I Don’t Think I Can Follow the Most Important Rule of Sex

How to Do It, Slate’s sex advice column, now has its very own podcast featuring Stoya and Rich. Twice a week, they’ll tackle their most eye-popping questions yet in your earphones. The second episode each week and this transcript are available exclusively to Slate Plus members. For a limited time, become a member now and get $25 off your first year.
Have a question? Send it to Stoya and Rich here.

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I Don’t Think I Can Follow the Most Important Rule of Sex

How to Do It, Slate’s sex advice column, now has its very own podcast featuring Stoya and Rich. Twice a week, they’ll tackle their most eye-popping questions yet in your earphones. The second episode each week and this transcript are available exclusively to Slate Plus members. For a limited time, become a member now and get $25 off your first year.
Have a question? Send it to Stoya and Rich here.

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I Don’t Think I Can Follow the Most Important Rule of Sex

How to Do It, Slate’s sex advice column, now has its very own podcast featuring Stoya and Rich. Twice a week, they’ll tackle their most eye-popping questions yet in your earphones. The second episode each week and this transcript are available exclusively to Slate Plus members. For a limited time, become a member now and get $25 off your first year.
Have a question? Send it to Stoya and Rich here.

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Will Merrick Garland Put Steve Bannon in Jail?

On his last day in office, Donald Trump pardoned his adviser Steve Bannon for having committed the crime of fraud. In 2018 and 2019, Bannon defrauded donors to a private fundraising campaign to build a wall at the Mexican border called We Build the Wall. It took less than 10 months from the pardon for Bannon to be caught breaking the law again: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection announced on Thursday that Bannon has illegally defied its subpoena and will be referred to the Department of Justice for criminal contempt.

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Will Merrick Garland Put Steve Bannon in Jail?

On his last day in office, Donald Trump pardoned his adviser Steve Bannon for having committed the crime of fraud. In 2018 and 2019, Bannon defrauded donors to a private fundraising campaign to build a wall at the Mexican border called We Build the Wall. It took less than 10 months from the pardon for Bannon to be caught breaking the law again: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection announced on Thursday that Bannon has illegally defied its subpoena and will be referred to the Department of Justice for criminal contempt.

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“Doing What an Angry 3-Year-Old Would Do” Is the Only Remaining Republican Principle

Republican politicians have long been willing to set aside certain conservative principles for the good of the in-group. Their concerns about deficits don’t apply when the deficits are created by upper-bracket tax cuts, while their concerns about government spending don’t apply to spending directed to contractors, like those in the defense industry, that often hire former Republican officeholders.
The MAGA era, though, has accelerated the abandonment of Actual Conservatism to the point that there is almost none of it left animating the party’s decisions.

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“Doing What an Angry 3-Year-Old Would Do” Is the Only Remaining Republican Principle

Republican politicians have long been willing to set aside certain conservative principles for the good of the in-group. Their concerns about deficits don’t apply when the deficits are created by upper-bracket tax cuts, while their concerns about government spending don’t apply to spending directed to contractors, like those in the defense industry, that often hire former Republican officeholders.
The MAGA era, though, has accelerated the abandonment of Actual Conservatism to the point that there is almost none of it left animating the party’s decisions.

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“Doing What an Angry 3-Year-Old Would Do” Is the Only Remaining Republican Principle

Republican politicians have long been willing to set aside certain conservative principles for the good of the in-group. Their concerns about deficits don’t apply when the deficits are created by upper-bracket tax cuts, while their concerns about government spending don’t apply to spending directed to contractors, like those in the defense industry, that often hire former Republican officeholders.
The MAGA era, though, has accelerated the abandonment of Actual Conservatism to the point that there is almost none of it left animating the party’s decisions.

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Yale Law School’s Free Speech Blunder Bolsters the Federalist Society’s Victim Mentality

The debate over free speech on campus erupted again on Wednesday with the publication of a Washington Free Beacon article alleging that Yale Law School retaliated against a conservative student’s speech. The school pressured the student, a Federalist Society member, into apologizing for an email deemed racist by multiple classmates, according to the Free Beacon’s Aaron Sibarium. The story drew widespread scorn from the right: Sen. Tom Cotton described Yale’s alleged conduct as “insanity,” a sentiment shared by fellow critics of contemporary higher education in the U.S.

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The DHS Office That Found “No Major Incidents” on Jan. 6 Needs to Be Disbanded

The Department of Homeland Security recently made public a January internal review of its open source intelligence work in Portland, Oregon, during the summer of 2020. The report might be the most damning review of government work in memory.

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