MSNBC Panel MELTS DOWN Over Barrett Nomination
September 27th, 2020 7:48 PM
On Saturday night’s American Voices, MSNBC host Alicia Menendez melted down with Slate senior editor and legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick, civil rights attorney Maya Wiley, and Rewire News Group senior editor Imani Gandy over President Trump nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Stelter: 'List of Potentially Impeachable Conduct Grows...Every Week'
September 17th, 2019 8:14 AM
CNN host Brian Stelter opened Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources with a discussion about the “I” word: “impeachment.” Stelter argued that “President Trump is winning the messaging war about impeachment.” Echoing the talking points Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick made on the show two weeks ago, Stelter claimed that “the list of potentially…
Slate's Lithwick: Trump Performs Impeachable Actions on 'Weekly Basis'
September 2nd, 2019 6:35 PM
On Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter discussed how “writers from both sides of the aisle” have recently weighed in on the concept of “Trump fatigue.” Stelter’s guest for the segment, Slate Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick, definitely had a severe case of “Trump fatigue.” Lithwick talked about how President Trump was making her…
MSNBC Kavanaugh Coverage: 27 Guests, ZERO Conservatives
July 10th, 2018 3:02 PM
On Monday night, MSNBC prime-time shows spent the vast majority of their time discussing President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. Of the 27 guests which appeared over the four-hour block from 8:00 p.m. to midnight ET, not a single conservative was given time to speak about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Slate Writer: ‘The GOP Has Lost Its Last Ethical Moorings’
December 7th, 2017 2:36 PM
Democrats have taken two high-profile casualties this week in the war over sexual misconduct, while Republicans, at least for now, are unscathed. That state of affairs doesn’t sit well with Dahlia Lithwick, who worries about principled Dems putting themselves at a general competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis sleazy GOPers.
Slate Bemoans 'Far Right' Thomas's Former Clerks Fill Trump Admin.
August 3rd, 2017 8:40 PM
Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern hyped in a Wednesday item for Slate that "hard right" Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's "fingerprints are all over" the Trump administration, due to the fact that many of his former clerks now hold "high places" there. Litchwick and Sterm played up that Thomas's "once-fringy ideas are suddenly flourishing,…
Slate: Resentment of Political Correctness Unites Trump, Thomas
August 3rd, 2017 6:01 PM
Clarence Thomas is known for speaking not softly, but rarely, when the Supreme Court holds oral arguments. Nonetheless, he carries a big stick in terms of influence on both the courts and the presidency, warn Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern. Thomas, who in Lithwick and Stern’s words had “spent his career teetering off the right edge of the federal bench,” now “finds…
Media Hypocrisy: Slate Editor in NYT Calls for Overturning Election
December 14th, 2016 8:04 PM
Again showing the hypocrisy of its trumped-up contempt for Donald Trump’s pre-emptive, hypothetical questioning of the election results back when it looked like Hillary Clinton would roll, the New York Times again fosters the fight to keep Trump out of the White House and undemocratically install his Democratic opponent instead. Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor for Slate, coauthored a cri…
Slate Writer: ‘Current Supreme Court Vacancy Is Not Trump’s to Fill’
November 15th, 2016 5:45 PM
Dahlia Lithwick knows her highly focused resistance movement will fail, but she proposed it anyway. In a Monday piece, the Slate legal analyst exhorted Democrats to “obstruct the nomination and seating” of anyone Donald Trump chooses to succeed Antonin Scalia, because “the current Supreme Court vacancy is not Trump’s to fill. This was President Obama’s vacancy and…
Pundit Lauds Bill For Discussing Hillary As an ‘Object of Desire’
July 28th, 2016 2:26 PM
They’re calling it the feel-good romantic hit of the summer, or at least of the Democratic convention. Bill Clinton’s long, granular tribute to Hillary Rodham Clinton had several liberal pundits swooning. Dahlia Lithwick of Slate wrote that it was during this speech that “for the first time…most of us met” Hillary, whom “we have all been following and…
Rolling Stone Writer: NRA ‘Greatest Threat to Our Homeland Security’
June 19th, 2016 6:27 AM
Omar Mateen claimed at various times to be aligned with terrorist groups including ISIS, Hezbollah, and the al-Nusra Front. Tim Dickinson does not consider any of those bloodthirsty outfits “the greatest threat to our homeland security today.” That description, Dickinson argues, best fits the National Rifle Association. “The NRA's unhinged gun advocacy,” he wrote in a…
Slate Writer: Curiel, Garland Targets of GOP’s ‘War On the Judiciary’
June 8th, 2016 6:28 PM
Conservative Paul Ryan and liberal Lithwick agree that Donald Trump’s recent digs at Gonzalo Curiel were racist, but disagree about their significance. Ryan considers the attacks peculiar to Trump, while Lithwick sees them as of a piece with the Republican party’s “wider assault on the judiciary in the Obama era.”
Lithwick even wondered rhetorically, “Do Trump…
Slate Writer: GOP Angry That Evenly Split SCOTUS Can’t ‘Screw’ Obama
April 20th, 2016 8:55 PM
Eight Is Enough was a popular television series in the late 1970s and early ’80s. Dahlia Lithwick hinted in a Saturday article that a show about Republicans’ sour attitude toward the current Supreme Court situation might be called Eight’s Not Enough, with the key role played in absentia by Antonin Scalia.
Lithwick theorized that for Republicans, “the 2016 term was meant…
Slate Writer: Stalled Garland Nomination Result of GOP ‘Insanity Gap’
April 2nd, 2016 12:19 PM
There’s a saying, attributed to Woody Allen, that “showing up is 80 percent of life.” Dahlia Lithwick suggested in a Tuesday piece that showing up might be even more important for Merrick Garland if he wants to become a Supreme Court justice. Lithwick semi-seriously wrote that if “by the end of September of 2016” Senate Republicans still haven’t given Garland a…