Trump Is Finally Getting the Team He Wants The president is getting ready to go to war with somebody, but who?
A Texas Misstep? House Democrats back down in the battle to stop a progressive candidate in Texas.
The Angle: Get Your Speech Here Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on John Bolton, Cynthia Nixon, and the University of Chicago’s free-speech turn.
Racial Blindness Violent murders in Texas and Maryland show how white killers receive more sympathy than black victims.
Taylor Swift Takes a Rare Political Stand, Voices Support for March for Our Lives and “Gun Reform”
Why University Networks Are So Tempting to Foreign Hackers It’s actually kind of sweet.
Cate Blanchett Responds to Woody Allen Accusations: “I Don’t Think I’ve Stayed Silent At All”
Would Facebook Ever Let Users Pay to Get Out of Data Collection? Mark Zuckerberg suggested in an interview this week that the company has considered it.
When “Free Speech” Is a Marketing Ploy The University of Chicago is dissing safe spaces and rolling out the red carpet for controversial speakers to boost its own brand. It’s working.
Elon Musk Takes Down Facebook Pages for Tesla and SpaceX After Bizarre Twitter Exchanges
The Courts Can Handle the Deadly Uber Self-Driving Car Crash But that doesn’t mean the law is ready for autonomous vehicles.
Make Them Pay Gun control activists must focus on fighting for the right to sue firearms manufacturers.
Sixteen-Year-Old Victim in Maryland School Shooting Has Died After Being Taken Off Life Support
“You Don’t Want to Be the Kid Who Went to the Next Columbine”: Parkland Shooting Survivors Talk to Trevor Noah
What the Fatal Uber Crash Doesn’t Tell Us About Self-Driving Cars This sad accident won’t set any useful precedents.
Justice Department Indicts Iranian Hackers for Allegedly Stealing Research From Hundreds of Universities
The Shadow of Soros Hungary’s young opposition leaders are fighting back against an authoritarian government, and being labeled as foreign agents.
I Have to Ask
I Have to Ask: The Judd Apatow Edition The man behind Knocked Up and Trainwreck on Hollywood—and comedy—in the age of #MeToo.
John Bolton and Gina Haspel Are the Consequences of Our Failure to Reckon With the Bush Years
Is Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs Delightful, Culturally Insensitive, or Both? Three Slate critics discuss.
Pacific Rim Inspired the “Mako Mori Test.” Uprising Gives the Character a Far Less Inspiring Arc. The sequel might meet the standard named after the franchise’s most beloved character, but it falls victim to an older cliché.
Live at Politics and Prose
History Teaches Us to Resist Civil rights icon Mary Frances Berry swore she’d never write another book. Then Trump got elected.
Care and Feeding
I Can’t Wait for My Mom to Be a Grandma, but My Stepdad Is a Nightmare Grandparent trouble for an expecting mother with a history of family abuse.
Investigation Into DNC Hacker Guccifer Reportedly Leads to Russian Intelligence Officer in Moscow
As Statues Fall, Racism Stays New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on dog whistles, Confederate monuments, and besting the likes of David Duke.
The “Delete Facebook” Edition Listen to Slate’s show about Robert Mueller’s job security, Cambridge Analytica’s data mining, and whether 2018 is really just a new take on the 1960s.
How to Regulate Facebook Mark Zuckerberg says he’s open to more oversight. What should it look like?