nobody Knows Anything Republican leaders don’t have a bill, but they’re still pushing senators to vote next week.
YouTube Starts Redirecting People who Search for Certain Keywords to Anti-Terrorist Videos
Best of Slate Podcasts
The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The End of Norms The Political Gabfest on how Trump has challenged the traditions and customs that have constrained past presidents.
Trump Can’t Escape the States No matter whom he fires or pardons, the president won’t be able to hide from state attorneys general.
Can the President Get the Vice President to Pardon Him? And other pardon scenarios, explained.
“They Believe the Government Is Now on Their Side” For a picture of the newly emboldened, militant anti-abortion movement, look to Louisville.
The Trump Administration Is Stealing Our Jokes How the presidential aesthetic became a mirror of our Adult Swim show Decker.
In The Parallax View, Conspiracy Goes All the Way to the Top—and Beyond Alan J. Pakula’s suspense thriller suggested that political assassinations were part of something much, much larger.
Making Afghanistan Great Again The Trump administration seems in no hurry to devise a strategy for America’s longest-running war.
Google’s New News Feed Is Scary-Good at Personalization So why does it feel so impersonal?
Serious Investigative Journalist Stephen Colbert Goes to Moscow in Search of “the Pee Pee Tape”