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The Angle: Unending Rage Edition

Inside, he smolders. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Aaaahhhhhhgggghhhhhh: Donald Trump cannot control his fury, Katy Waldman writes. The man is in a constant state of aggravation, and that’s why many of his actions seem to make no sense. Rebecca Onion Advertisement Don’t trust her, *** Slate‘s Katy Waldman cover story this week was made possible by TNT’s new series American Race. ...

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American Race

Charles Barkley’s new documentary series American Race airs on TNT. Nancy Newberry/TNT In American Race, Charles Barkley’s new TNT docuseries on race that nobody asked for, the former NBA MVP is on a mission. He insists we need to have a “dialogue” about race, now. He is asking the deep questions: What does it mean to be a Muslim American ...

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Is There Any Future in Being a Moderate Republican?

President Donald Trump speaks at the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on April 28 in Atlanta. Scott Olson/Getty Images The last time I spoke to Geoffrey Kabaservice, nearly a year ago, Donald Trump was solidifying his control of the Republican Party. Trump’s capture of the GOP shocked most, but Kabaservice was unsurprised. A historian and the author of Rule ...

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Trump’s Disdain for Environmental Regulations Stems From His Misunderstanding

Donald Trump in front of the AES Corporation 495-megawatt Alamitos natural gas–fired power station in Long Beach, California. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters, David McNew/Getty Images. Donald Trump thinks that regulations, particularly of the environmental sort, are preventing America from becoming Great Again, and he is on a mission to fix that. On Feb. 24, he put ...

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Banks Are Failing Again in America

The recent spate of bank failures should set off alarms. ShaunWilkinson/Thinkstock Don’t look now, but banks are failing again in America. The past several years have been relatively placid for the banking industry. After the wholesale failure of the system during the financial crisis, banks gradually recovered their footing. Aided by essentially free money from the Federal Reserve, bailouts, and ...

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Welcome to the Forever War, Mr. President

U.S. Marines and Afghan National Army personnel participate in a handover ceremony at Leatherneck Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on April 29. Wakil Kohsar/Getty Images According to legend, Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky famously said that “you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” So it is with Afghanistan and the Trump administration, ...

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Alien: Covenant

Michael Fassbender in Alien: Covenant 20th Century Fox For most of its life span, the Alien series has been the cinematic equivalent of an Iron Chef challenge. Apart from the inclusion of a few mandatory ingredients—anti-corporate politics, confinement in close quarters, androids, blue-collar camaraderie, and, as the primary ingredients, Sigourney Weaver and the alien itself—the filmmakers were free to invent ...

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Dude, Where’s My Car” Edition

On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe discuss the controversial YouTube channel DaddyOFive, in which Mike and Heather Martin played sometimes troubling pranks on their children. Then they tackle a question from a listener who’s going through an amicable divorce and isn’t sure how much to accede to her children’s requests for the family to spend time together. Plus: ...

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Merrick Garland for FBI Director?

Judge Merrick Garland on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 25. Joshua Roberts/Reuters In the event you weren’t quite convinced that the White House could turn the governance of America into the world’s most elaborate game of Clue, some Republicans are now floating the name of Merrick Garland to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey. That’s right, Merrick Garland, the ...

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The “Tuesday Night Massacre” Edition—Live From D.C.

To listen to the discussion, use the player below: On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are joined onstage in D.C. by Evan McMullin to discuss the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the state of conservatism under Trump, and what Utah and D.C. can learn from one another. Advertisement Here are some of ...

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