David Plotz, Slate

David Plotz


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Past articles by David:

What does Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have to do with an attack on Washington, D.C?

The star basketball player became enthralled with the Hanafi Movement, a group that later committed a terrorist attack on Washington, D.C. → Read More

Why Tracy Flick—and Hillary Clinton—Can’t Win

In Tracy Flick Can’t Win, Tom Perrotta resurrects his most ambitious character. → Read More

Why We Need to Look at Horrible Things

In author Mat Johnson’s new book, Invisible Things polarized politics and mass denial make their way to outer space. → Read More

Kansas Voters Came Out in Force For Abortion Rights

Recriminalizing abortion is not popular with voters. → Read More

What Can the World Do to Stop Russia?

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Curing a Heartbreak With Science

Waiting years before starting a new relationship just isn’t practical. → Read More

What We Keep Missing in the Debate About Returning to “Normal”

Some practical considerations. → Read More

The Capitol Riots Were Trump’s Fantasy Becoming Reality

The Republican Party has apparently stopped caring about the truth. → Read More

What Do the Georgia Senate Victories Mean for Joe Biden’s Legislative Agenda?

Progressive moves like D.C. statehood aren’t going to be easy. → Read More

Three Things America Must Do Immediately to Prevent More Cybersecurity Attacks

We have to make defending against hacks a priority. → Read More

Now Streaming: Political Gabfest 15th Anniversary Live Show

Join hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz as they discuss 15 years of Slate’s politics podcast. → Read More

Restrictions May Not Apply

Churches and bike shops are not the same, COVID-wise. → Read More

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama’s Greatest Weakness

And why Trump’s impact on America will last much longer. → Read More

Does Trump Really Think His Election Legal Challenges Have a Prayer of Working?

Think of it as a therapeutic exit ramp. → Read More

Why Were the Polls So Wrong?

“We need to have more ways of understanding the electorate, because this one is insufficient.” → Read More

What Might Happen if a President Joe Biden Faces a Republican Senate

Biden’s strategy could depend on which voters get him to the White House. → Read More

What Might Happen If a President Biden Faces a Republican Senate

Biden’s strategy could depend on which voters get him to the White House. → Read More

Will Donald Trump’s COVID Diagnosis Change His Election Prospects?

The Supreme Court vacancy is no longer Topic 1. → Read More

The Most Shocking Moments of the First Presidential Debate

In Tuesday’s debate, Donald Trump was more animated about a groundless conspiracy theory involving Hunter Biden than he was about any other issue. → Read More

The Catastrophes Keep Coming

The Political Gabfest live for the Texas Tribune Festival. → Read More