The Angle

The Angle: Stay Awake Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on avoiding numbness, Peru’s World Cup team, and Trump’s “philanthropy.”

Jennye Lopez,  a migrant who was detained and held in a detention centre, speaks to protesters while participating in a demonstration against immigration enforcement officials separating undocumented families at the Otay Mesa Detention facility in Otay Mesa, California on June 10, 2018. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Jennye Lopez speaks to protesters while participating in a demonstration against immigration-enforcement officials separating undocumented families at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in Otay Mesa, California, on Sunday.
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Don’t go to sleep: Dahlia Lithwick knows that everything that’s been happening at the border is a lot. But we cannot turn away—not now.

The worst, as always: Today’s reports of New York state’s lawsuit against the Trump Foundation show Felix Salmon that the president and his family are pushing the limits of transactional philanthropy—a model of “giving” that’s everywhere but is rarely practiced at such extremes.

Here’s your team: May Jayson De Leon humbly suggest that you root for Peru to win the World Cup? “Cheer alongside me for a middling country where the chants never stop, the beer flows aplenty, and the story is still being written,” he proposes.

Unrecognizable: Meredith Gansner, a mental health professional who works with teenagers, doesn’t see anything of her patients in the storylines of Netflix’s bizarrely large number of shows about teenagers with psychiatric illnesses.

For fun: A horrible drink you might like.

Better you than me,

Rebecca