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  • Don McGahn Reportedly Leaves Post as White House Counsel

    32m By Elliot Hannon
    White House counsel Donald McGahn left his position as the president’s lawyer Wednesday, a planned move that was expedited by President Trump, who tweeted that McGahn would depart after the Kavanaugh confirmation, amid what appeared to be a relationship…
  • Myth Management

    1h By Mike Pesca
    Listen to Slate’s The Gist:
  • I Think Maybe This Is the Fastest Pitching Change I’ve Ever Seen in a Baseball Game

    2h By Henry Grabar
    In a possibly ingenious, possibly insane act of baseball subterfuge, Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell sent a decoy starting pitcher to the mound in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday. Counsell pulled Milwaukee starter Wade…
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop Redux

    3h By Mark Joseph Stern
    Do businesses have a First Amendment right to discriminate against same-sex couples? The Supreme Court was supposed to answer this question last term in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. But Justice Anthony Kennedy lost his nerve and…
  • Florida Counties Ravaged by Hurricane Michael Scramble to Give Voters a Chance to Cast Ballots in…

    4h By Matthew Zeitlin
    Florida usually manages to have voting problems without any acts of God, but with much of the Panhandle wrecked by Hurricane Michael, local officials are worried about whether they’ll be able to conduct a normal (for Florida) election in three weeks.
  • Move On

    4h By Leon Neyfakh
    This is a transcript of Episode 8 of Season 2 of Slow Burn. Listen in the player below, or subscribe here.
  • The Angle: Unlikely Story Edition

    5:48pm By Slate Copy Desk
    She’s with him, but also: As the #MeToo movement continues to grow and adapt, it needs to take a harder look at not just the men who have gotten away with sexual abuse, assault, or exploitation—but the women behind them, too. And Hillary Clinton is…
  • The Issue Most Republicans Care About: Illegal Immigration

    5:17pm By León Krauze
    Donald Trump embraced his role as a radical nativist from the very beginning of his presidential campaign. Whether it was a conscious strategic decision or a product of his substantial populist instincts is almost beside the point. It was certainly…
  • “America’s Failure to Lead Is Going to Come Back and Bite Us”

    4:52pm By Will Oremus
    The last several years have revised how many Americans see the massive tech platforms that monopolize the time we spend online. There’s the Russian-abetted role played by social media during the 2016 election, whose aftermath has forced executives from…
  • In Praise of Lady Gaga’s Truly Colossal Suit

    4:49pm By Christina Cauterucci
    Lady Gaga does not set foot on a red carpet unless she knows her outfit will be the one everyone leaves chattering about. This is the one common thread between her famous meat dress, her once-ubiquitous sunglasses, and her more recent old-Hollywood looks, like…