• By Slate   -   Jan 19, 2019

    FOR 2020, STEVE KING IS DEAD WEIGHT

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  • By Slate   -   Jan 19, 2019

    WHAT'S FACT AND WHAT'S FICTION IN THE MULE?

    Elderly criminals are having a moment, at least when it comes to providing roles for venerable male stars. First we had Robert Redford...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 19, 2019

    THE POSSIBILITY OF A SHUTDOWN AGREEMENT PLUNGED TOWARD ABSOLUTE ZERO THIS WEEK

    What does it look like for a legislative stalemate of four weeks, during which time zero progress has been made toward a conclusion,...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 19, 2019

    LIES LIARS TELL CAN STILL BE ILLEGAL

    On Thursday evening, BuzzFeed News published an explosive new report suggesting that not only did President Donald Trump direct his...

    Donald Trump, Congress
  • By Slate   -   Jan 19, 2019

    THE LESSON OF WEALTHY AMERICANS' RICH HISTORY OF DODGING SUPER HIGH INCOME TAX RATES

    As you've probably been reminded umpteen times this month , the top U.S. income tax rate used to be vastly higher than today's. It...

    U.S.
  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    DOES TRUMP'S SHUTDOWN ILLEGALLY TARGET DEMOCRATIC FEDERAL WORKERS?

    Since the government shutdown began, President Donald Trump has suggested multiple times that the furloughed and unpaid workers are...

    Donald Trump, Democrats
  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    A SKY-HIGH INCOME TAX ON THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS WON'T MAKE THE TREASURY RICH

    On Wednesday's episode of The Gist , Mike Pesca spoke with the New Yorker's Adam Davidson about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's idea that...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    IN PRAISE OF HITCHCOCK AND SCULLY, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE'S PERFECT PUNCHING BAGS

    Though they're often mentioned in the same breath, Hitchcock and Scully- Brooklyn Nine-Nine 's laziest, most accident-prone detectives-are...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    THE ANGLE: THE SKEWED EDITION

    Don't force me out: On a recent episode of Slate's daily news podcast What Next, Dahlia Lithwick joined with host Mary Harris to talk...

    Health
  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    THE LEADERS OF THE WOMEN'S MARCH ARE NOT THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT

    When I attended the Women's March convention in October 2017, I expected to witness little more than a three-day pep rally. Women with...

    Travel
  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    IT'S BEEN A BAD WEEK TO WORK FOR ELON MUSK

    Elon Musk's two biggest companies have announced massive cuts to their workforces over the past week. Last Friday, SpaceX president...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    OUR MOST SPECIAL SPECIAL COUNSEL

    Vanity Fair has been covering the Mueller investigation with the same gusto as the rest of the press, publishing a steady stream of...

    World
  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    R. KELLY HAS BEEN DROPPED BY RCA

    RCA Records has severed its relationship with R. Kelly , ending a 15-year relationship between the artist and the record company. Terms...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    KAMALA HARRIS' AMERICAN JOURNEY

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  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    IT'S TIME FOR LINDSEY GRAHAM TO LEAD REPUBLICANS IN CALLING FOR THE PRESIDENT'S REMOVAL

    If Donald Trump instructed his attorney Michael Cohen to lie under oath to Congress about planning a Trump real estate development...

    Congress, Democrats, Donald Trump, Republicans
  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    SETH MEYERS TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT RUDY GIULIANI'S ROLLER COASTER CNN CONFESSION

    It's been nearly two years since Mueller's Special Counsel investigation began looking into possible collusion between Donald Trump's...

    Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    YOU SAY YOU SELL “LE BIG MAC,” BUT WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE YOU?

    McDonald's sells Big Macs. I know this. You know this. If I asked you to prove it, you'd take me to the McDonald's which is no more...

    Europ
  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    HOW MISOGYNY SHAPES THE “NO EXCUSES” IDEOLOGY OF “FIT MOMS”

    In December, Kayla Itsines, personal trainer and founder of the fitness system Bikini Body Guide , posted a glowing photo of herself...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    WHY RUTH BADER GINSBERG DIDN'T RETIRE DURING OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY

    On Jan. 11, Dahlia Lithwick joined Mary Harris, host of Slate's new daily podcast What's Next , to discuss Ruth Bader Ginsberg's health...

    Health
  • By Slate   -   Jan 18, 2019

    ALL THE CRIMES DONALD TRUMP MAY HAVE COMMITTED IF HE INSTRUCTED MICHAEL COHEN TO LIE TO CONGRESS ABOUT RUSSIA

    Life in the Trump era is a bit like living just downwind of the city dump. There are always unsavory odors, but every few days some...

    Donald Trump, Congress