Donald Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee for President. Don’t Get Ever Used to It. [www.slate.com] I want you to try something. Take a breath and say this aloud: Donald Trump will be the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the United States. Say it again: I kn…
Fight on, Bernie [www.slate.com] Bernie Sanders can’t win. If it’s not a fact just yet, it’s at least quickly hardening into one. New York was one such shot, and he missed it. But Sanders isn’t your typical losing candidate.
Why the Cruz–Kasich Alliance Won’t Change a Thing [www.slate.com] At every turn in the Republican presidential primary, the anti–Donald Trump brigade has been too late in arriving. The great weakness of this scheme is that it’s delusional, full stop.
Is Liberalism Really “Smug”? [www.slate.com] Is liberalism “smug”? In an essay for Vox, Emmett Rensin says yes. “There is a smug style in American liberalism,” he writes. “It has been growing these past decades. Where does it come from?
Why Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About the Deep South [www.slate.com] As the Democratic primary turns into its final stretch, Bernie Sanders, his advisers, and his surrogates are making a three-step argument to remaining primary voters and uncommitted Democratic elites…
There Is No Bernie Sanders Movement [www.slate.com] He’d just been declared the winner in the Wisconsin Democratic primary, and now Bernie Sanders, speaking from a stage in Laramie, Wyoming, was thundering into a favorite refrain. But it’s not.
The Messy, Very Human Politics of Bill Clinton’s Crime Bill [www.slate.com] Twenty-two years ago, President Bill Clinton shepherded a comprehensive crime bill through Congress in the midst—though we would later learn it was the tail end—of a yearslong violent crime wave …
What Are You Waiting for, Democrats? [www.slate.com] The biggest news out of the Wisconsin primary isn’t about the horse race, which is largely unchanged. It’s about the election itself—about how the voting happened. Scott Walker.
The GOP Needs Ted Cruz (to Lose the Presidency) [www.slate.com] Last fall, Rep. Paul Ryan brought peace to the House of Representatives when he agreed to replace John Boehner as speaker and leader of the House Republican caucus. Texas Sen. As for Democrats?
Is It Too Late to Save the Superhero Movie? [www.slate.com] Dan Kois: This past weekend Batman v Superman collected both abysmal reviews and $420 million in worldwide ticket sales. So where does the superhero movie go now? What do y’all think? Jacob Brogan:
Poor Whites Trashed [www.slate.com] “If you spend time in hardscrabble, white upstate New York, or eastern Kentucky, or my own native West Texas,” writes Kevin Williamson for National Review, “and you take an honest look at the welfare…
How the GOP Loyalty Pledge Boosted Donald Trump [www.slate.com] In September, the Republican National Committee bound itself to Donald Trump in a transparently desperate effort to keep the real estate mogul from bolting the GOP to make an independent run for pres…
Weakened at Bernie’s [www.slate.com] After a very good weekend in which fortune fell upon Bernie Sanders like a bird alighting on a podium, you could be forgiven for thinking the Sanders campaign has momentum.
The Myth of the Trump Democrat [www.slate.com] Donald Trump is wily, unpredictable, unprincipled, and opportunistic. Trump, incidentally, agrees. “I have a chance of winning New York. There’s no evidence. Instead, it’s just the opposite.
Why Terrorism Doesn’t Help Donald Trump [www.slate.com] Americans who read outlets like the New York Times woke up to detailed and largely accurate information about Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, which killed and wounded dozens. 1 in the polls. 11, 2001.
A Grand Third Party [www.slate.com] Conservative leaders are plotting to lose the 2016 general election. They would be handing the White House to Hillary Clinton. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the sacrifice. First, a step back.
How Hillary Clinton Keeps Winning [www.slate.com] After last week’s primaries, the story was Bernie Sanders’ massive upset in Michigan. But missing from most coverage was a simple fact: But the presidential nomination is different.
How Trump Happened [www.slate.com] “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,” goes the line attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Then, we laughed at him—as a buffoon who wouldn’t survive through fall.
The Real Difference Between Hillary and Bernie [www.slate.com] We’re at the point in the Democratic primary where there’s little to learn from additional debates. Primaries obscure this, but parties are far more than their voters. It’s why Massachusetts Sen.