Slate: Politics

  • Nancy Pelosi Will Rise Again
    Wednesday - 10/17/2018 - 04:19 PM

    With less than a month to go before the election, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi can just about taste it. In an interview last week with the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle, Pelosi shared her belief that Democrats will win the majority and that she will return to the speakership when they do.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • The Price of Rage
    Monday - 10/15/2018 - 02:29 PM

    Once, while in a city I didn’t know, I was kidnapped. I didn’t know it at first. We’d agreed he would give me a ride to the airport and were chatting, though his replies to questions were getting slower and stranger as we drove.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Brian Kemp Has Put Democracy Itself on the Ballot in Georgia
    Friday - 10/12/2018 - 05:10 PM

    In a few weeks, the citizens of Georgia won’t just be casting ballots for their governor; they will be deciding the fate of their democracy.

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  • The Senate Is Drifting Away From Democrats Indefinitely
    Wednesday - 10/10/2018 - 07:32 PM

    We’re 27 days from Election Day, and the most likely outcome is that Democrats will take control of the House but not the Senate. Democrats who’ve white-knuckled their way through the difficult 2018 Senate map, then, are counting the minutes until all this will be over, and the party can make its Senate comeback in the 2020 cycle.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Susan Collins’ Senate Speech Was a Cruel Attack on Christine Blasey Ford
    Friday - 10/05/2018 - 05:52 PM

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced on Friday afternoon that she would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, defying a well-funded, months-long campaign to sway her the other way.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • The FBI’s Kavanaugh Report Has GOP Senators Declaring Victory
    Thursday - 10/04/2018 - 07:39 PM

    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley goes from zero to “screaming 85-year-old” quickly. On Thursday afternoon, at a press conference alongside other Republican leaders, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee let slip some of the rage he has accumulated over a process that he believed had hit “almost rock bottom.” And since the media was sitting in front of him, he took it out on the media.

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  • Trump’s Mockery of Ford’s Testimony Was Full of Lies. His Supporters Are Spreading Them.
    Wednesday - 10/03/2018 - 09:05 PM

    President Trump’s surrogates are defending his latest attack on Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. They’re claiming that Trump’s mockery of Ford, delivered at a political rally on Tuesday night, was “factual.” You may not like the president’s tone, the argument goes, but everything he said about Ford’s testimony was true.

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  • Kavanaugh Has the Senate Trapped in Procedural Hell
    Monday - 10/01/2018 - 08:19 PM

    The White House on Monday said it would authorize an expansion of the FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, allowing investigators to interview whomever they see fit. Senate Democrats on Monday night remained dubious that the investigation was now finally on the level.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Why Christine Blasey Ford Isn’t Allowed to Be Mad
    Friday - 09/28/2018 - 08:08 PM

    Thursday’s judiciary committee hearing was a study in contrasts whose differences were oddly erased by their result. Christine Blasey Ford seemed terrified but brimmed with good will. The extent of her cooperation is measurable: She went to great lengths to be as painfully precise as she could be, clarifying her comments at every turn.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Democrats Could’ve Exposed Kavanaugh’s Dodges and Deceptions. They Blew It.
    Thursday - 09/27/2018 - 10:21 PM

    Because Republicans control the Senate Judiciary Committee, and overwhelmingly want to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Thursday’s hearing over Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of sexual assault against the judge was structured to disadvantage Democrats at every turn.

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