The Worst DefenseTrump claims that U.S. missile defense works 97 percent of the time. It doesn’t, and it’s a problem if he thinks that.
Questionable CallsTrump has sparked outrage by suggesting that his predecessors didn’t call the grieving families of service members. If only we were as interested in why they are killed at all.
The Good Fight
Trump Is Not the Failure He Appears to BeA lot of people laughed when the president claimed to be “ahead of schedule,” but he’s not wrong.
Trump Is Trying to Take Credit for the Desperate Bipartisan Effort to Clean Up His Health Care Mess
Close Trump Associate Invests in Weinstein Company, Will Presumably Also Pursue Cosby Partnership
The Single Most Unremarked Win of the Trump EraKristen Clarke of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on the federal judiciary.
The Obtuse SaboteurTrump’s plan to kill Obamacare isn’t just reckless—it’s illegal, and likely to fail in the courts.
John Kelly Speaks the TruthTrump’s chief of staff accidentally confirms Trump’s incompetence. Oops.
Donald Trump Should Stop Obsessing Over the MoonHe thinks going will get us closer to Mars. It won’t.
The Man Who Could Save Puerto Rico, If He Feels Like ItDonald Trump is reveling in his power both to save hurricane victims and condemn them.
The “Adult Day Care” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s infighting, the fall of Harvey Weinstein, and the Clean Power Plan repeal.
The New Man ShowJimmy Kimmel—mouthy, mean, and quick to cry—is the perfect foil for Donald Trump. But how long can he play the hero?
Politicians Are Addicted to Big Data Like It’s Campaign CashIt’s one reason they’ll never crack down on Facebook and Google’s data collection.
Trump Warns After McCain Speech Condemning Nationalism: “Be Careful” Because “I Fight Back”
“I Don’t Think I Was Brave. I Was Angry.”One woman who spoke out about Trump’s alleged groping on what it’s like to watch his presidency—and how she feels about the fall of Harvey Weinstein.
We Could Send $1,000 a Year to Every Worker in America for the Cost of Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut
The Obama Backlash in Two PartsWhite racial resentment and the undoing of the Affordable Care Act.
Certifiable NonsenseTrump’s speech on the Iran deal might be his most dishonest, and also his most damaging.
When Pigs FlyWhy the Trump administration’s fondness for private flights has struck a special nerve.
Today’s Impeach-O-Meter: John Kelly Really, Really Loves Working for Donald Trump. (Really!)
Trump’s Plan to Sabotage Obamacare Could Actually Save ObamacareThe president’s executive order is less likely to undo the law’s protections than it is to entrench them.