• By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    TRUMP POSTPONES PELOSI'S TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN IN RETALIATION FOR HER REQUEST TO DELAY STATE OF THE UNION

    President Trump on Thursday notified House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he was postponing her previously undisclosed trip to Europe and...

    Europ
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    CITIES USED TO HELP ALL AMERICANS FIND PROSPERITY. NOT ANYMORE

    One way economists have made sense of the growing divide in the United States is by looking at mobility, or the lack thereof: 11 percent...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    JIMMY KIMMEL'S GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN STUNT IS A SLAP IN TRUMP'S FACE

    Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel made a futile appeal to Donald Trump to end the government shutdown , now the longest in U.S. history....

    U.S., Golf, Food, Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    THE MOTHER OF ALL ABSTRACTION

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  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    BETO O'ROURKE'S BEATNIK ROAD TRIP THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST IS GOOD FOR AMERICA

    Potential 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has taken to the road to find the soul of America-and maybe find himself along...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    CHINA GREW A PLANT ON THE MOON. IT'S ALREADY DEAD

    In 2012, Newt Gingrich proposed a space program that would put a colony on the moon by 2021; that same year, startup Mars One announced...

    Running
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    SO, I GOT AN EMAIL FROM MATTHEW WHITAKER'S WIFE

    On Monday, Dahlia Lithwick and I wrote an article in Slate arguing that the Senate should not confirm William Barr, Donald Trump's...

    Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    THE HOUSE WILL REDO A VOTE TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE REPUBLICANS WEREN'T PAYING ATTENTION

    House Republicans haven't been in the minority in eight years. And in a slapstick scene on the House floor Thursday afternoon, the...

    Republicans
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    TRUMP'S FLIRTATION WITH EMERGENCY POWERS IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIS WALL

    President Donald Trump has reportedly backed off for now from a proposal to invoke emergency powers under federal law or any “inherent”...

    World, Donald Trump, Congress
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    SCIENCE GETS SHUT DOWN RIGHT ALONG WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    When the U.S. government shuts down, much of the science that it supports is not spared. And there is no magic light switch that can...

    U.S.
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    ON ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY, REMEMBERING THE L WORD'S MOST ENDURING LEGACY: THE CHART

    This post is part of Outward , Slate's home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture.

  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    BLACK SUPERVISORS AT OHIO GM PLANT ALLEGE THEY WERE THREATENED WITH NOOSES, SWASTIKAS, AND SLURS

    Two black men who worked at General Motors until they left their jobs out of fear for their safety have filed a lawsuit accusing the...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    I'M SORRY SHOWS THAT COMEDIANS CAN BE RAUNCHY WITHOUT BEING MONSTERS

    From its title on, I'm Sorry advances in a defensive crouch. The TruTV series' central conceit-that a woman can be both a devoted mom...

    World
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    BRITISH FILM RATINGS BOARD TO TAKE HARSHER STANCE ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE

    A year after British actress Keira Knightley revealed that she rarely acts in films set in the modern day because the female characters...

  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    MOM AND DAD ARE FIGHTING: THE “GRANDMA INCEPTION” EDITION

    Listen to Mom and Dad Are Fighting on Apple Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify , Stitcher , or Google Play .

  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    COULD THE 10YEARCHALLENGE REALLY IMPROVE FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH?

    Over the past week, the 2009vs2019 meme challenge , alternately known as the 10yearchallenge and HowHardDidAgeHitYou, has become the...

    Tech
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    THE FBI'S COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION COULD ESTABLISH AN OBSTRUCTION CASE AGAINST TRUMP

    In light of Donald Trump's kowtow to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last summer; or the Trump Organization's well-known crutch of Russian...

    Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    WILL I TRAUMATIZE MY CAT BY GOING ON VACATION?

    Beast Mode is Slate's pet advice column. Have a question? Send it to beastmode slate.com .

  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    THE “GRANDMOTHER'S FART” EDITION

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  • By Slate   -   Jan 17, 2019

    NO, A PANEL OF RESPECTED ECONOMISTS DID NOT JUST DISMISS AOC'S 70 PERCENT TAX PLAN

    Did a panel of respected economists just dismiss the idea of raising the top income tax rate to 70 percent?