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How to Manage Your Idiot President

0SHARESShare Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters. It can be tempting to latch onto one of Donald Trump’s less-admirable qualities and assign it almost supernatural explanatory power. The way to understand the chaos he’s unleashed is through his narcissism . His showmanship . His anger . (That last one was mine.) I have come to fear, though, ...

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Don’t Lie

0SHARESShare Then–FBI Director Robert Mueller and then–Deputy Attorney General James Comey announce an indictment of Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling on Feb. 19, 2004. Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images The Justice Department’s appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate l’affaire Russe signals both the seriousness with which this matter is viewed within the nation’s top law enforcement agency and its radioactive ...

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The Rhetorical Tricks of Climate Change Deniers

0SHARESShare piyaset/iStock This is a transcript of the May 3 edition of the Culture Gabfest. Slate Plus transcripts are lightly edited and may contain errors. For the definitive record, consult the podcast. Stephen Metcalf: Bret Stephens was the “Never Trump” columnist for the Wall Street Journal. This gave him some liberal bona fides, so he was hired by the Times. His ...

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“No One Will Miss Him”

0SHARESShare Roger Ailes in Pasadena, California, on July 24, 2006. Fred Prouser/Reuters Soon after news of the death of disgraced Fox News chief Roger Ailes broke Thursday morning, Slate Political Gabfest hosts David Plotz and Emily Bazelon joined Trumpcast’s Jacob Weisberg to discuss Ailes, the legacy of his cable empire, and the grotesque cases of sexual harassment that eventually led ...

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Why Trump Lies

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 26. Mark Wilson/Getty Images This article is adapted from The Trouble With Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time . In 1985, critic and educator Neil Postman published Amusing Ourselves to Death, the most incisive, impassioned warning label ever issued on ...

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What Are Friends For?

As a member of Slate Plus, you’re reading this Slate story before anyone else can! This story is exclusive to Slate Plus members until Thursday morning. Get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week by signing up in the box below. Please send your questions for publication to prudence@slate.com. (Questions may be edited.) Got a burning question for Prudie? ...

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Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real

0SHARESShare Lisa Larson-Walker It seemed obvious, at first, that Jade Wu was getting punked. In the fall of 2009, the Cornell University undergraduate had come across a posting for a job in the lab of one of the world’s best-known social psychologists. A short while later, she found herself in a conference room, seated alongside several other undergraduate women. “Have ...

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Jamie Dimon Steps in It

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon attends a policy forum with President Trump in the State Dining Room at the White House on Feb. 3. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Jamie Dimon picked one hell of a week to lean in to Donald Trump. On Tuesday, the day after the Washington Post revealed the president had shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats ...

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Trump’s Justice

Neil Gorsuch, right, shakes President Donald Trump’s hand after taking the judicial oath during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 10. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Several hours after the New York Times reported on Tuesday that President Donald Trump had attempted to quash the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn, conservative pundit Erick Erickson tweeted that ...

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Recording From the Oval

In February 1971, President Nixon asked his chief of staff if they could record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity, and H.R. Haldeman demonstrated a new style of loyalty that ultimately landed him with a prison sentence.            Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Face the Nation moderator and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson , each ...

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