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Lies, Damned Lies, and Amazing New Euphemisms for Lying

On the rise of “alternative facts.”

Politics
Jan. 23 2017 6:14 PMTrump’s Dangerous View of the CIAHe thinks it’s a tool for himself, not the people.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 23 2017 5:23 PMIs Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man?Terry Edwards’ murder conviction is irrevocably flawed.
Politics
Jan. 23 2017 5:09 PMThe Meaning of “American Carnage”Trump won the presidency with his message of racial reaction, and now he’s governing with it, too.
Schooled
Jan. 23 2017 11:08 AMBetsy DeVos’ Big Education Idea Doesn’t WorkShe embraces an outmoded version of school choice without government interference—even though the movement she claims to champion has realized that model is bunk.
Politics
Jan. 22 2017 9:11 PMDon’t Broadcast Sean Spicer’s Press Conferences LiveAnd other rules for covering an administration of liars.
Doublex
Jan. 22 2017 6:05 PMA Trump Family PageantOn Inauguration Day, America got an unsettling portrait of the smug, white, privileged blended clan now anchoring the White House.
Politics
Jan. 20 2017 9:43 PMThis Is Who He IsA morally empty man gave a morally empty speech to cap off a morally empty campaign.
The Angle
Jan. 20 2017 6:24 PMThe Angle: Inauguration Day EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s inaugural address, his contempt for the Constitution, and his emboldened opponents.
Politics
Jan. 20 2017 6:09 PMAmerica FürstIn his inaugural address, new ruler Donald Trump promised a return to dominance for a certain kind of American.
War Stories
Jan. 20 2017 2:18 PMDonald Trump Really Believes All Those Things He Said During the CampaignWe must hope that his Cabinet and Congress stand up to his terrible ideas.
Fascism
Jan. 20 2017 1:37 PMIntroducing FascismA new Slate Academy asks what happened in the 20th century—and whether it’s happening again.
The Slate Quiz
Jan. 20 2017 5:45 AMSlate News QuizTest your knowledge of the week’s big stories.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 6:50 PMDonald Trump’s Plan to Replace Obamacare Does Not ExistAnd yet, somehow, the president-elect’s proposed health care fix has already been a success.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 5:21 PM“Not My Choir”By agreeing to sing at Trump’s inauguration, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has enraged many Mormons and forced a reckoning over the LDS church’s values.
This Week in Trump
Jan. 19 2017 10:09 AMThis Week in Trump: Kompromat, Conflicts, and Cabinet BattlesIntroducing Slate’s weekly newsletter tracking the Trump administration.
Politics
Jan. 23 2017 6:07 PMWhat Happens to the Individual Mandate Now?Eliminating the mandate would cause chaos. But a weakened mandate might just satisfy all Republicans.
Politics
Jan. 23 2017 5:21 PMThe Trump Taxes MarchOn April 15, join us in demanding that the president show the American people his tax returns.
The Angle
Jan. 23 2017 4:54 PMThe Angle: School Choice EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Betsy DeVos’ educational philosophy, Trump’s miracle cure for what ails America, and the bumbling dads left behind by the women’s marches.
Roads & Kingdoms
Jan. 23 2017 7:42 AMContinental RiftSearching for the real border between East and West in Istanbul.
Politics
Jan. 22 2017 8:56 PMMy Cartoon Diary of the Women’s March on WashingtonMigraines, bad signs, and heartbreak.
War Stories
Jan. 21 2017 5:22 PMTrump Ramps Up the Narcissism in an Appalling SpeechHis visit to the CIA was supposed to reassure the intelligence community. Boy did that backfire.
Politics
Jan. 20 2017 6:44 PMAll the Anger in America Has Come to Washington, D.C.Donald Trump has empowered the worst of every ideological tendency.
Politics
Jan. 20 2017 6:13 PM“He Needs to Start Acting Presidential”On Inauguration Day, Trump’s fans desperately wanted to see him assume the pomp and dignity of his new office. He couldn’t.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 20 2017 3:51 PMTrump Lays Down His LawIn a terrifying speech, the new president made clear that freedom and justice are not his concern.
Fascism
Jan. 20 2017 1:37 PMItaly: Fascism’s Violent BirthThe first episode of our new Slate Academy asks what fascism means and examines the rise and fall of Mussolini.
Politics
Jan. 20 2017 5:50 AMThe Trump ChecklistWhat we fear Trump will do as president.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 7:44 PMA Bulldozer and a BallerinaKellyanne Conway uses brute force to push Trump’s message, then slippery footwork to get away with it.
The Angle
Jan. 19 2017 6:23 PMThe Angle: Inauguration Eve EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on the Trump inauguration's music, first dance, and (lack of) poetry.
Politics
Jan. 19 2017 2:36 PMDemocrats Have Finally Learned to Fight Like RepublicansTheir inauguration boycott is delegitimizing Donald Trump.
The Good Fight
Jan. 19 2017 9:34 AMThe Best-Case Scenario for the Trump PresidencySorry, it’s not impeachment.

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