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  • National Solipsism

    32m By William Saletan
    Donald Trump, just days before his inauguration, has given his first extended post-election interview to the foreign press. In a session with two correspondents—one from Bild, the other from the Times of London—Trump talks about Europe, Russia, trade,…
  • Dear Prudence Live Chat

    2h By Mallory Ortberg
    Need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? Ask Dear Prudence! Mallory Ortberg takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. Please keep your questions succinct (recommended max. length is around 150…
  • The “How Does a Protest Organizer Work?” Edition

    3h By Jacob Brogan
    Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in a New TabSlate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed.
  • Letters to a Young Muslim

    9:30am By Aymann Ismail
    I started reading Omar Saif Ghobash’s Letters to a Young Muslim when I was in Los Angeles with my wife over the holiday break. We decorated a small plastic tree and exchanged wrapped gifts. It was the first time either of us had ever done the Christmas…
  • Naïveté is the New Realism

    7:45am By Justin Peters
    Thomas Friedman is a sentient TED talk who writes credulous columns about taxi drivers and ideas conferences for the New York Times. He also writes books, very successful ones, and from them I have learned a lot about the shape and temperature of the world. I…
  • Finding Ruby

    7:06am By Robby Berman
    This video proves it’s alive. Scientists have known since 2015 that the ruby seadragon existed, based on DNA analysis of 100-year-old museum specimens, but it’s never been seen (much less caught on video) until now.
  • Lie Detectors, Russian Spies, and an Expert in Kung Fu

    5:45am By Daniel Engber
    The weirdest scandal of the Trump transition—the one involving brain electrodes, Russian spies, Hillary Clinton’s email server, and an expert in kung fu—probably should have been a bigger deal. But I’m sorry to say that Bloomberg reporters David…
  • Run for Office

    Mon 8:00pm By Osita Nwanevu
    On Friday, Donald J. Trump, liar, con man, bigot, serial assailant, former reality TV star, failed casino magnate, failed football team owner, failed airline owner, failed magazine publisher, failed steak salesman, and loser of the national popular vote, will…
  • I Ran for Office and Won

    Mon 7:59pm By Osita Nwanevu
    You—yes, you—should be running for political office. But what would it entail, exactly? Slate spoke to four first-time candidates who won their races in November about their experiences campaigning and their thoughts on seeking office. These excerpts from…
  • How Do You Inspire Women to Run for Office? Elect Trump.

    Mon 7:58pm By Christina Cauterucci
    A couple of days after the 2016 election, New Jersey patent attorney Rabiya Kader met up with a few female friends to regroup. Devastated by Donald Trump’s victory and the increasing conservatism of Congress, the women talked over what they could do to…