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  • Amicus: Gorsuch Grins, Says Nothing

    Sat 10:01am By Dahlia Lithwick
    Listen to Episode 64 of Slate’s Amicus:
  • The Thinx Twice Edition

    Sat 2:05am By Emily Peck
    Listen to Episode No. 150 of Slate Money
  • Not the President’s Fault, but Exactly What He Wanted

    Fri 11:10pm By Katy Waldman
    Donald Trump would like us to believe that he is at once the most powerful man on the planet and the one who is least responsible for anything that goes wrong. This is a tough nut to crack. It means that when, say, his American Health Care Act fails to attract…
  • A Way Forward

    Fri 7:56pm By Jamelle Bouie
    At a rally in October, just before the election, Donald Trump made a promise. He would make it his priority to repeal Obamacare. “My first day in office, I am going to ask Congress to put a bill on my desk getting rid of this disastrous law and replacing it…
  • Feet off the Couch, Please

    Fri 7:51pm By Mike Pesca
    Listen to Episode 707 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Why Trumpcare Failed

    Fri 7:38pm By Jim Newell
    Republicans’ effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act failed on Friday. It failed because legislating on health care is hard. Successfully doing so involves a lot of trade-offs and, if it’s to be meaningful, will disrupt people’s lives. Only…
  • Trumpcare We Hardly Knew Ye

    Fri 6:40pm By Gabriel Roth
    The TV in Slate’s New York office is usually silent, but someone has turned up the volume so we can all hear Rep. Paul Ryan mourn the death of his lifelong dream of taking health insurance away from 24 million people. It’s a little hard to write while one…
  • Locker Room Talk at the Capitol Hill Boys Club

    Fri 6:21pm By Dahlia Lithwick
    Throughout his confirmation hearings, Judge Neil Gorsuch cited former Supreme Court Justice Byron White as a personal hero. White, a John F. Kennedy nominee who served on the court from 1962 to 1993, was a star NFL player before moving to the bench.
  • The Angle: Goodbye Trumpcare Edition

    Fri 6:21pm By Chau Tu
    Ding-dong, the AHCA is dead: And so there lies the American Health Care Act. Before the much-maligned bill could go to an official vote this afternoon, President Trump requested it be pulled. Relive the drama with our AHCA live blog or listen to Jamelle…
  • Don’t Blame the Freedom Caucus

    Fri 6:18pm By Reihan Salam
    After pulling his wildly unpopular American Health Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to put a brave face on a stinging defeat. At a press conference on Friday afternoon, Ryan argued that this was nothing more than a minor speed bump and that Republicans…