Daily news updates from across the Slate Podcast network.
Amicus: Donald Trump's John Gotti Moment
Sidney Powell could be the former President’s “Sammy the Bull”, but that won’t necessarily protect democracy.
What Next TBD: Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard ...
After a fight with regulators, Microsoft officially owns Activision Blizzard, the studio behind Call of Duty. Will gamers pay the price?
Political Gabfest: Still No House Speaker
Slate Money: The Cable Sports Apocalypse
What Next TBD: Inside Hamas' Social Media Strategy
Since war broke out, Hamas has been using social media to spread its message in ways we’ve never seen.
What Next: Biden to Israel; Bombs to Gaza
America’s credibility in the region, even among allies, is faltering.
What Next: Bob Menendez: Secret Foreign Agent?
Gold bars, cash, and a Mercedes—and yet the case against the New Jersey senator has gotten still stranger.
What Next: Does Trump’s Violent Rhetoric Matter?
Following his indictments, the number of Americans who agree that force is justified to restore Trump to office rose, according to researchers.
What Next: Israel’s New Wartime Government
How the strategy emerging from the newly formed coalition government differs from past conflicts.
A Word: Cruel and Usual Punishment
Is better data the way to make American prisons humane?
The Waves: The Case For Taking A Sabbatical
Because sometimes the grind demands a hard reset.
The Waves: The Golden Bachelor Recap: - Gerry’s...
The waterworks can’t stop-won’t stop.
Amicus: Justice Samuel Alito Got Out Of Bed on ...
SCOTUS turned into a trial court this week as conservatives sought to refute evidence of a racial gerrymander in South Carolina
Political Gabfest: Gaza War
Hamas attacks Israel, Israel retaliates against Gaza, and the war impacts geopolitics; despite winning the Republican run-off, Steve Scalise faces an uphill battle to become Speaker of the House.
What Next TBD: The $30,000 Zelle Scam
What can you do when you lose $30,000 to a Zelle scammer?
Slate Money: SBF (Sweaters, Birkenstock, FTX)
The Sam Bankman-Fried trial got a little wild this week.
What Next TBD: The Israel-Hamas War Instantly B...
The global town square is in ruins. Where do we go from here?
What Next: Could Student Debt Relief Still Happen?
The Supreme Court closed a door, so Biden’s looking for a window.
What Next: A Bipartisan Border Wall?
Even though President Biden says walls don’t work, the White House announced another 20 miles will be built along the Rio Grande.
What Next: Where Israel Vs Hamas Is Heading
A surprise attack caught Netanyahu off-guard. The fallout could reshape the entire Mideast.
A Word: Black Grief, White Grievance
Why white feelings often seem to matter more than Black lives.
The Waves: Female CEOs Can’t Save Us
Manipulative and toxic bosses are even more insidious when they’re women using feminism as a shield.
What Next TBD: The Man Who Turned You Into Data
How Hank Asher created the systems that track everything about you.
Slate Money: Is Ozempic Eating Into Snack Profits?
Amicus: Senator Elizabeth Warren is Deeply Worr...
Government is in the crosshairs this Supreme Court term. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s argument for saving the administrative state is also a closing argument in defense of democracy.