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The Trump Resistance Will Be Led by Angry Women

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:34:34 GMT2017-01-22T22:34:34Z

On Saturday in Washington, Rhonda Barnes, a 54-year-old wellness coach from Virginia, stood with her 32-year-old daughter, Michelle Mugg, in the endless throng on the mall at the Women’s March on Washington. It was the first political demonstration either had ever attended. Barnes said she’d been a little scared to make the trip into the city—the day before, she’d been alarmed by scenes of smoke-filled clashes between anarchists and police on television—“but I said I’m not going to let that stop me. I’m coming.”


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The Triumphantly Big Tent of the Women’s March on Washington

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:02:01 GMT2017-01-22T20:02:01Z

More than 500,000 demonstrators came out for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, a protest that began with one woman’s Facebook event less than three months ago. In the weeks since the election, the march attracted seasoned organizers and celebrity speakers, and spawned sister marches around the world. It was a grass-roots effort that took on a life of its own, exceeding all turnout projections to become what is surely one of the largest single worldwide events of all time.

Maya, Uzma, and Anum traveled from Baltimore to join the Women’s March on Washington.


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Trump Ramps Up the Narcissism in an Appalling Speech

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:22:42 GMT2017-01-21T22:22:42Z

If you believe President Donald Trump’s rampant narcissism might have hit its peak, take a look at the speech he gave Saturday afternoon before the memorial wall at CIA headquarters in Virginia.

President Donald Trump speaks at the CIA headquarters on Saturday in Langley, Virginia.


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The Xi Loves Me Edition

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:01:00 GMT2017-01-21T07:01:00Z

Listen to Episode No. 141 of Slate Money


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This Is Who He Is

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:43:00 GMT2017-01-21T02:43:00Z

Kellyanne Conway promised Donald Trump’s inaugural address would be self-effacing. “He actually will convey today, I predict, that this is not about him,” she said Friday morning on Fox and Friends. “And that’s a very non-Trumpian thing,” she blurted, inadvertently telling the truth. Hours later, Trump read the whole speech from the teleprompter. Deprived of ad-libs, he used the word “I” only three times.

President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on Friday in Washington.


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A Bet Against Reality

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:15:02 GMT2017-01-21T01:15:02Z

Listen to Episode 663 of Slate’s The Gist:

President Donald Trump stands with first lady Melania Trump at the 58th presidential inauguration in Washington on Friday.


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The Best of Slate Podcasts

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:47:20 GMT2017-01-20T23:47:20Z

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


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All the Anger in America Has Come to Washington, D.C.

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:44:17 GMT2017-01-20T23:44:17Z

When Donald Trump came to Washington, D.C., this week, it was as if he’d brought all the anger in America with him. His triumphant supporters reveled in the pain of liberals; near Chinatown, red-faced white people taunted protesters who were stuck in a pen, screaming “Trump!” and “He’s your president now!” and “Crybabies!” Close to McPherson Square, asshole anarchists burned trashcans, smashed windows, destroyed a limousine, and spray-painted “PIG” across a D.C. National Guard vehicle. The police shot tear gas, and there were at least 95 arrests. At one point a police van tried to head up K Street; it was pelted with water bottles and other objects and sped backward down the street. Throughout the city, there were several fistfights between pro and anti-Trump forces. Apparently the white nationalist Richard Spencer was punched in the face, twice.

A man screams after his camera is knocked out of his hands in downtown Washington D.C.


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