The Colony and the Nation MSNBC host Chris Hayes on how the law-and-order policies of Richard Nixon have created a bifurcated America.
The Bureaucrats Gone Wild Edition Slate Money on corruption in Brazil, Saudi Arabia’s oil prices, and Paul Romer’s war on Bankspeak.
Hit Parade: The Fab Four Sweep Edition How a major label screw-up helped the Beatles sweep the Billboard top five.
Will He or Won’t He? How Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement decision became a battle over the judiciary and the Trump presidency.
Amicus: Clarence Thomas Is Colorblind The most conservative justice casts a decisive vote to strike down race-based voting lines.
The XX Factor
Hillary Clinton’s Commencement Speech Made It Sound Like All of America Was Graduating
Live at Politics and Prose
Microcosm, USA Amy Goldstein on the impact of the 2008 Great Recession in Janesville, Wisconsin, and how it reflected the entire U.S.
Taking a Bold Stand Lifestyle gurus, Trump whisperers, left-wing conspiracymongers, and more, in the Slate Plus Digest.
Today in Conservative Media: Yeah, Gianforte Assaulted a Reporter, But Something Something Lauren Duca
The Most Money Lines From Hillary Clinton’s Surprisingly Good Wellesley Commencement Speech
Alamo Drafthouse Responds to Criticism of All-Female Wonder Woman Screenings By Adding More of Them
The Angle: Trump’s First Evolution Slate’s daily newsletter on the song of the summer, the ugliest American, and Trump learning something.
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning In 10 percent of drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for.
Best of Slate Podcasts
The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
I Have to Ask
I Have to Ask: The Tom Cole Edition The Republican congressman on life in Trump’s Washington and how Fox News has changed the Republican Party.
The First Black Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is looking for love on a “historic” new season.
The Good Fight
The Ugliest American Europeans secretly love Trump for confirming their own sense of superiority.
Killers of the Flower Moon How does David Grann manage to repackage the historical record so that it arrives with the force of a revelation?
A Conspiracy Thriller Before Its Time Why The Manchurian Candidate disappeared for 25 years—and then returned to a world that was primed for it.
Why America’s First Spanish-Language No. 1 in Decades Is Likely to Be the Song of the Summer
The “Glowing Orb” Edition Listen to Slate’s show about the budget, Trump’s trip abroad, and a Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering.
The Gentleman and the Child The first excerpt from Philip Pullman’s new trilogy The Book of Dust.