Slate: Politics

  • John Kelly Was Always Just Donald Trump With Better Manners
    Monday - 12/10/2018 - 07:07 PM

    For nearly two years, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly has served as chief of staff to President Donald Trump.* On Saturday, he announced that he’ll end that tenure by the end of this year.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • The GOP Sees Rural Voters as More Legitimate Than Urban Voters
    Friday - 12/07/2018 - 06:07 PM

    On Tuesday, Wisconsin Republicans escalated their lame-duck power grab, confirming 82 appointees from outgoing Gov. Scott Walker after passing bills to lock in conservative policy and keep incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers from exercising meaningful power over state government.

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  • The Big Question for House Democrats
    Wednesday - 12/05/2018 - 03:20 PM

    At a press conference last Friday, the likely next Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi joined a group of incoming Democratic freshmen to unveil the broad outlines of H.R. 1, House Democrats’ multipurpose reform bill that they intend to make their first major legislative effort in 2019.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bari Weiss and Eve Peyser’s Secret to Cross-Political Friendship
    Monday - 12/03/2018 - 07:51 PM

    Just in time for the holidays, the New York Times has published a heartwarming tale of Twitter enemies who learned to be friends. In the piece, Bari Weiss, the Intellectual Dark Web–fetishizing Times opinion writer, and Vice politics writer Eve Peyser explain how they came to like each other’s IRL personas better than their Twitter ones.

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  • “Between the Sea and the Jordan There Will Only Be Israeli Sovereignty”
    Friday - 11/30/2018 - 06:21 PM

    Marc Lamont Hill, an academic and author, spoke for 20 minutes at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday about Palestinian rights in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Never Trumpers for Trump
    Thursday - 11/29/2018 - 07:45 PM

    How did Donald Trump, a candidate with a 60 percent unfavorable rating, become president? How has he gained near-total control of the Republican Party? Why have institutions and people who might have stood up to him—churches, business leaders, congressional Republicans—fallen into line behind him?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Pelosi Wins the Democrats’ Nomination for Speaker—but It Ain’t Over Yet
    Wednesday - 11/28/2018 - 07:45 PM

    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi cleared what amounted to a ceremonial first hurdle toward the speakership on Wednesday, comfortably winning her caucus’s nomination for the job. Running unopposed, Pelosi won votes from 203 of her fellow Democrats (including delegates) and lost 32.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Climate Change Is Burning Homes and Killing People
    Tuesday - 11/27/2018 - 06:53 PM

    On Friday, the federal government released the Fourth National Climate Assessment, a report on the state of climate change. On Monday, President Trump rejected the report’s findings. The report’s authors, representing 13 federal agencies and hundreds of scientists, “say [the] economic impact could be devastating,” a reporter told the president.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Blue Wave, Red Town
    Monday - 11/26/2018 - 11:01 AM

    I grew up in Bedford, New Hampshire, an extremely Republican town of about 23,000 people that hadn’t elected a Democrat to state office since before World War II. That is, until earlier this month, when my middle school guidance counselor won her very first political campaign.

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  • After Years of Taking Up Too Much Space, Trump Is Finally Small
    Friday - 11/23/2018 - 03:27 PM

    The holidays can be tricky when one has begun to reflexively assume the posture of being pinned under the breakfront as the crazy racist grandpa shrieks year-round. For many of us, the echo of Donald Trump’s voice, his tweets, his boasts and threats, are what wake us up at 4 a.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share