Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) A tabloid with sang-froid, 2) Are we sure carbon dioxide is bad? 3) Block that metaphor.
Everybody Loves This Bill, Believe Me
Mike Pesca with two things you need to know, one you don't: 1) The CIA is spying on you via smart TVs; 2) Trump loves this healthcare bill, it's terrific, fantastic; 3) An icon in waffle-making has died.
Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) China warns of an arms race in its backyard, 2) We’ll see about “Invincible,” and 3) Standing Rock supporters set up camp in Washington.
The Blitzkrieg of Women Voters
Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) The Trump White House looks for leak-stopping technology, 2) The questionable tactics of supporters of Liberia’s first female president, and 3) The world’s first robot lawyer.
Rubber Duckies in Crazy Glue
Chris Berube and Wendy Zukerman with three science-y things: 1) A new use for gene therapy; 2) A new metaphor for climate change; 3) A new mammal is revealed by its beautiful "song."
Cup of Joe vs. the Volcano
Mike Pesca with two things you need to know, one you don't: 1) Marine Le Pen loses her immunity; 2) The DHS is a little short on cash for that border wall; 3) Tom Hanks is giving the press corps a coffee machine and this news is inspiring for Mike.
Disbar Kellyanne Conway at Your Peril
Chris Berube and Dahlia Lithwick with three things: 1) The White House sends a confusing message on the immigration order; 2) Why Trump is not calling out recent killings as "terrorism"; 3) The move to disbar Kellyanne Conway.
Mr. Jones Goes to Washington
Chris Berube and Ben Mathis-Lilley with three things: 1) Boarder agents are searching planes now; 2) Betsy DeVos sends a troubling press release about school choice; 3) Alex Jones and InfoWars hit the mainstream.
Bonnie and Clyde, At It Again
Chris Berube and Aisha Harris with three things about the Oscars: 1) Moonlight is the least expensive Best Picture ever; 2) What the hell happened with that envelope?; 3) Some historic firsts.
Mary Wilson with today’s three things: 1) China taunts President Trump, 2) Check-in at the conservative carnevale, and 3) When you want to make bad decisions, but you also want to save the planet.
Mike Pesca has today's three things: 1) The break-out star of this week's town halls, 2) Bad Catholics, and 3) The War on Rhododendrons.
A Cliff of Scandal
Mary Wilson has today's three things: 1) Trump's travel ban looms over Match Day, 2) A rat at Bears Ears?, and 3) Kashmir cracks down on wedding extravagance.
Town Bloody Halls
Mary Wilson with today's three things: 1) Duck if you see the White House counsel, 2) Marine Le Pen will not cover up, and 3) Survival tips for elected officials hosting town halls.
Order Whatever You Want, As Long as it's Meatloaf
Chris Berube with three things: 1) The high cost of a billionaire president; 2) German spy dolls must be stopped; 3) Trump really wants you to have the meatloaf, you're going to love it, it's fantastic.
Senator Kid Rock
Mike Pesca with three things: 1) Cerberus joins the White House; 2) An incompetent baseball owner heads to France; 3) Senator Kid Rock from the great state of Michigan.
No Big Deal, We're Just Taping Your Conversations
Chris Berube with three things: 1) The White House changes course on the Israel-Palestine conflict; 2) Omarosa has a run-in with a journalist; 3) Eurovision drama!
Love is Dead in Pakistan
Chris Berube with three things: 1) When did Trump know Michael Flynn was lying?; 2) Valentine's Day is banned in Pakistan; 3) Shia LaBeouf's ill-considered art project is shut down.
Golden Raspberry Award Winner Donald Trump
Chris Berube with three things: 1) Trump's labor secretary faces more delays; 2) The politics of Linda McMahon; 3) Trump and Mnuchin's inauspicious film careers.
Plant Some Truffles
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) The other Conway, 2) A fine for France's Underground Railroad operator, and 3) Using the trolls as fuel.
Puritanic at the Disco
Mary Wilson with today's three things: 1) Play it again, Bonjean, 2) Sleeping at school, and 3) Henryetta fails to save the last dance.
Spicer Up Your Life
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) The supreme leader's scorn, 2) A hospitalized Kremlin critic is being tested for exposure to poison, and 3) Sean Spicer's manifesto.
Mike Pesca has today's three things: 1) Behold, the glory of the God Index, 2) Super Bowl ratings dip for the second year in a row, and 3) Namibia cracks down on walkers.
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) A flap over PLAP, 2) Puerto Rico's governor approves a statehood referendum, and 3) The Kremlin calls on Fox News to apologize.
The Massacre That Wasn't
Chris Berube with three things: 1) An update on the Betsy DeVos confirmation fight; 2) Why does everyone believe there was a nonexistent massacre in Kentucky?; 3) Broadway gets topical.
Wait, We Have a Refugee Deal with Australia?
Chris Berube with three things: 1) Why is Donald Trump mad at the Australian PM?; 2) 76 protestors arrested at Standing Rock; 3) Don't make predictions in Sri Lanka.
Ain't No Stopping Us Now
Chris Berube with three things: 1) Senate Republicans clear the way for Trump nominees; 2) Rodrigo Duterte pulls back in the war on drugs; 3) An iconic American brand changes course.
Wait, Can They Really Do That?
Chris Berube with three things: 1) Steve Bannon joins the National Security Council; 2) Fox News falsely claims an attack is Islamic terrorism; 3) Plastic fur is murder.
After the Ban
Chris Berube with three things to know: 1) Logan Airport is the best place for refugees; 2) Though Canada actually can't accept them; 3) Who's going to the Oscars, travel ban edition.
Blink the Lights
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) Evaluating the potential import of President Trump's first executive actions, 2) Norms in the news, and 3) Those pranksters at Fox and Friends.
Get Me Legal
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) The State Department brain trust gets a lobotomy, 2) President Trump's orders haven't been reviewed for legality, & 3) The Mook-Lewandowski odd couple is not coming to town, after all.
Our Democracy Just Got Demoted
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) Investigating voter fraud, 2) The U.S. falls prey to the "democracy recession," and 3) The Department of Defense joins the rogue ranks on Twitter.
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) President Trump backs off from his deportation promise, 2) State lawmakers tee up measures to criminalize protesting, and 3) Primates face an existential crisis.
"Act Normal or Go Away"
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) U.S. ethics lawyers are suing President Donald Trump, 2) The Dutch prime minister's message to immigrants & xenophobes alike, and 3) Gambia's former president's curious U-Haul.
Here We Go
Mike Pesca with three things about the new President: 1) He is being investigated!; 2) He is violating conflict-of-interest laws!; 3) He has created some new jobs already! Or maybe not.
So That's What the Energy Department Does!
Mike Pesca with three things: 1) Steve Mnuchin faces the Senate; 2) Rick Perry finally discovers what the Energy Department does; 3) A video store adapts to the modern age.
Grizzly Bear High School
Mike Pesca with three things: 1) People hate Obamacare, or they want a lot more of it; 2) Betsy DeVos is afraid of bears; 3) An update from Gambia.
The End of Men
Mike Pesca with Three Things: 1) The decline of men in the workplace; 2) Putin calls the dossier a fake; 3) A seafood restaurant realizes nobody listens to techno.
Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz issues a warning to an ethics watchdog, 2) South Dakota's hands-off bill fails, and 3) Whitefish, Montana won't host a Nazi parade.
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) Russia balks over U.S. forces in the Baltic region, 2) Lebanon's transportation minister declares a foul emergency, and 3) A former British intelligence officer goes off the grid.
Mike Pesca with three things: 1) Trump's very eventful press conference; 2) Rex Tillerson faces the Senate; 3) Chinese elevator news, because we needed a less serious story.
Is Meryl Streep Overrated? An Investigation
Mike Pesca with three things: 1) Jeff Sessions faces a light congressional grilling; 2) A VW executive takes an ill-considered vacation; 3) Fact-checking Magic Meryl
Republicans and Ethics, Round 2
Chris Berube with three things: 1) Trump's nominees are not ethically vetted; 2) 2016 was a very deadly year for journalists; 3) Why Bulgarian public radio is bad right now.
Mike Pesca with three things: 1) Scotland postpones referendum plans; 2) How deadly are peanuts, exactly?; 3) The grossest story about beef jerky ever.
Peanut Babies Edition
Chris Berube with three things: 1) Science says you should feed your toddler peanuts; 2) A record-breaking tuna auction highlights overfishing; 3) No, "They Live" is not an alt-right allegory.
Not Here to Make Friends
Chris Berube with two things you need to know, one you don't: 1) The fate of Obamacare; 2) China mixes Uber with 1984; 3) Omarosa joins the White House.
You Can Own a Town
Chris Berube with today's three things: 1) Gutting and ungutting the Congressional watchdog; 2) Update on the Syrian ceasefire; 3) A useless Canadian village goes up for sale.
Mike Pesca has today's three things: Venezuela and India are having trouble swapping out defunct currency, and one U.K. paper is bullish on Legos.
Just the Fox, M'am
Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) The presidential election was a boon to cable news, especially Fox News' primetime viewership, 2) Don't call it vegetarian schnitzel, and 3) An Australian beach bans beer after one too many shark alarms.
End Corruption With One Simple Trick
Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) A North Korea defector has discomfiting news, 2) Nigeria's anti-corruption trick, and 3) Insult the president of Turkey at your own risk.
Mike Pesca with three things: 1) Trump isn't done appointing billionaires to his administration; 2) Is Google doing enough to fight Holocaust deniers?; 3) No, John Bolton's mustache is not statesmanlike.
Adios, Bathroom Bill
Mike Pesca with three things: 1) North Carolina considers repealing the bathroom bill; 2) Obama makes a decision on Arctic drilling; 3) What year is it in Saudi Arabia?
What Joan Baez and Tupac Have in Common
Mike Pesca with three things: 1) The eclectic class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; 2) Trump loves Nixon, apparently; 3) NBA stars lose their trampoline privileges.
Sexy Beach Edition
Chris Berube has today's three things: 1) Venezuela realizes dumping their most common currency note wasn't a great idea; 2) The electoral college gathers to pick the new president; 3) That's Ambassador Pitbull, thank you very much.
Mike Pesca has today's three things: 1) Hillary Clinton points a finger at Vladimir Putin's grudge, 2) A vocabulary lesson, and 3) Someone rescued baby Jesus and the police are not amused.
She's Here For the DNA Three-Way
Mike Pesca has today's three things: 1) A successful birth after an ovarian-tissue transplant, 2) The U.K. approves babies from three DNA-parents, and 3) Kokomo lifts its ban on pinball.
She Puts Her Leather Pants on One Leg At a Time
Mike Pesca has today's three things: 1) Scientists rush to save climate data, 2) Philippines Rodrigo Duterte boasts of his kills, and 3) Trousergate in Great Britain.
Spice Up That Daily Briefing
Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) Rex Tillerson has been picked by President-elect Trump for secretary of state, 2) Why Trump might be bored by his not-so-daily briefings, and 3) SantaCon may come to a city near you.
Friends Don't Investigate Friends
Mike Pesca, host of The Gist, with today's three things: 1) U.S. senators plan a probe, 2) Twitter rescinds ban on white supremacist Richard Spencer, and 3) Seeking an emoji-translator.
Puppygate Feels Like the Right Way to End 2016
Mike Pesca with two things you needs to know, and one you don't: 1) How a puppy took down the South Korean president; 2) Geert Wilders gets a polite scolding for hate speech; 3) Some light Christmas-themed violence.
The Giraffes Are Missing
Mike Pesca with two things you needs to know, and one you don't: 1) The vanishing giraffe population; 2) Paris tries to slow smog; 3) Brazil's bizarre scheme to compensate wronged tourists.
Revanche is a Dish Best Served Cold
Mike Pesca with Two Things You Need to Know and One You Don't: Two stories about Trump's Taiwan call, and scientific confirmation that vinyl sounds better.
Mike Pesca with two things you needs to know, and one you don't: 1) Michael T. Flynn's conspiracy loving son has a transition email address; 2) A Texas elector comes out against Trump; 3) An alt-right TV sketch show meets its end.
Mike Pesca with three things: two stories from the emptying U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, and a fraudulent American embassy is finally closed.
Fête the Rich
Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) Chicago's murder rate, 2) America's rich getting richer, 3) The putting green stays!
A Meaty Selection
Mike Pesca has today's three things: 1) The Eurozone's jobless rate, 2) He created the Bic Mac and all he got was a plaque, and 3) Vegans flip over five pounds.
Rich Guy Edition
Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) The Forbes 500 cabinet, 2) Fiat heir goes on a tear, and 3) The Florida man who faked his own death will pay for the Coast Guard's search & rescue effort.
The Mounk-Foa Theory
Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) The 11 victims of the OSU attack are expected to survive, 2) What the Mounk-Foa formula shows about the U.S., and 3) Do we have another "largest object" category for Guinness?
What You Missed At the Buzkashi Game
Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) Afghanistan's veep kidnapped his rival at a buzkashi game, 2) Protesters denounce the Rasputin of South Korea, 3) Japan has melted an ice rink festooned with dead fish.
A Trump Critic Inside the UN
Mike Pesca with Two Things You Need to Know and One You Don't: Nikki Haley heads to the United Nations, the biggest fear of the Obama Administration, and the real origins of Thanksgiving.
Actually, You Know What, Don't Lock Her Up, It'...
Mike Pesca with Two Things You Need to Know and One You Don't: Trump vs. the media, Hillary's off the hook, and turmoil in the world of US soccer.
Trump's Big Plans
Mike Pesca with Two Things You Need to Know and One You Don't: Donald Trump's plans for the civil service, infrastructure, and the inauguration.
Who You Calling Abusive?
The Gist host Mike Pesca with your three things: President-elect Donald Trump's picks for national security adviser and attorney general, and a dogged poop-scooper in Pennsylvania.
The Teutonic Edition
Three things spotted by Mike Pesca, host of The Gist: 1) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conditional comments to President-elect Donald Trump, 2) Austria's run-off presidential election, and 3) Cracking down on fake diplomas.
Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) President Obama gives President-elect Trump room to act normally, 2) Rudy Giuliani's questionable endorsements, and 3) Tony Romo concedes the job of quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
The Emoluments Clause
Mike Pesca has three things you should know: 1) the word 'emolument,' 2) the trouble with blind trusts, and 3) while we do a post-mortem on presidential election polls, the Pols are doing a post-mortem on their former president.
Mike Pesca and Three Things You Should Know
1) Of course Steve Bannon was named as a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, 2) On Obamacare changes, listen to how Republicans talk about community rates, and 3) A California law has consequences on your IMDB-assisted sleuthing.
New 90 Seconds with Slate Coming November 14th!
New 90 Seconds with Slate Coming November 14th!
Lives That Matter
Jamelle Bouie talks about why SNL’s Black Jeopardy sketch, with Tom Hanks as Doug the Trump supporter, is a potent commentary on race in America.
Dan Kois on Willa Paskin on Alec Baldwin on Donald Trump
The Phone Explosion
Will Oremus on the unsustainable hype cycle of the smartphone industry.
The Man Who Skewed the Poll
Osita Nwavenu on the one man whose absence from a Trump-friendly Los Angeles Times poll gave Hillary Clinton the lead. At least for this week.
A Troublesome Selfie
Christina Cauterucci discusses the case against an Iowa teen who may be facing child pornography charges for texting a non-sexual, non-nude selfie to her friend.
Ben Mathis-Lilley on the anniversary of the worst political tweet ever tweeted
America Isn't Actually Going Downhill
Slate's Jacob Weisberg on how Hillary could seize a sunny message.
Who Actually Writes Music Memoirs?
Springsteen wrote his. Slate's Jack Hamilton on who else actually set words to paper.
The Joy of Jose Fernandez and Arnold Palmer
Hang Up and Listen's Stefan Fatsis on what connected the two athletes.
How to Beat Trump in a Debate
Jim Newell on the three things Hillary Clinton must do to defeat Donald Trump in their first debate.
Slate News Director Allison Benedikt on the breakup of America's parents.
Amnio Made Easier
Christina Cauterucci on developments that could have completely changed the plot of Bridget Jones' Baby.
Panic in Washington
A fan of the Washington Football Team on DC football despair.
Is It Time to Panic?
Slate's politics writer Jim Newell on the polls' Trump bump.
On the Trump Charities Beat
Slate's politics editor Tommy Craggs on a reporter at the Washington Post who's owning a story.
Aisha Harris, Slate writer and Donald Glover lover, previews the new FX show "Atlanta."
Apple's Big Press Event
Slate's Jacob Brogan on the awesome and dumb announcements made by the company that owns us all.
Your September Streaming Video Guide
Slate's Dan Kois on the best movies new to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.
Company Wellness Programs Are Baloney
Slate's L.V. Anderson on how they shift costs to employees.
Mark Joseph Stern on a new study suggesting giving dolls to high schoolers doesn't actually reduce teen pregnancy.
The Longest Bruce Springsteen Concert Ever
Laura Bennett on an epic night in New Jersey.
Break in Case of Emergency
Dan Kois talks with Jessica Winter about writing about money in her new novel.
What's the Best Thing About Kubo and the Two St...
Dana Stevens and Dan Kois debate the new Laika animated movie.