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Alito’s Second Flag Has an Even Scarier Story Than the First

Tweet Share Share Comment On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that in addition to the upside-down American flag Justice...

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After Oct. 7, White Nationalism’s Most Famous Young Escapee Got Some Pretty Upsetting Texts

Tweet Share Share Comment When R. Derek Black was a child, they were considered the heir to the white nationalist movement in America. Their...

18.05.2024 40

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Why Michael Cohen’s Influencer Daughter Is Coming Up in the Trump Trial

Tweet Share Share Comment Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer, is set to testify Monday in the hush money trial against the former president. As...

13.05.2024 20

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Ah, Good: The Right Has Put Its Finger on the Real Reason College Kids Are Protesting

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The Most Alarming Answer From Trump’s Interview With Time

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The Guy Who Shoved a Planned Parenthood Volunteer Lost His Primary. This Won’t Be the Last You Hear of Him.

Tweet Share Share Comment Mark Houck, a Pennsylvania man who became a pro-life hero after he was charged and acquitted of...

24.04.2024 10

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Has Russian Propaganda “Infected” Republicans? The Truth Is More Sinister.

Tweet Share Share Comment Earlier this month, Republican Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, the head of the House Foreign Affairs...

20.04.2024 20

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How the Candace Owens–Ben Shapiro Feud Set Off a Right-Wing Meltdown

Tweet Share Share Comment When Candace Owens, the far-right political commentator, parted ways with conservative media company...

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Is the Flipped Alabama Seat a Sign IVF Will Be a Big Issue in November? It’s Complicated.

Tweet Share Share Comment When a Democrat wins a race in a majority-white district in Alabama, it’s almost always remarkable....

02.04.2024 10

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Why RFK Jr. Picked This Particular Rich Rando as His VP

Tweet Share Share Comment Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has named a 38-year-old Silicon Valley lawyer and tech entrepreneur with...

27.03.2024 20

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A Capitol Rioter Has Become a Right-Wing Media Darling. She Just Got Arrested.

Tweet Share Share Comment In the three years since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, more than 1,300 participants have been charged with...

25.03.2024 9

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The Stormy Daniels Story Is Darker This Time

Tweet Share Share Comment There’s a scene in the new documentary about Stormy Daniels from April 2023, when Daniels, buried in...

15.03.2024 10

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The Next Governor of North Carolina Could Be a Holocaust Denier Who Hates Pretty Much Everybody

Tweet Share Share Comment Mark Robinson, who easily won North Carolina’s Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, has the...

06.03.2024 20

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Barry vs. Jerry Is the Screwball Congressional Fight We Deserve This Year

Tweet Share Share Comment Thanks to the Supreme Court, Alabama had to redraw its congressional maps last year in advance of the...

04.03.2024 40

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The Real Backstory of the Disgraced “Whistleblower” at the Heart of the Biden Impeachment Case

Tweet Share Share Comment A little less than a year ago, Republicans in Congress were proclaiming that the testimony of a...

01.03.2024 8

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Presidential Front-Runner Recently Busted for Decades of Corporate Fraud: I’m Like Alexei Navalny

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22.02.2024 10

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The FBI Informant at the Heart of Republicans’ “Biden Crime Family” Obsessions Was Arrested for Lying About Everything. Oops.

Tweet Share Share Comment On Thursday, the Justice Department announced charges against an FBI informant with inventing the...

17.02.2024 30

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Why Don Jr. and Eric Are in Trouble in the New Trump Ruling—and Ivanka Is Not

Tweet Share Share Comment The massive fine announced Friday for the civil fraud trial against Donald Trump wasn’t just a major...

17.02.2024 20

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Why RFK Jr.’s Family May Not Accept His Apology for That Super Bowl Ad

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13.02.2024 20

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The Man Who Beheaded His Father Was Not QAnon. His Ideas Are Much More Mainstream Than That.

Tweet Share Share Comment The Pennsylvania man accused of decapitating his father undoubtedly spent time in dark places on the...

12.02.2024 30

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A Defense of Continuing to Fact-Check Trump’s Bogus Claims One by One

Tweet Share Share Comment On Thursday, PolitiFact published its 1,000th fact check of a claim made by Donald Trump. The...

03.02.2024 20

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The Big Problem with Jared Kushner’s New Dirtbag Beard

Tweet Share Share Comment H​​ere at Slate we like to keep tabs on politicians’ unexpected beard growth, if only to attempt...

01.02.2024 10

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Texas and Biden Are Warring Over a Border Town. Its Residents Just Want Their Park Back.

Tweet Share Share Comment Throughout January, a right-wing militant group based out of North Carolina called upon supporters to...

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Tim Scott Gets Engaged, Makes a Romantic Gesture (Sort of) on Fox Nation

Tweet Share Share Comment Tim Scott, a contender to be Donald Trump’s running mate, had a big weekend. On Friday, the South...

23.01.2024 3

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For a Moment, Trump Had a Shrewd Answer to the Abortion Question

Tweet Share Share Comment During the Donald Trump town hall on Fox News Wednesday night, an undecided Republican voter stepped...

11.01.2024 40

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The Radical Evangelicals Who Helped Push Jan. 6 to Wage War on “Demonic Influence”

Tweet Share Share Comment It’s been three years since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and much of the initial public horror at the...

06.01.2024 2

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Pope Francis Finally Did Something About the Revolt Brewing Against Him

Tweet Share Share Comment In his decade heading the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has focused on bringing a gentle, welcoming...

18.12.2023 3

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The Republicans Freaked Out About Abortion Bans Have a New Policy They’re Getting Behind. Good Luck.

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14.12.2023 20

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Mike Johnson Claims That God Told Him to Be a “New Moses”

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Only One GOP Candidate Seemed to Learn Something From Tuesday’s Elections

Tweet Share Share Comment After years of hearing Republican candidates recite virtually the same talking points about abortion...

09.11.2023 10

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Sean Hannity Had Quite the Takeaway About Abortion After Tuesday’s Elections

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09.11.2023 20

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Ohio Enshrines Abortion Rights, Bolstering an Undeniable Trend in American Politics

Tweet Share Share Comment Ohio voters enshrined abortion protections in their state constitution on Tuesday, on an off-year...

08.11.2023 20

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DeSantis Just Made an Intriguing Promise if Trump “Can Summon the Balls” to Join the Next Debate

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04.11.2023 10

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Donald Trump Doesn’t Like That His Kids Have to Testify in His New York Trial

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02.11.2023 8

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How Mike Johnson’s “Covenant Marriage” Helps Explain His Politics

Tweet Share Share Comment Mike Johnson, the new speaker of the House, knows the culture wars. In Congress, he has gone after...

30.10.2023 7

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Election Denialists Have Taken Their Show on the Road

Tweet Share Share Comment The Kansas Legislature hosted an odd contingent last month. Proponents of QAnon conspiracy theories,...

18.10.2023 10

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A Democrat Made the Worst Suggestion Yet for the Next Speaker of the House

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18.10.2023 3

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The Damning Details of the Lawsuit Against Sound of Freedom’s Hero

Tweet Share Share Comment Tim Ballard, the real-life protagonist of the surprise hit film Sound of Freedom , seemed on the...

16.10.2023 7

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The Bidens’ Dog Keeps Biting People. Why?

Tweet Share Share Comment Commander, the Bidens’ dog, is a workplace hazard. The 2-year-old German shepherd reportedly bit...

02.10.2023 3

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A Big Word Was Conspicuously Absent From the GOP Debate

Tweet Share Share Comment During the Republican debate Wednesday night, the first question about abortion didn’t arrive until...

28.09.2023 1

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The Conspiracy Theories About Jan. 6 Aren’t Going Anywhere. They’re Morphing.

Tweet Share Share Comment Had Ray Epps been charged with a crime earlier, it could have saved him a lot of anguish. One of the...

25.09.2023 2

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Hunter Biden’s Indictment Has Put Gun Rights Groups in an Awkward Bind

Tweet Share Share Comment When news broke last week that Hunter Biden had been indicted by federal prosecutors for lying about...

19.09.2023 2

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The Real Aim of McCarthy’s Impeachment Inquiry Into Joe Biden

Tweet Share Share Comment Republicans have threatened to impeach President Joe Biden so many times that it’s become natural to...

13.09.2023 10

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