TRUMP'S “POCAHONTAS” MOCKERY OF ELIZABETH WARREN IS RACIST. BUT IT ALSO REVEALS SOMETHING PROFOUND ABOUT HIS MISOGYNY

Trump's sneering “Pocahontas” nickname for Elizabeth Warren is more than just a mind-bendingly racist accusation of dishonesty with...

THE MOST UNPREDICTABLE THING IN WILDLIFE IS CARRIE MULLIGAN

No one looks their age in Wildlife , the new 1960s-set coming-of-age drama that marks Paul Dano's directorial debut. Even taking into...

 
 
 

WHY IN THE WORLD IS DEAN HELLER LEADING IN THE POLLS IN NEVADA?

In the past several weeks, most forecasters have lowered Democrats' odds of taking back the Senate. Many red-state Senate polls have...

CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD'S MEMORY OF HER ASSAULT ISN'T A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

In late September, Christine Blasey Ford testified under oath that she was “100 percent” sure that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted...

 
 
 

DOES CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN I SHOULDN'T HAVE KIDS?

Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding slate.com or post it...

STEAK KNIVES, BABY MONITORS, SOUS VIDE MACHINES: THIS WEEK'S BEST WIRECUTTER DEALS

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EXCLUSIVE: WATCH CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND'S SPUNKY NEW THEME SONG FOR THE FINAL SEASON

The first season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend explained the show's entire premise in its animated opening title sequence , with protagonist...

IN DEFENSE OF SOYLENT GREEN INVENTOR HENRY C. SANTINI

On October 16, 2018, Popular Mechanics published a deeply weird tribute to mercurial industrialist Elon Musk , in which a carefully-curated...

 
 
 

TRUMP COMPARES CRITICISM OF SAUDI ARABIA FOR APPARENT MURDER OF A JOURNALIST TO THAT OF BRETT KAVANAUGH, NOW A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

Here's a quick heat check: on Tuesday, President Trump gave an interview to the Associated Press where he pushed back at the growing...

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A FUNNY PLACE

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TRUMP SAYS THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS THE “BIGGEST THREAT” TO HIS PRESIDENCY. SO WHY HASN'T HE DONE ANYTHING ABOUT IT?

Donald Trump's feud with the Federal Reserve is getting more heated and bizarre by the week. Last we left this saga, the president...

REPUBLICANS AREN'T RUNNING ON TAXES ANYMORE. THEY'RE RUNNING ON BIGOTRY

“The tax bill is part of a bigger theme that we're going to call The Great American comeback,” said Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, chairman...

 
 
 

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION'S NEW, SECRETIVE CLERKSHIP BOOT CAMP IS GOING TO FURTHER TRUMPIFY THE COURTS

Are you an attorney who has accepted a clerkship with a federal judge in 2019? Congratulations! The Heritage Foundation has a program...

CDC CONFIRMS SURGE IN CASES OF POLIO-LIKE DISEASE MOSTLY AFFECTING CHILDREN

A rare, polio-like disease is emerging in almost half of the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

 
 
 

VULNERABLE REPUBLICANS EMBRACE PARTY'S BELOVED B.S. AND JINGOISM STRATEGIES IN CLOSING DAYS OF CAMPAIGN

As you may have seen, somewhere between many and a ton of Republican candidates are in danger of losing their House, Senate, and gubernatorial...

HISTORY WILL JUDGE JOHN ROBERTS IF HIS COURT'S STEADY STREAM OF 5-4 PRO-GOP DECISIONS CONTINUES

As Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his seat on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts's job just got harder. Roberts, who claims...

 
 
 

GET OVER THE NOTCH

Ever since Apple debuted the iPhone X, notches have been the bête noire of our ever-cooler, ever-bigger smartphones. Apple wasn't the...

ELIZABETH WARREN HAS SET A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT

On May 26, 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump tweeted , “I find it offensive that Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas,...

 
 
 

CANADA IS LEGALIZING WEED THIS WEEK. BUT WILL THERE BE ENOUGH BUD TO MEET DEMAND?

Recreational marijuana sales are set to begin in Canada on Wednesday, which will officially make our northern neighbor the world's...

A “BANANA CAKE” WITH A DARK SECRET

What looks like a banana cake, tastes like a banana cake, has the same ingredient list as a banana cake-but comes out lighter and bouncier,...

 
 
 



Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Melania Trump's Philadelphia-bound plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning after a “mechanical issue” caused smoke to waft though the cabin... Read more ...

Pakistan Executes 'Serial Killer' Who Raped And Murdered 7-Year-Old Zainab...

Pakistan Executes 'Serial Killer' Who Raped And Murdered 7-Year-Old Zainab Ansari

Zainab's death triggered rioting in Pakistan and was reported throughout the world. Her murderer, Mohammad Imran, was reportedly hanged in the presence of Zainab's father. Read more ...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at football practice

"This young man was where he needed to be. He was doing what he loved, he was doing what was tied to his passion, which was playing football." Read more ...

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday... Read more ...

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canadian leaders say the goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system. Read more ...

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

The Boston Red Sox take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Read more ...

Shad Khan drops bid to buy Wembley Stadium amid opposition

Shad Khan drops bid to buy Wembley Stadium amid opposition

LONDON - The English Football Association has dropped its plans to sell Wembley Stadium after American sports magnate Shad Khan withdrew his offer amid opposition. Read more ...

20 lottery winners who lost every penny

20 lottery winners who lost every penny

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record high $868 million after nobody won on Tuesday. While it may be tempting, buying a lottery ticket is almost certainly not worth... Read more ...

Bills name veteran QB Anderson to start in place of Allen

Bills name veteran QB Anderson to start in place of Allen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills are turning to newly signed veteran quarterback Derek Anderson to fill in for injured rookie starter Josh Allen. Read more ...

Musk to buy $20 million worth of Tesla stock

Musk to buy $20 million worth of Tesla stock

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk will purchase company stock worth $20 million in the next open trading session, the electric carmaker said in a filing on Wednesday. The... Read more ...