Can You Bring a Gun to a Protest?
An obscure and centuries-old law is allowing some municipalities to answer that question with a resounding “no.”
The Angle: Host With the Most EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s lies, data and politics, and Jimmy Kimmel’s rise.
The Worst DefenseTrump claims that U.S. missile defense works 97 percent of the time. It doesn’t, and it’s a problem if he thinks that.
Questionable CallsTrump has sparked outrage by suggesting that his predecessors didn’t call the grieving families of service members. If only we were as interested in why they are killed at all.
The Good Fight
Trump Is Not the Failure He Appears to BeA lot of people laughed when the president claimed to be “ahead of schedule,” but he’s not wrong.
The Angle: Peppy Brew EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on “appeasement,” Rick and Morty, and Fox & Friends.
The Ghost of Munich The stigma around “appeasement” is leading U.S. foreign policy down a dangerous path.
Certifiable NonsenseTrump’s speech on the Iran deal might be his most dishonest, and also his most damaging.
Two Guns Per PersonA simple, constitutional proposal that protects both Americans’ lives and liberty.
The Man Who Could Save Puerto Rico, If He Feels Like ItDonald Trump is reveling in his power both to save hurricane victims and condemn them.
Who Is Seth Moulton For?The Massachusetts congressman is a white, centrist, Harvard-educated war hero who wants to remake the Democratic Party. Too bad no one wants that.
The NRA Defends the IndefensibleThe group cannot provide one good reason why anyone who is not a mass shooter needs a high-capacity magazine.
What Would Che Say?Che Guevara’s biographer on what the guerilla leader would think of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Trump, and his brand today.
The Obtuse SaboteurTrump’s plan to kill Obamacare isn’t just reckless—it’s illegal, and likely to fail in the courts.
The Angle: Casting a Shadow EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Hollywood’s broken façade, Sharia in Texas, and the future of U.S. men’s soccer.
John Kelly Speaks the TruthTrump’s chief of staff accidentally confirms Trump’s incompetence. Oops.
When Pigs FlyWhy the Trump administration’s fondness for private flights has struck a special nerve.
“You Heard Stories About Hanky Panky”Peter Biskind on the Weinstein allegations, and why he exposed the Miramax mogul’s anger but not his alleged sexual abuse.
Lawyers vs. White SupremacistsCan the organizers of the Unite the Right rally be held responsible for the violence in Charlottesville?