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Dear Prudence Live Chat

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT2017-11-20T17:00:00Z

Need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? Ask Dear Prudence! Mallory Ortberg takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. Please keep your questions succinct (recommended max. length is around 150 words). Submit your questions or responses to previous questions below:

Mallory Ortberg


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The End of German Stability

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:39:22 GMT2017-11-20T16:39:22Z

It is astounding how quickly politics has descended into chaos on both sides of the Atlantic.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the media in the early hours Monday in Berlin, after preliminary coalition talks collapsed following the withdrawal of the Free Democratic Party.


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A People Without Refuge

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT2017-11-20T14:00:00Z

JAMMU, India—It is a Friday morning, quiet before the afternoon prayer. A few boys linger at one of the tea shops at Jammu’s Rohingya bazaar, engrossed in the infallible seduction tricks of a Bollywood hero. Next door, sweet and bitter gourds are heaped alongside rows of fresh cucumbers and radishes, mounds of onions and dried garlic. A mannequin wearing a burqa decorated with flowers looks on. If there is any sign of animation at all, it is at the fish shop across the street—ice boxes are opened one after another, the freshest-looking catches held up for inspection, and still some more dug out of the melting cubes to entice even the most hesitant customer. Some, easily won over by the fishmonger’s routine, also stop for dried fish cured with salt—silver slivers that will come to life in watery curries for the weekly holiday.

At tea stalls in the bazaar, most Rohingya prefer to have tea with condensed milk and fried dough balls, fried flat bread, or samosas stuffed with chickpeas and noodles.


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Flip or Flop?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:55:00 GMT2017-11-20T10:55:00Z

In a new piece for the Cook Political Report called “A Wave Is a Comin’,” Amy Walter—the nonpartisan political newsletter’s national editor—writes that political junkies might be making a version of the same mistake many of us made in 2016. Last year, we doubted Donald Trump had any chance to win the presidency; this time, we might be underestimating the odds of a giant Democratic “wave” that causes Republicans to lose the House.

Supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam celebrate as results start to come in at Northam’s election night rally in Fairfax, Virginia, on Nov. 7.


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The Occupation of Alcatraz

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:01:00 GMT2017-11-20T05:01:00Z

On this day in 1969, a group of Native American activists began a 19-month occupation of Alcatraz island in the San Francisco Bay. You may use the comment thread on this page to examine the history of Native American and First Nations land claims, or to pursue other points of off-topic, freewheeling discourse.


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How Does a Drag Queen Work?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:00:00 GMT2017-11-19T19:00:00Z

This season on Working, we’re taking a look at some LGBTQ-specific jobs.

Miz Cracker


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The Best of Slate Podcasts

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:08:54 GMT2017-11-18T14:08:54Z

In this edition of our members-only podcast digest, listen to the best segments of the week:

Adrian Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates in the end zone after a 27-yard rushing touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 15 in Glendale, Arizona.


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Investors in the Panama Trump Tower Included a Notorious Criminal Who Laundered Drug Money

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:48:04 GMT2017-11-18T00:48:04Z

Donald Trump has made little effort to hide the fact that, as president, he continues to profit off the dozens of properties either that he owns or that bear his name. According to a new report by the anti-corruption organization Global Witness, some of those profits may include money that was laundered by Colombian drug cartels through a Panama property carrying the Trump brand.

The Trump Ocean Club building in the Panama Pacific neighborhood of Panama City.


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At Home With Gilbert Gottfried

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:08:33 GMT2017-11-18T00:08:33Z

Listen to Episode 873 of Slate’s The Gist:

Dara Kravitz Gottfried, Gilbert Gottfried, and Neil Berkeley on April 25 in New York City.


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