the angle: on strike edition

Rebecca Onion

padded box: donald trump lives in a bubble, which is why he won't try anything at all to win back the voters currently dropping from the fringes of his 2016 constituency with great rapidity, jamelle bouie writes.

2017-08-11 06:07:55  

firing jeffrey lord doesn’t fix cnn’s jeffrey lord problem

Justin Peters

jeffrey lord is a political hack and shameless troll who spent the past two years wasting america’s time on cnn as one of the world’s dumbest and most slavishly pro-trump pundits. he appeared regularly on cnn’s political programming as one of do

2017-08-11 05:53:25  

more skilled workers, fewer family members

Reihan Salam

americans are less divided on immigration than you might think. if the question is whether we ought to admit more immigrants or fewer of them, you’ll certainly find disagreement. but when you ask about the kind of immigrants we should admit, the

2017-08-11 04:53:00  

brandt tobler has a problem with authority

Mike Pesca

listen to episode 805 of slate’s the gist:

2017-08-11 04:41:23  

a song of fire and more fire

Chau Tu

while gabe is off this week enjoying the “happiest place on earth,” we here in other not-so-happy places on earth compiled the best of what to read this week.

2017-08-11 04:08:35  

social or shameful?

Stephen Metcalf

in the slate plus bonus segment of wednesday’s edition of the culture gabfest, the hosts discuss julia’s enthusiasm for online boggle and stephen’s weakness for virtual hearts.

2017-08-11 04:05:51  

the bubble president

Jamelle Bouie

among the most striking aspects of donald trump is how, as president, he has taken the pathologies and dysfunctions of the modern republican party and brought them careening to their logical conclusions. the racial dog-whistling of republican ca

2017-08-11 03:01:50  

the best of slate podcasts

in this edition of our members-only podcast digest, listen to the best segments of the week:

2017-08-11 02:37:14  

the trump-mcconnell feud doesn’t exist in alabama

Jim Newell

birmingham, alabama—congressman mo brooks has been mystified watching the feud between senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and president trump play out over the past few days.

2017-08-11 01:47:00  

whose streets? and anika noni rose

Aisha Harris

listen to represent:

2017-08-11 12:46:00  

dear prudence live chat

Mallory Ortberg

need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? ask dear prudence! mallory ortberg takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. please keep your questions succinct (recommended max. length is around 150

2017-08-10 11:48:16  

mma comes to the pd

Michael Thomsen

rener gracie beamed with pride as he showed me a video on his phone. the footage, taken from a surveillance camera at an apparel store, showed one of his students, a police officer, threatening to break another man’s arm. the officer claimed he’

2017-08-10 11:02:28  

separate narrative

Jamelle Bouie

to listen to this episode of trumpcast, use the player below:

2017-08-10 10:46:47  

the doublex gabfest “mr. clean is totally sexy” edition

Latifa Lyles

listen to the doublex gabfest by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

2017-08-10 10:35:03  

riding the oratory train

John Dickerson

this episode of whistlestop revisits sept. 25, 1919, and president woodrow wilson speechifying for peace.

2017-08-10 10:16:06  

maybe it’s not you

Mallory Ortberg

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2017-08-10 09:00:00  

i have to ask: the glenn greenwald edition

Isaac Chotiner

glenn greenwald is one of the co-founding editors of the intercept. he sits down with isaac chotiner to discuss whether america is risking a new cold war with putin’s russia, julian assange’s complicated personality, and why president donald tru

2017-08-10 07:30:00  

why data about the opioid epidemic is so unreliable

Jeremiah Lindemann

headlines about the opioid epidemic come with often staggering reports of the numbers of deaths, of overdoses, and of lives saved by naloxone. according to data released from the centers for disease control and prevention, there were 5

2017-08-10 05:55:00  

vacancy. no nazis allowed.

April Glaser

this weekend, alt-righters and white supremacists will descend upon charlottesville, virginia, as they have throughout 2017. but they may find themselves without a place to party.

2017-08-09 08:36:00  

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