The Angle

The Angle: Skimpy Team Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on the Second Amendment, conservative columnists, and Trump’s lawyers.

RICHFIELD, OHIO - MARCH 29:  U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd gathered at the Local 18 Richfield Facility of the Operating Engineers Apprentice and Training, a union and apprentice training center specializing in the repair and operation of heavy equipment on March 29, 2018 in Richfield, Ohio. President Trump's remarks centered upon infrastructure investment in the economy and labor statistics.  (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Increasingly undefended. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Unrepresented: Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern explain why President Trump is having such a hard time hiring good lawyers to represent him in the Russia matter. None of Trump’s familiarity with “New York Real Estate Land, Multiple Divorce Land, and Repeated Bankruptcy Land” will help him hire a reputable criminal attorney, or ten.

Doing fine: Don’t shed a single tear for conservative columnists, who are well-represented at our nation’s center-left publications, even as their agenda dominates our politics, Osita Nwanevu writes.

We’re good: Elizabeth Wydra respects John Paul Stevens greatly, but doesn’t agree that we should repeal the Second Amendment. The problem is not in the law, but in its application.

Damning record: Here are all the (adult) public officials who have helped circulate conspiracy theories about the Parkland activists, rounded up by Molly Olmstead.

For fun: Ben Affleck seems to be doing fine.