The GOP Is Coming After Medicare, and the Democrats Can Barely Contain Themselves
The strategy: Hang Republican ideology around Donald Trump’s neck.
The Angle: Fakes, Lies, and Propaganda EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on government by generals, investing in the Trump era, and what counts as “fake news.”
Does Trump Want to Put Generals in Charge of Everything?And does John Kelly have what it takes to run a bloated bureaucracy like the Department of Homeland Security?
The Angle: Guilty Burdens EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Keith Ellison and Israel, reluctant racial confessors, and becoming a citizen in the age of Trump.
I’m Not Your Racial ConfessorThe black person’s burden of managing white emotions in the age of Trump.
The Good Fight
Why I Still Want to Be an American CitizenThe rise of Donald Trump is terrifying. But the U.S. remains the world’s best hope for realizing the ideal of a liberal, multiethnic democracy.
The Angle: Lemonade Stand EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on a DAPL development, favorite books of 2016, and government by gimmickry.
Trump’s Worst Enablers Are Establishment RepublicansHis conspiracy-mongering will be fine by them so long as he signs their legislation.
Roads & Kingdoms
A Long Strange Trip to GabonOne of the world’s strongest psychedelic drugs has become an unlikely tourist draw
Somali Refugees Are Not a ThreatTheir Columbus community is being painted as a hotbed of terror. It’s the opposite.
The Angle: Strong Cheese EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense, hate in America, and Donald Trump’s locker room.
So We’re Still Blaming Jill Stein and James Comey, Huh?Ask why the campaign was so close in the first place.
Mad Dog or Warrior Monk? Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Defense Doesn’t Fit Any Stereotypes.The good and bad of Gen. James Mattis.
The Angle: Backlash Theory EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trumpcare and pregnancy, a chess victory, and how racists respond to anti-racism.
Revolution InterruptedBetween Fidel’s departure and Trump’s arrival, everything is up for grabs in Cuba.
The Real Subject of Obama’s Final National Security Speech Was the Man He Wouldn’t NameThe president returns to old themes to send a message to Donald Trump.
A Moral Panic for the Age of Trump“Pizzagate” is the latest in a long line of child-sex-ring myths.
The Smearing of Keith Ellison Reveals the Warped Priorities of the Israel LobbyThe attacks on the would-be DNC chairman are undermining an ally of Jews in America.
Is Paul Ryan Really Crazy Enough to Take on Medicare?Maybe Donald Trump isn’t the one who needs restraining.
Actually, Paul Ryan, the President’s Words Do MatterTrump’s defenders say his lying tweets aren’t to be taken literally. They are sending us down a terrible road.
The Stunt PresidencyDonald Trump plans to replace governing with gimmickry. It’s already working.
The President-Elect Is a Roman EmperorAt the Carrier plant and his “thank you” rally, Donald Trump reveled in his own volatility.
When to Rename a Building, and WhyYale adopts a new approach to deciding whether Calhoun College and other university properties need new names.
Donald Trump’s Locker RoomThis is how he talks about the rest of America when he’s with his buddies.
The Myth of the Rust Belt RevoltDonald Trump didn’t flip working-class white voters. Hillary Clinton lost them.