The Angle: Melting in Phoenix Edition
Slate’s daily newsletter on Joe Arpaio, an antifa activist, and Trump’s rally in Phoenix.
The 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.
Trump’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.
Keep Talking, TrumpNo one is better at exposing the president for the hateful fraud that he is than Trump himself.
The Donald Trump Election Brag TrackerHow long has it been since the president reminded us of his “massive landslide victory”?
The Public Face of AntifaDaryle Jenkins has stepped up to explain the shadowy group’s violent tactics to a wary world. It’s not easy.
Sources 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.
Don’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.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life in Little PyongyangSeoul’s Haebangchon neighborhood was founded by isolated North Koreans but is now an epicenter for diversity.
Charlottesville Was Not a SurpriseGrowing up in a notorious all-white county, I learned that things never change unless white people do.
Dismantled but Not DestroyedOne alternative to tearing down Confederate monuments: creatively repurposing them.
Grand White Party vs. Grand Middle PartySteve Bannon is charting two different courses for Republicans. Which one will the GOP choose?
An Unhinged Trump Is a Normal TrumpThe president’s Phoenix rally went off the rails within minutes. Why did I expect anything else?
Trump’s Phoenix Rally Was EmbarrassingThe president is caught in a vicious cycle of failure and rage.
The Angle: Useless Effort EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s foreign policy, rewarding kids, and Javanka’s weakness.
The Eclipse Skipped CharlottesvilleOne week later, we cannot look at the sky. We are still staring at the ground.
The Blob Ate Donald TrumpOff Twitter, the president’s foreign policy looks remarkably conventional.
Killing Terrorists Is Not a StrategyTrump’s Afghanistan speech gave little indication of how he plans to end America’s longest war.
The Angle: Broken Things EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on science in crisis, a Charlottesville hero, and Kakutani’s language.
Are the ’60s to Blame for Donald Trump?An interview with Kurt Andersen about his theories for how we got here.
The Velvet FacilitatorMeet the Charlottesville icon who stood up to Jason Kessler and had a stroke after being attacked by white nationalists.
The Angle: Kaep Won EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on ugly history, Bannon’s exit, and Colin Kaepernick’s year.
“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: Monuments Down EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on eclipse-watching, UVA’s vigil, and an open letter.