The Angle

The Angle: Red Dawn Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on the Republican resurgence, domestic talk, and Quinn Norton.

Sen. Tim Scott and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday.
Sen. Tim Scott and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday.
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On the up: President Trump’s approval ratings are rising, and people seem to think he’s doing a great job on the economy. Isaac Chotiner asks polling expert Harry Enten whether this development will hurt the Democrats at midterms.

Due to who: Trump says he wants people to pay attention to “due process” when evaluating cases like Rob Porter’s. Yet, Will Saletan writes, Porter’s story proves that sometimes, due process doesn’t work.

Birds of a feather: Quinn Norton wouldn’t renounce her neo-Nazi friend, Weev, and she lost a job at the New York Times because of it. April Glaser argues that Norton’s willingness to engage with white supremacy and Nazism is a product of a tech culture that privileges free speech above all else.

Sweet nothings: Never let it be said that marriage and domesticity kill romance. Ruth Graham, for one, finds towel talk to be very intimate.

For fun: What if Seinfeld, but now?

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