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The Real Reason Trump Walked Out on Democrats
On Wednesday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi charged that President Trump was “engaged in a cover-up.” In response, Trump ...
Barr Is an Accomplice in Trump’s “Witch Hunt” Smears
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump called a press conference at the White House to attack the Russia investigation. Twice, ...
A Sixth Migrant Child Has Now Died in U.S. Government Custody
The U.S. government acknowledged Wednesday that an unaccompanied 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in custody last ...
Congress Will Likely Soon Have Its Hands on a Trove of Trump Financial Documents
U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos rejected Donald Trump’s attempt to invalidate the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees’ subpoenas of the president’s financial records on ...
The Angle: Holographic Millionaire Edition
No more lifelines: After 20 years on the air, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? has finally been canceled (yes, it was still running). Slate’s Justin Peters competed on the game show in 2015 and ...
The Whitney Houston of the 3D Hologram Tour Will Be Neither 3D nor a Hologram
If you’re a Whitney Houston fan, I have either good news or bad news for you: She’s going on tour! This week, entertainment ...
How Exactly Will SAT Test Takers’ “Adversity Score” Be Calculated?
On a scale of 1 to 100, how much adversity have you faced? The College Board, the nonprofit that administers the SAT and ...
Game of Thrones’ finale made Bran a chosen one while pretending religion had nothing to do with it.
At the end of Game of Thrones, the question of who would rule wasn’t determined by who had the most powerful army or the strongest claim to the throne. It came down to whom Tyrion could persuade ...
House Democrat Announces Plan to (Deep Breath) Introduce Inquiry Into Investigating Whether to Consider Impeachment
Eleven days ago, I wrote that House Democrats seemed to be coming to a consensus on a message regarding impeachment—that they ...
The Premise of Joe Biden’s Campaign Is That Every Left-Wing Criticism of the Democratic Party Since 2008 Has Been Wrong
Joe Biden has been officially running for president for about a month now, and on Saturday, he held a rally in Philadelphia at which he articulated his vision for the country and his campaign. ...
Should the U.S. Trash Capitalism?
The more Americans talk about socialism, the more the word becomes drained of any functional meaning. Some blame for that ...
Dear Prudence: The “So Many Moms” Edition
For detailed instructions, see our Slate Plus podcasts page. Prudence is joined this week by Sarah Schneider, a registered ...