Trump’s Trans Troops Ban Will Never Take Effect
The White House’s new plan is plainly unconstitutional. The federal courts won’t stand for it.
Why Does John Bolton Defend Islamophobes?The incoming national security adviser has spoken to the complexities of the Islamic world—and the worst instincts of his base.
A Texas Misstep?House Democrats back down in the battle to stop a progressive candidate in Texas.
Racial BlindnessViolent murders in Texas and Maryland show how white killers receive more sympathy than black victims.
When “Free Speech” Is a Marketing PloyThe University of Chicago is dissing safe spaces and rolling out the red carpet for controversial speakers to boost its own brand. It’s working.
Sixteen-Year-Old Victim in Maryland School Shooting Has Died After Being Taken Off Life Support
The Shadow of SorosHungary’s young opposition leaders are fighting back against an authoritarian government, and being labeled as foreign agents.
Investigation Into DNC Hacker Guccifer Reportedly Leads to Russian Intelligence Officer in Moscow
Minnesota Teen Fails Driving Test by Crashing Car Through Front Wall of Driving Test Office
The Angle: Big Misconceptions EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on distracted boyfriends, tired homophobia jokes, and Trump’s foreign policy confusion.
“Getting Along” Is Not a Foreign PolicyTrump’s defense of congratulating Putin shows again how clueless he is.
The Good Fight
No, Really, DO NOT CONGRATULATE!Western media and leaders—Not Just Trump—are helping Putin legitimize his sham election victory.
How to Survive Death RowAnthony Ray Hinton served 30 years in prison for murders he didn’t commit. Somehow, he’s not enraged.
The Angle: Get Your Speech Here EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on John Bolton, Cynthia Nixon, and the University of Chicago’s free-speech turn.
Make Them PayGun control activists must focus on fighting for the right to sue firearms manufacturers.
John Bolton and Gina Haspel Are the Consequences of Our Failure to Reckon With the Bush Years
It’s Time to Panic NowJohn Bolton’s appointment as national security adviser puts us on a path to war.
New Hampshire’s Signature IssueThe Granite State has used dubious handwriting analysis to disenfranchise hundreds of voters. Now the ACLU is fighting back.
Austin Police Chief Baffled by What Could’ve Motivated White Right-Wing Survivalist Bomber to Kill Two Black People