Bernie Blew It [www.slate.com] On Monday, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren campaigned together in Cincinnati. Their message was clear: But more interesting than their rhetoric was the event’s tone and tenor. It made sense.
Is Elizabeth Warren Really the Best Choice for Vice President? [www.slate.com] Will America see its first all-female ticket for the White House? The signs are strong. Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, and Massachusetts Sen. Do no harm.
Embattled Whiteness Gave Us Brexit. It Won’t Give Us President Trump. [www.slate.com] If there’s a dominant narrative in the story of the Brexit referendum, it’s the anger and disenchantment of working-class voters, who largely backed the “Leave” campaign and by extensio…
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The Democrats Are Changing. Their Unprecedented Sit-In Over Gun Control Is Proof. [www.slate.com] On Wednesday, a group of Democrats took over the floor of the House of Representatives in protest of Republican stasis on new gun control proposals. Leading the charge is Re…
There Is No Donald Trump Campaign [www.slate.com] As of Monday morning, the Trump campaign doesn’t have a manager. “The Donald J. But two things are true: The truth is, there is no Donald Trump campaign. This isn’t a matter of metaphysics;
Whether He Wins or Loses, We’re Stuck With Trump [www.slate.com] We’re hardly a month into the general election, and Donald Trump is already spiraling in the polls. This was predictable. Trump hasn’t changed, but his environment has. It makes sense.
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Trump Is His Party’s Cross to Bear [www.slate.com] For roughly seven days in May, Donald Trump was on the upswing. Then came Gonzalo Curiel. In May, he granted a request—from the Washington Post—to release Trump University documents to the public.
Trump Declared War on American Muslims on Monday [www.slate.com] On Monday, Donald Trump declared war on American Muslims. In a brief address at St. They know it. They know what’s going on. They know that he was bad. They knew the people in San Bernardino were bad.
Why Obama Can’t Do Anything About Guns [www.slate.com] There’s something Sisyphean in the way President Obama is forced by circumstance to address the nation in the face of horrific gun violence. What, exactly, is the holdup? Why can’t he do something?
Does Terrorism Help Donald Trump? [www.slate.com] On Sunday, as news trickled in from Orlando, Florida—where a man who pledged allegiance to ISIS murdered 49 people at a gay nightclub before he was killed in a standoff with police—our presumptive pr…
Why Can’t Republicans Distance Themselves From Donald Trump? [www.slate.com] For the past week, Donald Trump has used his national platform as a presidential candidate to strafe the judge hearing a class-action lawsuit against his now-defunct Trump University, which crit…
The Process Worked [www.slate.com] On Monday night, the Associated Press broke news. The reactions fit the campaigns’ respective attitudes toward the primary. I’m skeptical. We have the former: They aren’t. But there are virtues, too.
The GOP’s Purity Problem [www.slate.com] The Democratic presidential primary is in its final stretch and its outcome will dominate airwaves Tuesday night. When Renee Ellmers entered Congress in 2011, she was the hero. She gets it.
How Should America Resist a Fascist? [www.slate.com] After Donald Trump claimed the Republican presidential nomination, neoconservative scholar Robert Kagan wrote an essay for the Washington Post that made a simple but provocative claim:
Why Donald Trump Is Flailing [www.slate.com] There is a widespread belief that Donald Trump is immune to criticism, that he’s the new Teflon Don. But this is a retcon. Look carefully at the Republican primaries and one fact sticks out:
Is America Really in an Anti-Establishment Rage? [www.slate.com] The great cliché of the 2016 presidential election is that there’s an anti-establishment mood in the electorate. That Americans just aren’t going to take it anymore. Well, what about the economy?
Trump’s Strategy Is Backfiring [www.slate.com] Donald Trump doesn’t believe in bad publicity. He has succeeded in yet again blanketing cable news, blocking Hillary Clinton from anything like equal time. But there’s a problem with this strategy: