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The Angle: Melting in Phoenix Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on Joe Arpaio, an antifa activist, and Trump’s rally in Phoenix.

Trumpcast
Aug. 23 2017 4:38 PMThe Obscure EPA Rule That Brought Down a Trump AdviserCarl Icahn’s resignation showcases how Trump’s circle regards the presidency as a corporate raid on Washington.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 23 2017 2:17 PMTrump’s Anti-Judge Playbook Originated With ArpaioOf course the president will pardon him—it’s just another way for him to signal his disdain for the rule of law.
Politics
Aug. 23 2017 11:31 AMKeep Talking, TrumpNo one is better at exposing the president for the hateful fraud that he is than Trump himself.
Politics
Aug. 22 2017 11:17 PMThe Donald Trump Election Brag TrackerHow long has it been since the president reminded us of his “massive landslide victory”?
Politics
Aug. 22 2017 5:39 PMThe Public Face of AntifaDaryle Jenkins has stepped up to explain the shadowy group’s violent tactics to a wary world. It’s not easy.
Politics
Aug. 22 2017 2:36 PMSources Close to Jared and Ivanka Say Jared and Ivanka Tried Their BestThe “sources say” Twitter meme is a delightful outlet for liberal anxiety over Javanka’s ineffectuality.
The World
Aug. 22 2017 10:49 AMDon’t Give Corbyn a PassThe British Labour leader’s fondness for dictators and extremists should disqualify from heading a major party, much less a country.
Politics
Aug. 21 2017 6:08 PMArizona Braces for TrumpThe president heads west, and even Republicans are worried.
Roads & Kingdoms
Aug. 21 2017 7:45 AMLife in Little PyongyangSeoul’s Haebangchon neighborhood was founded by isolated North Koreans but is now an epicenter for diversity.
Open Thread
Aug. 21 2017 12:01 AMA Lover of the UniverseJoin Slate’s open thread for the week of Aug. 21.
Politics
Aug. 19 2017 2:37 PMCharlottesville Was Not a SurpriseGrowing up in a notorious all-white county, I learned that things never change unless white people do.
History
Aug. 18 2017 5:05 PMDismantled but Not DestroyedOne alternative to tearing down Confederate monuments: creatively repurposing them.
Politics
Aug. 18 2017 11:09 AMGrand White Party vs. Grand Middle PartySteve Bannon is charting two different courses for Republicans. Which one will the GOP choose?
The Slate Quiz
Aug. 18 2017 5:56 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
War Stories
Aug. 17 2017 5:37 PMUgly History Shouldn’t Be BeautifulWhat Germany can teach the U.S. about remembering an ugly past without glorifying it.
The World
Aug. 23 2017 3:59 PMWhat Works in AfghanistanThe country is not always a graveyard of empires.
Politics
Aug. 23 2017 11:53 AMAn Unhinged Trump Is a Normal TrumpThe president’s Phoenix rally went off the rails within minutes. Why did I expect anything else?
Politics
Aug. 23 2017 10:43 AMTrump’s Phoenix Rally Was EmbarrassingThe president is caught in a vicious cycle of failure and rage.
The Angle
Aug. 22 2017 6:11 PMThe Angle: Useless Effort EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s foreign policy, rewarding kids, and Javanka’s weakness.
Politics
Aug. 22 2017 4:23 PMThe Eclipse Skipped CharlottesvilleOne week later, we cannot look at the sky. We are still staring at the ground.
Politics
Aug. 22 2017 11:14 AMThe Blob Ate Donald TrumpOff Twitter, the president’s foreign policy looks remarkably conventional.
War Stories
Aug. 21 2017 11:23 PMKilling Terrorists Is Not a StrategyTrump’s Afghanistan speech gave little indication of how he plans to end America’s longest war.
The Angle
Aug. 21 2017 6:05 PMThe Angle: Broken Things EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on science in crisis, a Charlottesville hero, and Kakutani’s language.
Interrogation
Aug. 21 2017 5:55 AMAre the ’60s to Blame for Donald Trump?An interview with Kurt Andersen about his theories for how we got here.
Dispatches
Aug. 20 2017 1:44 PMThe Velvet FacilitatorMeet the Charlottesville icon who stood up to Jason Kessler and had a stroke after being attacked by white nationalists.
The Angle
Aug. 18 2017 6:09 PMThe Angle: Kaep Won EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on ugly history, Bannon’s exit, and Colin Kaepernick’s year.
Interrogation
Aug. 18 2017 3:00 PMWhy He Dumped TrumpAn interview with Julius Krein.
Interrogation
Aug. 18 2017 9:08 AM“I Don’t Write My Books to Explain My Country to Others”Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk on why he doesn’t want his work to be described as bridging East and West.
The Angle
Aug. 17 2017 6:17 PMThe Angle: Monuments Down EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on eclipse-watching, UVA’s vigil, and an open letter.
Politics
Aug. 17 2017 5:35 PMWhite Americans Have to Make a ChoiceThe fight over Confederate monuments is a fight over who this country is for. And only white Americans can end it.

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