Isaac Chotiner, Slate

Isaac Chotiner


Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Isaac:

Nate Cohn on What Election 2018 Signals About 2020

The New York Times election guru on what happened Tuesday night, and what it signals about 2020. → Read More

The Making of Slow Burn

The team behind Slow Burn discusses its creation. → Read More

Should Jews Separate Anti-Semitism From Politics?

This former Anti-Defamation League chief thinks so—even after Pittsburgh, Charlottesville, and Donald Trump. → Read More

What It’s Like to Work for an Algorithm

The frustration and quasi freedom of being an Uber driver. → Read More

What Mark Zuckerberg Refuses to Do to Fix the Fake News Problem

She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss why the business model of the different social media giants is so dangerous. → Read More

The Yale Professor Who Knows “the Real Reason” Liberals Hate Trump Defends His Op-Ed, the President, and Birtherism

“A lot of people were not born in America. Don’t restrict my freedom to ask questions that are perfectly legitimate.” → Read More

McKinsey’s Saudi Arabia Scandal Exposes the Consulting Industry’s Achilles’ Heel

The company peddles influence without responsibility, says the author of a book about the firm. → Read More

Understanding Reagan in the Era of Trump

Never the smartest guys in the room, the two entertainers turned presidents drastically changed the Republican Party. Do the similarities stop there? → Read More

Lynsey Addario on Her Life as a Photographer in the World’s Most-Dangerous War Zones

The Pulitzer Prize winner on her abduction in Libya and why journalists rely on the American government to speak up for press freedom. → Read More

Why in the World Is Dean Heller Leading in the Polls in Nevada?

A close read of one Senate race Democrats should be winning. → Read More

Why the Elizabeth Warren DNA Story Has United the Right in Anger and Mockery

#NeverTrump conservative David French on why stories about perceived political correctness and race really get Republicans going. → Read More

Is Democracy Necessarily Good?

A new book asks hard questions about the democratic ideal, and the reality. → Read More

What Nate Silver Worries About When Looking at the State of Polling Heading Into 2020

And why he’s not worried about his own model much at all. → Read More

An Exit Interview With Slate Group Chairman Jacob Weisberg

“One of the ways in which Michael Kinsley was radical was that he thought thinking was more important than reporting.” → Read More

Does the Latest Argument Against Campus Identity Politics Hold Up?

A new entry in the debate over whether fragile college kids are to blame for ruining America. → Read More

The New York Times Stands By Its Rod Rosenstein Scoop

Reporter Michael Schmidt talks about his sources—and says that if Rosenstein were joking about recording Trump, reporting it wouldn’t have been so tough. → Read More

Why “Asian American” Is an Insufficient, Alienating Term for So Many Americans

The author of a new memoir on her immigrant experience and race in America. → Read More

Esi Edugyan’s Quest to Understand What It Was Like for a Slave to Become Free

A conversation with the author of the Booker-longlisted Washington Black. → Read More

Why Did the New York Review of Books Publish That Jian Ghomeshi Essay? We Asked the Editor.

“The exact nature of his behavior—how much consent was involved—I have no idea, nor is it really my concern.” → Read More

What the Prison System Did to a Journalist Who Went Undercover as a Guard

Not even a reporter posing as a guard could avoid becoming hardened by the system. → Read More