• By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    DEMOCRATS ARE POISED TO WIPE OUT REPUBLICANS' NORTH CAROLINA GERRYMANDER IN TIME FOR THE 2020 ELECTION

    North Carolina Republicans have spent the last eight years ruthlessly undermining democracy in their state. The key to their extraordinary...

    Republicans, Election, Democrats
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    PETE DAVIDSON IS TAKING OVER SNL

    If one thing has remained constant across Saturday Night Live 's four decades, it's that the ensemble is, by design, greater than the...

    Running
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    ALMOST EVERY DAY SINCE ELECTION DAY HAS BROUGHT DEMOCRATS A NEW REASON TO CELEBRATE

    For a few hours on election night, it appeared as though the midterms had turned disastrous for Democrats: The early returns suggested...

    Election, Democrats
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    THE QUOTES AROUND “WOMAN” ON SERENA WILLIAMS' GQ COVER ARE ONE IRONIC DESIGN GESTURE TOO FAR

    It's everyone's favorite time of the year. Not Thanksgiving or the fast-approaching season where it's deemed acceptable to listen to...

  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    HOW TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

    Thousands of people have been driven from their homes by the devastating pair of wildfires in Northern and Southern California. If...

  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    MARYLAND ASKS FEDERAL COURT TO DISQUALIFY MATTHEW WHITAKER AS ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL

    That didn't take long. On Tuesday, Maryland asked a federal court to rule that Matthew Whitaker may not lawfully serve as acting attorney...

    Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    THE ANGLE: THE STACK IT UP EDITION

    Counting down: President Trump is publicly rebuffing recounts for important races in Florida and Georgia, claiming the efforts are...

    Election, Republicans
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    TRUMP'S BIRTHRIGHT THREAT IS REAL

    Unlike the recent suggestions of President Donald Trump, you cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order. Or even a bill...

    Donald Trump, Congress
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    IT'S NOT JUST NIELSEN. JOHN KELLY COULD BE OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATION SOON, TOO

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is not the only Trump administration official who may be on the way out. Her patron, White...

  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    REPUBLICANS' ATTEMPTS AT INTERFERING WITH THE FLORIDA RECOUNTS SEEM TO BE FAILING

    After a week of unfounded claims of fraud, confusion over how many votes were left to be counted, weird ballot designs, protests, and...

    Republicans
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    DONALD TRUMP IS CALLING FOR NEW ELECTIONS. STEPHEN COLBERT HAS A SUGGESTION FOR WHERE HE CAN START

    As the rest of the country deals with the midterm results, Florida is still recounting. On election night, Republican candidates Ron...

    Donald Trump, Republicans, Election, Running
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    TRUMP THINKS LEGITIMATE ELECTIONS ARE “VOTER FRAUD”

    Americans tend to focus on external threats to our democracy: foreign adversaries wielding disinformation and subversion. But the most...

    Republicans, Election
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    REPORT: FACEBOOK FAILED TO CLOSELY MONITOR DATA GIVEN TO DEVICE MAKERS

    The New York Times reports that Facebook failed to properly monitor how hardware manufacturers were handling personal data from hundreds...

  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    TRADE FIGHT! WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIC CHIEF BASHES HAWKISH TRADE ADVISER

    The White House's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, bashed the White House's chief China economic hawk Peter Navarro on CNBC Tuesday....

  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    AMAZON'S NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS WILL HAVE A HELIPAD BECAUSE OF COURSE IT WILL

    Jeff Bezos is not commuting on the 7 train.

  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND MAKES FUN OF ITS OWN FANS WITH AN ELABORATE MUSICAL NUMBER ABOUT “SHIPPING”

    The latest episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can be summarized in just three letters: OTP. That stands for One True Pairing-but you already...

  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    TRUMP IS MAD AT MACRON FOR TRYING TO DO EXACTLY WHAT TRUMP WANTS

    After some social media sparring in the lead-up to Donald Trump's trip to Paris last weekend, he and French President Emmanuel Macron...

    Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    CITIES SHOULD NEVER, EVER AGREE TO AN HQ2 CONTEST AGAIN

    Earlier this year, when Amazon was still maintaining that 20 North American cities had a shot at becoming the home of its second headquarters,...

  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    PAPER TRAILS FOR ALL

    Even for the most jaded among us, the viral videos of voters waiting in line for hours to exercise one of the most fundamental democratic...

    Democrats
  • By Slate   -   Nov 13, 2018

    WHAT WAS THE FIRST LANGUAGE?

    Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 148: