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Dear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” Edition

0SHARESShare 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 ...

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The Angle: Host With the Most Edition

0SHARESShare <!– Why Trump’s lies are different, politicians’ data addiction, and Jimmy Kimmel’s new popularity, in Slate’s daily newsletter. Slate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s lies, data and politics, and Jimmy Kimmel’s rise. By Rebecca Onion Our onetime-chauvinist hero.Emma McIntyre/Getty Images The right cruelty: Jimmy Kimmel isn’t always nice. But his blend of caustic critique and emotional overflow makes him the ...

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Should Political Ads on Facebook Include Disclaimers?

0SHARESShare Suspicious Facebook ads from the 2016 campaign.Photo illustration by Slate. Photos from Facebook. When you see an ad on Facebook in the run-up to an election intended to sway your vote, there’s a strong chance you have no idea who paid to put it there. Now, the Federal Election Commission is taking baby steps to change that by exploring ...

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Who’s to Blame for America’s Sexual Harassment Nightmare?

0SHARESShare Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, and Roger Ailes.Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Workplace sexual harassment has been illegal in the United States for 53 years. It still happens every day. High-profile examples abound: President Donald Trump—who has boasted of committing sexual assault —is being sued for sexually harassing a contestant on The Apprentice, one of ...

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Senators Crafted a Bipartisan Deal to Stabilize Obamacare

President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Monday.Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) On Tuesday, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray announced—separately—that they had reached a narrow short-term deal to stabilize individual health insurance markets through 2019. The deal, which Alexander and Murray have been negotiating since the end ...

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Can You Bring a Gun to a Protest?

0SHARESShare White Supremacist open carries a rifle during clashes with counter protestors at Emancipation Park where the White Nationalists are protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, Va., USA on August 12, 2017.Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images This story was co-published as part of a partnership with the Trace, a nonprofit news organization covering guns in America. ...

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The Genius of Sam Raimi

0SHARESShare <!– How Sam Raimi twists pure horror into comedy (VIDEO). His movies make laughs and scares the same thing. By Robby Berman Bruce Campbell’s Ash is way over the edge.SONY Pictures This video explains the giddy rush you feel when director Sam Raimi whips up his unique blend of horror and comedy. According to video essayist Patrick Willems , ...

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Promises, Promises

0SHARESShare The types of lies President Trump and the Republican Party are telling about health care make democracy difficult, if not impossible.Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Drew Angerer/Getty Images and Thinkstock. When it comes to the promises they make, most elected officials hew close to their words. Given the scale and intensity of dishonesty in our politics, that seems ...

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Google Maps Ditches Its Half-Baked Cupcake Counter

0SHARESShare A simple conversion of calories burned to cupcakes earned.Photo illustration by Slate Google is amazing at imagining and creating technology that will improve our lives. For instance: Until recently, I didn’t realize the one thing missing from using my smartphone to get directions was knowing how many mini-cupcakes I would burn off in the process of following them. Luckily, ...

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Politicians Are Addicted to Big Data Like It’s Campaign Cash

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Getty Images. “Without Facebook, Trump wouldn’t have won,” Theresa Hong, one of the main brains behind the Trump campaign’s digital efforts, told the BBC earlier this year. She’s right. Today, data-driven ad targeting on the web is essential to any political campaign. That’s especially true for the presidential election, when candidates must reach ...

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