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Is Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House on April 10. Eric Thayer/Getty Images Say what you will about Justice Samuel Alito, but the man always thinks ahead. On Monday, Alito dissented in Cooper v. Harris, the landmark 5–3 ruling that united Justice Clarence Thomas and the Supreme Court’s liberals to ...

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Why Sean Hannity Won’t Let Go of the Seth Rich Conspiracy

0SHARESShare Fox News host Sean Hannity in the White House briefing room in Washington, on Jan. 24. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images For the past week, Fox News has been heavily promoting a conspiracy theory linking the unsolved 2016 murder of a young Democratic National Committee staffer to WikiLeaks’ publication of stolen DNC emails. The implication, first floated by WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange ...

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Trump’s Biggest Broken Promise

0SHARESShare Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Tuesday in Washington. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The most black-and-white broken promise of President Donald Trump’s early tenure has been his administration’s treatment of Medicaid. On the campaign trail, he promised not to cut the health care program that covers more than ...

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President Con Artist

0SHARESShare Donald Trump at a media conference announcing the establishment of Trump University on May 23, 2005 in New York City. Thos Robinson/Getty Images Donald Trump’s pitch for his Trump University promised a world of possibility to potential students. “At Trump University, we teach success. That’s what it’s all about. Success,” he tells his audience. “It’s going to happen to ...

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The Fake News Bubble for Liberals

0SHARESShare Join Slate Plus to Hear More Trumpcast Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free episodes of Slate’s Trumpcast every week. Membership starts at just $5 a month. Sign up today and try Slate Plus free for two weeks. Learn More Your Slate Plus podcast link Copy this link and add it to your podcast app to subscribe to the ad-free Slate Plus edition ...

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What It’s Like to Cover Trump as a White House Reporter

0SHARESShare Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images. This is a transcript of Thursday’s interview with Washington Post political reporter Ashley Parker on Slate’s I Have to Ask podcast. These transcripts are lightly edited and may contain errors. For the definitive record, consult the podcast. Isaac Chotiner: How does this work for you, when one of these big ...

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Uninspiring Terrorism

0SHARESShare People hug each other after being evacuated from a shopping mall in Manchester, England, on Tuesday, a day after the terror attack at Manchester Arena. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the horrific bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night that has killed at least 22 people. Although we don’t ...

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What They Did to My Baby

0SHARESShare People chant at a rally in Los Angeles on July 16, 2013, organized by the ANSWER coalition to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters When Sybrina Fulton learned that her son, Trayvon Martin, had been killed, she lay in bed for days, praying and crying. She thought about the fact that ...

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Why Is U.S. Maternal Mortality So High?

0SHARESShare alice-photo/iStock ProPublica and NPR’s recent story “The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth ” brought much needed attention to a serious problem: The U.S. has an unacceptably high rate of maternal mortality. The story, which focused on Lauren Bloomstein’s pregnancy-related death, was particularly frightening because Bloomstein was a neonatal intensive care nurse. As the headline suggested, if ...

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The Subway That Warps Space and Time

0SHARESShare Morning commuters board a train in a crowded subway station in New York on May 11, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Imagine getting to work every day with a map that changed every time you looked at it. This is not some whimsy from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. It’s the daily predicament of the riders who make more than 5.6 million ...

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