Ben Mathis-Lilley

News blogger and occasional politics/sports columnist/feature writer for Slate.com

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Some Advice to Robert Mueller on How to Finish That Big Writing Assignment
March, 21 2019
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The Frog Has Been Fully Boiled
March, 20 2019
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It Doesn’t Sound Like Mayor Pete Is Really a Phish Fan, Guys
March, 20 2019
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Trump Has Retweeted at Least Four White Nationalist Accounts That Were Later Suspended
March, 18 2019
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The New Zealand Shooter’s Idea of War Between Islam and “the West” Wouldn’t Be Out of Place in the Trump Administration
March, 15 2019
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Who Said It: Beto O’Rourke or Phish Frontman Trey Anastasio?
March, 14 2019
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“Mayor Pete” Buttigieg Is Having a Moment in the 2020 Primary. Here’s Why!
March, 13 2019
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Donald Trump Jr. Responds to “Rich Parents Getting Their Kids Into College” Scandal With Least Self-Aware Tweet in History
March, 12 2019
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A Trump Super PAC That Did Nothing but Post Memes Paid Its Director $42,000 for “Travel” Expenses
March, 11 2019
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Trump Rolls Out New Explanation for Calling Tim Cook “Tim Apple,” Which Contradicts His First Explanation
March, 11 2019
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Alan Dershowitz Replied All to the Entire Media Again to Defend Paul Manafort’s Lenient Sentence for Fraud
March, 8 2019
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Democrats Are Apparently Really OK With the Idea of Having a President Who’s Wicked Old
March, 7 2019
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Apparently Trump’s Sons Own a “Shooting Preserve,” Which Sounds Like a Good Place to Be Murdered
March, 6 2019
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It’s Upsetting to Me That the President Wouldn’t Care if I Got Kidnapped and Murdered by a Foreign Death Squad
March, 5 2019
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Alan Dershowitz Replied-All to the Entire Media to Claim Trump Didn’t Commit a Campaign Finance Crime
March, 1 2019
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Michael Cohen’s Claims About Trump and Russia Are Either Currently Unprovable or Inconsistent With Other Evidence
February, 27 2019
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Sixty Percent of Americans Think Reporters Get Paid by Their Sources, Which Means I’ve Been Doing Journalism Wrong
February, 26 2019
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Michael Cohen Will Testify That Trump Committed Crimes as President, But No One Knows, Like, Which Crimes
February, 26 2019
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Elizabeth Warren’s “No Access for Wealthy Donors” Policy Is a Clever Spin on Her Total Lack of Appeal to Wealthy Donors
February, 25 2019
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It’s Plausible Mueller Will Drop the Biggest Bombshell Ever. It’s Also Plausible He’ll Do Nothing.
February, 21 2019
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We’re in for a Year-Plus of “Pragmatic” Democrats Overdoing Blue-Collar Signifiers and Making Fun of Hippies, Aren’t We
February, 20 2019
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Nation Again Torn Between Freaking Out Over Bad Trump Idea or Staying Calm Because He’ll Be Too Lazy to See It Through
February, 14 2019
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Robert Mueller Might Be Wrapping Things Up. Has He Proved a Conspiracy Between Trump and Russia?
February, 14 2019
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An Interview With Annie Kuster, the Democratic Congresswoman Who Raised the Roof at the State of the Union
February, 7 2019
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Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Reportedly Called His Accuser a “Bitch,” and Its Attorney General Also Wore Blackface
February, 6 2019
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The End of Trump’s State of the Union Was Just Really, Hilariously Poorly Written
February, 6 2019
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Trump Line About Female Employment Co-opted by Democratic Women Who Took All the Jobs in Congress From Republican Men
February, 5 2019
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Why You’re Not Hearing That Ralph Northam Was Smeared by His Enemies and Destroyed by Social Media Polarization
February, 5 2019
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The Insanely Low-Scoring, Incompetent Super Bowl Was an Inspiring Homage to College Football
February, 4 2019
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The Knicks’ Fandom-Murdering Kristaps Porzingis Trade Is the Nadir of Sports’ Moneyball Era
February, 1 2019
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Howard Schultz Is Pitching Himself as a Modern Herbert Hoover, Which Did Not Go Great the First Time
January, 31 2019
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Damn, It’s Cold!
January, 30 2019
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New Michigan Poll Indicates Democrats Could Beat Trump by Nominating Whomever the Heck They Want
January, 30 2019
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A Patriots Fan on What It’s Like When You Win All the Time and Everyone Hates You
January, 29 2019
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If Howard Schultz Really Wants to Make a Difference In America, He Should Run for President as a Republican
January, 28 2019
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Mueller’s Indictment of Roger Stone Is Another Suggestive But Incomplete Tease at a Collusion Case
January, 25 2019
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Facebook and Google Need to Start Paying Journalists What They Owe Us
January, 24 2019
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The MAGA Teen Story Isn’t a Distraction From Real Problems. It Is the Essence of Our Real Problems.
January, 23 2019
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It Took Trump’s Representatives Fourteen Hours to Deny That He Told Michael Cohen to Lie to Congress
January, 18 2019
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Return of the Impeach-O-Meter: Wow, So This Really Might Happen After All
January, 18 2019
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Beto O’Rourke’s Beatnik Road Trip Through the Southwest Is Good for America
January, 17 2019
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Two Republican Congressmen Met With a Holocaust Denier About DNA “Research”
January, 17 2019
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It Looks Like Colossally Insensitive Michigan State President John Engler Is Finally Going to Lose His Job
January, 16 2019
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Credit Where It’s Due: Democratic Leaders Have Not Caved Like a Bunch of Weenies on the Border Wall
January, 15 2019
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Did Elizabeth Warren “Sell Out” to Powerful Interests by Opposing a Billionaire-Funded Charter-School Proposal? (No.)
January, 14 2019
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Hope You Like National Parks Feces and Diarrhea Lettuce Because the Shutdown Is Lasting Until at Least Monday
January, 11 2019
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Trump Official Once Complained That Using Condoms “Robs” Women of the “Remarkable Chemicals” in Semen
January, 11 2019
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Business Appears to Be a Dirty, Dirty Word in the Democratic Primary
January, 10 2019
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New GOP Thing Is to Pretend No One Is Talking About a Wall Except Democrats, as if We Are All Idiots With No Memory
January, 10 2019
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Could There Be a Slower Response to an Actual “Invasion” Border Crisis Than Laboriously Building a 1,000-Mile Wall?
January, 9 2019
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