The Angle

The Angle: Kansas Muddle Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on Omarosa, sex robots, and Kris Kobach’s spectacular mess.

TOPEKA, KS - AUGUST 07: A jeep equipped with a military style mounted gun that was used heavily by Republican primary candidate for Governor Kris Kobach.   Kobach sits outside the Capitol Hotel, the site of the Kobach watch party. Kobach was supported by President Trump against incumbent Governor Jeff Colyer on August 7, 2018 in Topeka, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
Kris Kobach’s very cool, not-at-all-desperate campaign Jeep.
Steve Pope/Getty Images

Naturally: Kris Kobach was the Kansas secretary of state for almost eight years, and it was his job to make sure the state’s election procedures were shipshape, Mark Joseph Stern writes. So of course, because Kris Kobach is a disaster, the aftermath of the Aug. 7 primary contest between him and the state’s incumbent governor has become a comedy of errors.

Fruitless: Does Omarosa have a tape of Donald Trump using the N-word? It doesn’t matter, Christina Cauterucci writes. She’s got no credibility, for one thing. (But the president’s use of the word “dog” to insult her was most definitely racist and sexist, Cauterucci adds.)

Could be good: Sex robots might help us be more flexible in conceptualizing what a good marriage looks like, Marina Adshade writes.

For fun: small adjustments to hair and clothes.

Utterly mesmerizing,