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The Angle: Really Happening Edition

0SHARESShare A pleased Trump and Pence arrive at the Rose Garden to celebrate the House passage of the AHCA. Alex Wong/Getty Images Trump’s first “victory”: The American Health Care Act passed the House today by four votes, despite its utter inability to cover people with pre-existing conditions, the potential it has to mess with employer-based coverage , its political ill-advisedness ...

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The “Deface the Nation” Edition

To listen to the discussion, use the player below: On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss John’s presidential interviews, Hillary Clinton’s return to public life, and Bret Stephens’ new job at the New York Times. Advertisement Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show: Here are this week’s cocktail ...

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Observing Obscura Day

A neon record player at Lite Brite Neon Studio. Mary Wilson Listen to Episode 736 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement A hallowed day is nearly upon us: Obscura Day on Saturday, May 6. Think of it like a worldwide quest to discover all things odd and remarkable. The whole thing was dreamed up by the surveyors and spelunkers at Atlas ...

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Why Do “Values Voters” Support Trump?

During the campaign, Donald Trump and Mike Pence took questions from the audience at the the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, on July 25, 2016, in Roanoke, Virginia. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images This is a transcript from the April 24 edition of Trumpcast. These transcripts are lightly edited and may contain errors. For the definitive record, consult the podcast. Virginia ...

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The Curse of Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson tried out for the Red Sox in 1945. Would the city be any different today if he’d played in Boston? Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Getty Images and Fawcett Publications, c1951. On Monday at Fenway Park, one or more Boston Red Sox fans allegedly hurled the N-word and a bag of peanuts at all-star Baltimore Orioles ...

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Melania’s Tower

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below: Advertisement Virginia Heffernan talks to Kate Imbach about the photos Melania Trump has taken over the years and what they tell us about our first lady. Slate Plus members, stick around at the end of the show for a conversation with Slate’s Katy Waldman about the anonymous sources inside ...

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The Kremlin’s California Dream

0SHARESShare Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during their talks in Moscow on April 5. © Reuters/Pavel Golovkin/Pool In late December, surrounded by a handful of reporters, an American named Louis Marinelli held the floor in a mid-size office in Moscow. Flanked by photos of Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez, Marinelli railed against American hegemony, listing ...

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting Twice As Often

Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois launched Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting in late 2013 with a simple dream: to talk to parents like adults, without pretending to be perfect or falling into familiar bad-parent routines. Every two weeks they shared their own triumphs and fails, answered questions from listeners, and talked to guests about big issues and ...

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Touchhole” Edition

0SHARESShare On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe answer questions from listeners about whether to go back to work after having a child, getting your kids back on track after a vacation, and what to tell your child when you’ve fired her beloved nanny. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Slate editor-in-chief ...

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I Have to Ask: The Jonathan Chait Edition

0SHARESShare Jonathan Chait is a writer for New York magazine and the author of Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail . He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss Obama’s surprisingly resilient legacy, why populists have trouble governing, and whether the Democratic Party is destined to move leftward. 0SHARESShare Click here to ...

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