Susan Matthews, Slate

Susan Matthews


Charlottesville, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Susan:

When a “Liberal Lion” Is Also Your Harasser

A former clerk testified before Congress about the abuse she says she suffered working for Judge Stephen Reinhardt. → Read More

Everything Is Endangered

Lightbulbs, car emission standards, the Endangered Species Act, the Tongass National Forest. → Read More

Why Couldn’t I Make Myself Like Kirsten Gillibrand?

She could have been a contender. → Read More

Anger Is What Kills People

And Trump keeps provoking it. → Read More

The #MeToo Case That Gave Me Hope

A class-action suit against Dartmouth changed the way I think about punishment for perpetrators → Read More

E. Jean Carroll’s Stunning Accusation Forced Me to Remember Who Trump Used to Be

For a while, he was in on the joke. → Read More

The AOC–Liz Cheney “Concentration Camp” Fight Might Just Be a Distraction

This episode hasn’t just been a fight over words. → Read More

We’re Finally Starting to Realize the End of the Earth Means the End of Us

Our Planet is unwatchable. The latest U.N. climate change report is unreadable. We’re slowly getting it anyway. → Read More

Why You Don’t Need to Worry About That New Drug-Resistant Super Fungus

You’d probably be an outlier not to feel a least a bit alarmed after reading through all of this. → Read More

Is Therapy Only for People With “Real” Problems?

Pretty much everyone should be in therapy, probably. → Read More

We Don’t Actually Know What’s Going to Happen to Clouds

A mind-melting study showcases the terrifying limits of what we can and can’t know about the Earth. → Read More

Can David Wallace-Wells Scare Us Into Addressing Climate Change?

Let's hope so! → Read More

It’s About to Be Very Cold, So the President Tweeted Something Dumb (and Mean) About Climate Change

Do we have to do this again? → Read More

A Deranged Superfan’s Guide to Making Monopoly Fun

It’s clear to me that this is not many people’s idea of a great time. → Read More

Investigation at Yale Law School

Allegations of misconduct. A faculty power couple. A clerkship process run amok. What is going on at the top law school in the country? → Read More

Christine Blasey Ford’s Request for an FBI Investigation Makes Perfect Sense

That Republicans are unwilling to grant it shows how completely they diminish sexual violence. → Read More

You Don’t Need to Worry About Monsanto’s Weed Killer in Your Breakfast Cereal

A questionable new report would worry any human who likes carbs in the morning, but there’s really no reason for alarm. → Read More

Even Trump Can’t Take Away the Majesty of the Interior Department’s Instagram

The agency still posts images of national splendor as though nothing in our country has changed—and I’m fine with it. → Read More

Quitting Bottled Water Is Environmentalism 101. So Why Can’t I Stop Buying Seltzer?

Giving up life’s small luxuries is incredibly difficult. → Read More

Kim Kardashian Is Right: You Shouldn’t Call Kanye “Crazy” for Going Full MAGA

Grandiose narcissists have a penchant for fascism. → Read More