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A Prayer for the Real Victims

Attorney General Sessions has pledged that his “Department of Justice will never allow this secular government of ours to demand that sincere religious beliefs be abandoned.”iStock Last week, United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III told a group of Christian religious liberty lawyers that they are under siege. Bemoaning the ways “Americans have felt that their freedom to practice ...

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How Trump’s Travel Ban Hobbled a Libyan High School Robotics Team

A member of Libya’s Team Impact works on his team’s robot during the first day of the FIRST Global Challenge on Monday at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington.Alex Wong/Getty Images Over the past month, international media have been captivated by the story of a team of six teenage girls from Afghanistan who finally gained entry into the United States for ...

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Is It Really, Truly, Utterly Dead?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and : U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Mark Wilson/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images, and Alex Wong/Getty Images. To listen to Episode 14 of Trumpcare Tracker, use the player below: Advertisement Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann recall the sudden collapse of the Republican health care bill on ...

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To Impeach or Not to Impeach

Scylla (left) and Charybdis.Joe Raedle/Getty Images As the Russia scandal progresses and murmurs about impeachment grow louder, some liberals are beginning to contemplate the dispiriting possibility of a Mike Pence administration. Would a “normal” right-wing Republican be better or worse than the inept would-be autocrat currently occupying the West Wing? We asked Slatesters to play a game of presidential would ...

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The Culture Gabfest “Hum in the Drum” Edition

Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 461 with Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner with the audio player below. And join the lively conversation on the Culturefest Facebook page. Advertisement On this week’s Slate Plus, Dana, Julia, and Stephen talk about mayonnaise and other condiments. Go to Slate.com/cultureplus to learn more about Slate Plus and join today. On this week’s ...

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That Meeting on the 25th Floor

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. Join Now Your Slate Plus podcast link Copy this link and add it to your podcast app to subscribe to the ad-free Slate Plus ...

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Dear Prudence: The “Open It Up” Edition

And there’s more … Slate Plus members get more Dear Prudence. Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers more questions from readers, for members only. Members also get complete, ad-free episodes of the Dear Prudence podcast, and a host of other benefits—and they help support Slate’s journalism. Membership starts at just $35 your first year. Join today. Join Slate Plus 0SHARESShare Tweet ...

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Jay Sekulow’s Cover-Up

Jay Sekulow hosts the GMA Honors Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction at the Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on April 29, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee.Rick Diamond/Getty Images for GMA President Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, is making the rounds to defend Trump’s conduct in the Russia scandal. On Sunday morning, Sekulow appeared on five networks, parrying questions about Trump; his ...

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The Angle: Double Trump Fail Edition

<!– The Iran nuclear deal, the death of Trumpcare, and a review of Dunkirk, in Slate’s daily newsletter. Slate’s daily newsletter on the Iran deal, the health care bill, and Dunkirk. By Rebecca Onion Sen. Mike Lee, who’s probably not Mitch McConnell’s favorite person right now.Mark Wilson/Getty Images One little question: The GOP cannot agree on whether healthy people should ...

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Not So Fast, Special Counsel

Special Counsel Robert Mueller after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21.Alex Wong/Getty Images It’s been clear at least since the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller that President Donald Trump feels himself to be in potential legal jeopardy. The ballooning size —and cost—of the president’s legal team is eloquent testimony to how seriously ...

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