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Donald Trump Is Turning Us All Into Boring Pundits

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters This essay has been adapted from a “Spiel” delivered by Leon Neyfakh on Slate’s daily podcast The Gist . An edited transcript of the audio recording is below, and you can listen to Neyfakh’s Spiel by clicking on the player beneath this paragraph and ...

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Who’s Afraid of a Clinton Voter?

0SHARESShare Muslims and supporters wait for Iftar during a demonstration protesting Trump’s stand on Muslims and immigrants, near the Trump Tower in New York on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images Lately I’ve seen several articles by both centrist and center-right pundits, none of them friends of Donald Trump, warning that we should be wary of removing the president from office because it ...

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An Annotated Version of Trump’s Climate Speech

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump announcing his decision on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is republished here with permission through Climate Desk . So we’re getting out. But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. ...

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Indulge Your Climate Rage in Fantasy

0SHARESShare Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Thinkstock and Kevin Lamarque/Reuters. In 2010, I began work on a novel set in a time I was certain would be looked upon as one of the most embarrassing periods of the climate change “debate”: the George W. Bush era. The novel, set at South Pole Station and the West Antarctic Ice ...

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The Angle: Au Revoir, Paris (Agreement) Edition

0SHARESShare A woman protests Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday in New York. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Après Paris: Donald Trump formally announced his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord Thursday afternoon. The selfish move is just another excuse for Trump to play the “victim,” Katy Waldman observes. But Susan ...

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The Best of Slate Podcasts

0SHARESShare <!– The best of Slate podcasts for the weekend of June 2. Slate Plus Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one. StudioM1 In this edition of our members-only podcast digest, listen to the best segments of the week: Mom and Dad Are Fighting on parenting when your child has a mental illness, with special ...

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From Portland to Paris

0SHARESShare Hey, Plus members! As you know, the Slate News Quiz invites you to compete against a designated Slatester every week as you test your knowledge of current events. You should definitely just skip it this week, OK? It’s really hard, and the questions are dumb. The promo line says “Think You’re Smarter Than a Slate Senior Editor?” and in ...

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The Dinosaur Edition

0SHARESShare [unable to retrieve full-text content] Listen to Episode No. 160 of Slate Money 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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You Can’t Say That, Mr. Senator

0SHARESShare Sen. Al Franken and Gist guest host Zoe Chace. Chris Berube Listen to Episode 756 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement In 2008, Al Franken was elected to the United States Senate. Since then, he’s become a well-respected member of the upper chamber. But he hasn’t lost his keen eye for satire. After the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, ...

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Terror, Again

0SHARESShare First responders attend to victims of a terror attack on London Bridge on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images LONDON—I still remember how fearful and disoriented I felt back in the spring of 2013, when one of my colleagues looked up from her laptop in the middle of a seminar and said: “Apparently, there’s been some kind of explosion at the marathon.” ...

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