Donald Trump Isn’t the GOP’s Biggest Problem [www.slate.com] Think back to this time in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, and it’s easy to see the similiarities. But behind this chaos was a certain order. Take John Kasich. But that’s also his problem.
When Cotton Became King [www.slate.com] Update, Aug. 31, 2015: This episode of The History of American Slavery is now available free to all Slate readers to preview our inaugural Slate Academy. Join us! Sept. 17, Washington, D.C. 24, 2015:
The Hillary Doubters Are Wrong [www.slate.com] When it comes to Hillary Clinton and her place in the presidential primary, the political media needs to start being able to hold two ideas in mind at once. There’s also her economic record:
The Donald’s Secret Weapon [www.slate.com] The headline moment from Donald Trump’s Iowa event on Tuesday was his verbal scuffle with journalist Jorge Ramos of Univision. Ramos eventually came back to the room, where Trump took his questions.
Tim Pawlenty 2.0? [www.slate.com] On paper, Scott Walker is a winner. He’s done all this with affirmation from Wisconsin voters; he beat a recall attempt in 2012 and won re-election in 2014. He’s been, instead, a non-presence.
Don’t Run, Uncle Joe [www.slate.com] Democrats being Democrats, it’s no surprise that some are skittish about Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which has been hit with scandals and weak numbers in key swing states. Bernie Sanders?
Where Black Lives Matter Began [www.slate.com] On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, in 2010, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu preached unity. “With the rising water, differences and divisions were washed away,” he said, asking the audie…
Not Just Anti-Hispanic [www.slate.com] Most of the time, when we talk about immigration, we’re talking about Latin America. It’s why “anchor baby”—slang for the American-born children of unauthorized immigrants—is such a charged term.
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Collective Punishment [www.slate.com] Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign with an ugly tirade against Mexican immigrants—“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. On Monday, his pull got a little stronger.
Black Lives Matter Protests Matter [www.slate.com] Let’s look at the Bernie Sanders plan for a fairer economy. Bill, and Johnson’s Great Society. But, for the senator’s supporters and other observers, all of this just raises a question:
Blame the Police [pub1.slate.com] On July 13, three days after she was arrested following a routine traffic violation, police found Sandra Bland dead in her Waller County, Texas, jail cell. Authorities say it was a suicide. I don’t.
Bad Polls [pub1.slate.com] Has Hillary Clinton just collapsed as a general election candidate? Judging from the most recent polls, the answer is yes. That is, if you ignore all the lessons of the last presidential election.
For More Than 100 Years, Historians Doubted the Autobiographies of Slaves [pub1.slate.com] This episode of the Academy is now available free to all Slate readers to preview our inaugural Slate Academy. Enroll now to access all features of the Academy. Visit Slate.com/Acad…
How Ferguson Changed America [pub1.slate.com] On Aug. 9, one year ago, Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown after a brief scuffle in the middle of a small street in Ferguson, Missouri. They turn over his unconscious body. 9, 2014.
Why Rubio Won [pub1.slate.com] There were 10 candidates in Thursday’s prime-time Republican presidential debate, but there’s an easy answer for who won: Marco Rubio. On the surface, this seems unremarkable. But Rubio shined.
Trumped-Up Fears [pub1.slate.com] At last Thursday’s GOP presidential debate—the first of the season—Fox News and the Republican Party tried to embarass Donald Trump out of the game. “Is there anyone onstage, and can I see hands, who…
Why Hillary’s Email Saga Hurts [pub1.slate.com] Barring an indictment for criminal behavior, Hillary Clinton, if she’s the Democratic nominee, will not lose the 2016 presidential election because of her emails. Scott Walker or Sen. She’ll be fine.
A Serious Issue [pub1.slate.com] Between Donald Trump’s dominance in Republican primary polls—and Bernie Sanders’ sudden surge in New Hampshire—it’s easy to get caught in the horse race of the 2016 presidential election, even if mos…