Sharia Has Come to Texas

This video is part of “Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?,” a series featuring Slate’s Aymann Ismail confronting fears about Muslims. Follow along on Facebook. It happened at the Republican National Convention last year, and it’s happened at just about every right-wing protest I’ve covered in the past few years: People…
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It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Do You Feel More Cybersecure and Aware Yet?

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Click here for more information on ways to protect yourself! Or don’t. Because the link might lead to malware. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Offer internet users tips on how they might protect themselves! Or don’t. Because, apparently, there is such a thing as “security…
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Can You Download Your Way to a Better Life?

I have it relatively easy when it comes to work-life balance: a fairly flexible freelance schedule, a husband who is home by 5-ish most nights, only one kid, and a small-town social life. But while I’m not leading the fast-paced career life of Shonda Rhimes, I still need help keeping…
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Post-Trump, Jimmy Fallon Continues to Lose Ground in the Late-Night Wars

This article originally appeared in Vulture. Jimmy Fallon earlier this year ceded the late-night ratings crown to Stephen Colbert. Now, the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show finds himself flirting with a fate that not long ago would have seemed unthinkable: third place. During the first two weeks of the new…
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The Man Who Could Save Puerto Rico, If He Feels Like It

Three weeks in to the humanitarian crisis in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, President Trump has gotten bored with providing relief and moved on to obsessing about the public appraisal of the relief he has (and mostly hasn’t) provided. His stamina for self-celebration is unsurpassed; he touts, with a relentless sense of…
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Slate News Quiz

Welcome to Slate’s weekly news quiz. It’s Friday, which means it’s time to test your knowledge of the week’s news events. Your host, Ray Hamel, has concocted questions on news topics ranging from politics to business, from culture to sports to science. Questions are multiple-choice, and time is of the…
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Who Is Seth Moulton For?

I’m squinting through the sun at the Polk County Steak Fry, trying to size up Seth Moulton. It’s a late September Saturday in Des Moines, and Moulton’s onstage, an immense American flag rippling behind him. “A lot of you must be asking,” he begins with a coy glance around, his…
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In 1956, a Fan Magazine Published a Four-Part Casting Couch Exposé. It Didn’t Go Well.

The term casting couch first appeared in Variety on Nov. 24, 1937, in a story poking fun at a Chicago Tribune reporter for misusing it because he wasn’t cool enough to already know what it meant. That Tribune reporter was writing about a new system at Chicago’s WBBM whereby only…
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Corrections

  In an Oct. 12 Slatest, Jeremy Stahl misstated the amount of Puerto Rico’s debt. It’s $72 billion, not $72. An Oct. 11 Brow Beat misidentified Sandra Bernhard as Sarah Bernhard. In an Oct. 11 DoubleX, Christina Cauterucci mischaracterized the subject of a personal essay by Liz Meriwether. In an Oct. 11…
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Trump Will Reportedly Cut Vital Obamacare Subsidy, Potentially Throwing Marketplaces into Upheaval

President Trump appears to be on the verge of fully sabotaging Obamacare with Politico reporting Thursday that he intends to cut off subsidy payments from the government to insurers selling coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The subsidies, which are estimated to amount to $7 billion this year, are designed…
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