A Short Bus Ride to Nowhere
Why did Trump summon the entire Senate to the White House to tell them things they already know about North Korea?
The Angle: 100-Day Report Card EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s blunder-packed first 100 days.
The Only Way BackDemocrats must promise to investigate every aspect of the Trump administration, even if it takes decades.
Who Had the Better First 100 Days?William Henry Harrison, who died on Day 31, or Donald Trump?
Trump, BoundOn Inauguration Day, the president seemed poised to destroy American democracy. Here are the people and institutions that have kept him in check—for now.
Against Retweeting Trump’s Old TweetsDon’t succumb to the winsome melodies of the gotcha sirens.
Sex and Hate in the Mountain StateThe West Virginia Supreme Court debates whether an anti-gay hate crime is really a hate crime.
James Comey’s Real ProblemIt’s not that he’s partisan. It’s that he’s blind to his own biases, which helped Trump get elected.
The Empty WaistbandIn a biting dissent, Justice Sotomayor takes aim at the lie that lets police officers shoot unarmed men with impunity.
“He’s Learning on the Job”A lonely Trump defender in the academy attempts to continue defending Trump.
The Republic Will StandWhy there won’t be a Trump- or Brexit-style surprise in the French election.
We Need a War TaxThe only way for anti-interventionists to succeed is to set specific policy goals.
This Week in Trump
This Week in Trump: A Tax UnicornTrump finally reveals his big-time tax reform plan as he closes in on 100 days.
Donald Trump Is a Terrible NegotiatorHe said dealmaking was his greatest strength. One hundred days in, let’s review.
The Moderate’s Case Against TrumpYou don’t have to hate Donald Trump to see he is bad at his job.
Weed-Whacking at the DOJCongress needs to stop Sessions from prosecuting growers in states where marijuana is legal.
Unstrategic ImpatienceNorth Korea’s nukes are a long-term worry, not an immediate crisis. Trump’s belligerence could change that.
The Angle: Insecurity in Chief EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Comey’s fatal flaw, O'Reilly’s podcast, and Trump’s core character trait.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Back at the Supreme Court, After GarlandIt’s strange being back in this place, and stranger still to hear them debate lunacy.
The Angle: Would Be, Will Be, Is EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the March for Science, the Alex Jones trial, and Trump’s sense of time.
The Good Fight
The Real Lessons of the French ElectionFar from a triumph for liberal democracy, the results show just how imperiled it continues to be.
Roads & Kingdoms
Diamonds Aren’t ForeverIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, artisanal mining is a remnant of the once-booming gem industry.
Reality CheckAlex Jones’ trial isn’t legally significant. But it’s still culturally terrifying.