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Why Are the Times, the Post, and MSNBC on a Conservative Hiring Spree?

Bret Stephens and George Will. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo via Wikimedia Commons, Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images. MSNBC announced Monday that it has hired George F. Will as a contributor, adding yet another conservative talker to its rapidly expanding roster of them. Two weeks ago, the cable news network gave former George W. Bush adviser Nicolle Wallace a 4 p.m. show ...

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The Angle: Booted Comey Edition

You’re fired. James Comey on March 20 in Washington. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Breaking: Trump fired FBI Director James Comey this afternoon, following the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Comey was investigating the Trump campaign’s possible involvement in Russian attempts to influence the presidential election. New liberal hero: The excitement among liberals was palpable ...

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The Taint of Donald Trump

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on April 27. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images It was an accident of history that the Donald Trump administration defended its travel ban before the full en banc panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the same day Sally Yates testified before a Senate judiciary subcommittee and ...

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How Should We Remember the Confederacy?

0SHARESShare The P.G.T. Beauregard statue in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art is one of three remaining Confederate statues to be removed in New Orleans. Ben Depp/Reuters In June 2015, Dylann Roof murdered nine black parishioners at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. That hate crime prompted South Carolina to remove the Confederate Flag from the ...

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Slayer of Ted Cruz, Defender of Justice

Sally Yates is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Monday about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Jim Bourg/Reuters Shortly before midnight on Monday, I texted a friend in Los Angeles. “Hey, do most people know who Sally Yates is?” I asked him. Leon Neyfakh Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff ...

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How Trump Will Transform the Federal Courts

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen speaks at Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s memorial service on March 1, 2016, in Washington. Susan Walsh – Pool/Getty Images On Monday, President Donald Trump unveiled his first slate of nominees to the lower federal courts, beginning the process of restocking the federal judiciary following years of depletion . Due to a Republican blockade ...

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Out of the Flue

Retrieved from the dustbin, or chminey really, of history. Scotland National Museum This video tells the story of conservator Claire Thompson’s incredible reconstruction of the “chimney map,” a rare 17th-century map of the world. It arrived at Scotland’s National Library in 2007 in a plastic bag looking like a bundle of vermin-chewed rags and bits. During a building renovation in ...

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The World’s Tiniest Cup of Coffee Is Made With a Single Bean

For lovers of tiny burritos and tiny pancakes comes the world’s smallest cup of coffee, made from a single bean.   In the important video demonstration above, we see director and designer Lucas Zanotto brew the mouse-sized cup of joe. On the menu today is the Kenya AA-plus Karindum bean. This very small-batch coffee requires a unique process: Zanotto grinds the bean ...

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Macron Country

From right, Emmanuel Macron speaks with a breeder during the 30th International Livestock Trade Fair in Brittany on Sept. 14. Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images In France, most presidents have a stronghold, a city or region where they win the lion’s share of the votes. Nicolas Sarkozy had Neuilly-sur-Seine, one of the most bourgeois suburbs of Paris. François Hollande had Tulle, a ...

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The Only Constitutional Right That Matters

In the United States, millions of Americans are unable to cast ballots due to felony convictions. iStock Last year, Justice Clarence Thomas broke 10 years of silence during oral argument to decry the injustice of laws that deprive domestic abusers of their right to own firearms. Now, an influential judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has indicated ...

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