Testing the emoluments clause in court: On Monday, an ethics watchdog filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump for his financial ties to foreign governments. Mark Joseph Stern argues that the suit is a risky gambit but one that should hearten liberals even if it fails.
How to count jobs: Donald Trump thinks the unemployment rate is a “fiction,” and he’s not entirely wrong. Jordan Weissmann offers a more meaningful stat for the president to use, if he’s actually interested in talking about the labor market.
Wish we could turn back time: Slate music critic Carl Wilson explains how Twenty One Pilots, America’s biggest new rock band, won over angst-ridden teens in the age of Trump.
Oscars not quite so white: The academy nominated more black artists this year than ever before. Even better, writes Aisha Harris, it recognized that not all black stories are about slavery or oppression.
For fun: How long would a liberal have to cry to fill a coffee mug with tears?
Now we’re stressed out,