The Angle: Island in the Pacific Edition
Slate’s daily newsletter on weed legalization; The Handmaid’s Tale; and Hawaii, the 50th state.
Revisionist Trumpcare HistoryWhy the president, who said last month that he had given up on health care, is blasting the media for saying he gave up on health care.
The Road to S-TownHost and producer Brian Reed on finding the podcast’s story and how the town reacted to the spotlight.
Donald Trump Is Sending a MessageWhy the president invited this racist celebrity to the White House.
Democrats, Listen to the Resistance. Legalize Weed.The Trump administration wants to crack down on pot—but the American people overwhelmingly support marijuana legalization. Why aren’t Democrats leading the fight?
The GOP Needs New Ideas for Lowering TaxesIts new, bluer-collar base isn’t going to stand for more enriching of the already rich.
The Angle: Bernie’s Pod EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the definition of “working class,” Bernie Sanders’ podcast, and Kendrick Lamar’s new album.
Trials and Error
The Poor Shouldn’t Pay for PunishmentA terrible system in Georgia required poor people who couldn’t pay small fines for misdemeanors to pay for their probation costs.
Is Donald Trump’s Unpredictability an Advantage in Handling North Korea?The North Koreans are used to being the ones who play “the crazy card.”
New Justice on the BlockGorsuch’s first-day performance was self-assured—and slightly irritating to his colleagues.
The Angle: Impeachment Approaches EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the retail apocalypse, Ivanka’s Kellyanne bump, and three options for impeaching Trump.
Jeff Sessions Thinks Hawaii’s Not a Real State. We Shouldn’t Be Surprised.But we must maintain our outrage.
The Angle: Civil Rights Erosion EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on O’Reilly’s legacy, prison suicides, and the future of the DOJ in the Trump era.
This Week in Trump
This Week in Trump: Challenging the DPRKTrump confronts a thorny foreign policy issue and more protests at home.
How Trump Will Dismantle Civil Rights Protections in AmericaThe same way Bush did: by politicizing the DOJ.
The Mysterious Case of the Wayward Aircraft CarrierThis is a dangerous way for the world’s most powerful military to operate.
Still a FactorO’Reilly is gone, but his ugly brand of egotism and resentment is here to stay.
Georgia’s Progressive RenaissanceThings are changing in the 6th District, and there’s no going back.
Mark Sanford Welcomes Your AbuseHow one GOP congressman is handling voter fury at his town halls.
Fake Working ClassThe muted response to the retail apocalypse shows which workers count in Trump’s America.
Hated in His Own HometownJury selection for Alex Jones’ custody battle reveals the pitfalls of being a conspiracy theorist while living in Austin, Texas.