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News and Politics - Slate Magazine
News and Politics - Slate Magazine
Trump Is Botching His Election-Year Lies
Trump is trying to fake compassion, bravery, and respect for science. And he’s failing.
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Lou Dobbs Calls for Vote Against Lindsey Graham: “He Has Betrayed the American People”
The Fox Business host who is an avowed Trump fan says the senator from South Carolina has betrayed Trump “at almost every turn.”
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Threaten to Sue Lincoln Project Over Times Square Billboards
The group of anti-Trump Republicans placed the two billboards attacking the way President Donald Trump's administration has responded to the coronavirus.
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Swing State Tracker: A Wee Tightening in the Polls, But Time’s Running Out
Ten more days, and Biden is still in control in the polls.
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Last Pitch Effort
Will the final debate really make a difference?
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What’s Going On With Mitch McConnell’s Hands?
The Senate majority leader insists there’s nothing wrong.
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Biden Didn’t Take the Bait
Trump has pressed every boundary of the office, beyond its breaking point in some cases.
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Austin Police Released Boogalo Boi After He Allegedly Shot Up Burning Minneapolis Precinct
The officers released him and his friends without arresting them.
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Trump’s Climate Denial Is a Rapidly Losing Battle—Even With Fossil Fuel Workers
The argument the president made at the final presidential debate is not nearly as popular as he thinks.
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Where Did Trump Get the Idea That Americans Have the Cleanest Water?
He does it to take attention away from his administration’s environmental protection rollbacks.
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Stop Comparing Amy Coney Barrett to a Handmaid. She Would Be a Wife.
She is the oppressor, not the oppressed.
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Now Streaming: Slate Politics Writers Recap the Debate
Lili Loofbourow, Jim Newell, and Will Saletan chat about last night’s spectacle.
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Rising Star Republican Candidate Denounces Journalist Over Past Support for “Non-White Males”
One of the party's hand-picked wunderkinds complains that Black men are trying to replace white men in office.
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North Carolina Republicans Ask the Supreme Court to Allow the State to Count Fewer Votes
The GOP argues an extended window to count mail-in ballots “inhibits the rights” of people who have already voted.
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Trump Says “We’re Rounding the Turn” the Same Day the U.S. Approaches Record Number of New Coronavirus Cases
By one count, the country recorded more than 77,000 new cases Thursday.
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Think You’re Smarter Than the Editor of Slate Plus? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
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How Is It All Going to End?
The country has seen enough, and it’s time for the courts … we mean, it’s time for the voters to pick the next president!
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Trump on the Thousands of Children He Separated from Their Parents: “They Are So Well Taken Care Of”
Finally, Trump was asked about family separation in a debate. His answer? The kids didn’t have it so bad.
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Trump Complained That Biden Wants to Talk About Middle-Class Families Instead of Fox News Conspiracy Stuff
In a moment of honesty, the president scoffs at the idea of acting like you care.
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Trump Is Lucky There Wasn’t More Foreign Policy in That Debate
His only arguments are conspiracy theories.
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A Guide to All the Nutty Things Trump Said That You’d Need Fox News Brain to Understand
Big man? Moscow wife? Pillows and sheets? Heavy sigh: We’ll explain.
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What Twitter’s Smartest Liberals and Conservatives Are Saying About the Final Presidential Debate
Check out the instant spin room.
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Why Republicans Have Become Obsessed With Accusing Their Opponents of Pedophilia
It’s the only thing worse than their record.
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Did Inner-Circle Trumpers Write Worthwhile Books?
An interview with a book critic who's read more than 150 titles about the Trump era.
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Trump Released the Full 60 Minutes Video Seemingly So Voters Can See Him Whining and Lying
"I see Joe Biden getting softball after softball," Trump complained. "He’s never been asked a question that’s hard."
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