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Uber Needs to Share Its Salary Data

A private security guard stands in front of Uber headquarters on June 13 in San Francisco.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Uber has spent much of 2017 in crisis mode thanks to a series of self-inflicted scandals—many of them involving the abhorrent treatment of women who work at the company. But it finally had a friendly news cycle this week: News broke that ...

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Lawyers Aren’t Wizards

President Donald Trump looks on during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday.Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The pattern is so familiar that it almost starts to feel rational. Nearly every day, for the six-month slog that has been the Donald Trump presidency, it’s gone like this: The president or someone in his administration does ...

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Why Exactly Does Putin Hate the Magnitsky Act?

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a meeting with Russia’s government in his residence in Novo-Ogaryovo, outside Moscow, on Wednesday.Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images On a recent episode of Trumpcast , Bill Browder joined Jacob Weisberg to discuss the Magnitsky Act—the supposed reason why Donald Trump Jr. met with a group of Russians during the campaign. Browder, author of Red ...

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Al Gore, Ever Hopeful

Mike Pesca with Al Gore.Slate Listen to Episode 790 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement If things had gone well, America would still be in the Paris Agreement on climate change, green energy would be spreading across the country and Al Gore wouldn’t have needed to make a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth. But it didn’t work out that way. With ...

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Trump Can’t Escape the States

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman takes questions during a March 15 news conference to announce the take down of a large organized crime ring.Drew Angerer/Getty Images This piece was originally published on Shugerblog . There are more and more signals that Donald Trump is exploring firing Robert Mueller and pardoning anyone and everyone in his circle. So what ...

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Can the President Get the Vice President to Pardon Him?

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as Vice President Mike Pence looks on after a meeting at the Pentagon on Thursday in Arlington, Virginia.Alex Wong/Getty Images A version of this piece was originally published on Just Security , an online forum for analysis of U.S. national security law and policy. On Thursday, news outlets reported that President ...

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On Mayonnaise

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Wednesday’s edition of the Culture Gabfest, Dana, Stephen, and Julia clash over mayonnaise—yes, really. On the heels of a discussion about a controversial column by David Brooks that linked sandwiches with declining social mobility, the critics reflected on the culinary merits of mayo and other condiments. Plus, other exclusive Culture Gabfest condiment tips: ...

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The End of Norms

In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of the Political Gabfest, Emily, David, and John discuss the breaking of presidential norms. With two of the hosts having recently written on the destruction of norms under Trump—Emily in the New York Times and John in the Atlantic —the hosts decide to break down what norms are, how they come ...

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The Best of Slate Podcasts

<!– The best of Slate podcasts for the weekend of July 21. Slate Plus Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one. Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, and Mark Wilson/Getty Images. In this edition of our members-only podcast digest, listen to the best segments of the week: Hang ...

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Google’s New News Feed Is Scary-Good at Personalization

Google It was inevitable that Google would one day launch a news feed. The format of a feed—one nugget of information at a time, chosen for you by your friends and/or personalization software—suits the way people use mobile phones. Google’s search-result lists, in contrast, make more sense on a desktop. That day came Wednesday, when Google launched a vastly expanded ...

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