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The Angle: Empty Fix Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on “concentration camps,” family values, and Trump’s executive order.

Asylum seekers from El Salvador rest in their tent in the Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana on Wednesday.
Asylum-seekers from El Salvador rest in their tent in the Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday.
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A whole new set of problems: Trump’s executive order, signed Wednesday, will either result in families remaining in long-term detention (which is illegal) or in children being separated yet again (which is terrible), Mark Joseph Stern writes. All in all, it’s a totally illogical stopgap, designed to take the heat off the administration.

Fair play: Is it too much to call child-detention centers “concentration camps”? Considering the history, Jonathan Katz doesn’t think so.

Is this over now, at least?: Neil J. Young, a historian of the religious right, thinks the child-separation crisis may have finally made it impossible for the GOP to pose as the party of family values.

For fun: What will this handsome man do now?

The world is his oyster,

Rebecca