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Joe Arpaio’s Pardon, The “Alt-Left” in Charlottesville, and CEOs and Generals Jumping Ship

Joe Arpaio’s Pardon, The “Alt-Left” in Charlottesville, and CEOs and Generals Jumping Ship

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Aug. 16 2017 6:05 PM

The Angle: “Alt-Left” Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on Joe Arpaio, CEOs and generals disavowing Trump, and the “alt-left” in Charlottesville.

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A woman holds a sign remembering Heather Heyer during a demonstration on Sunday in Chicago.

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Saturday stories: Dahlia Lithwick speaks to several Charlottesville counterprotesters who had firsthand experiences with the “alt-left.”

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Jumping ship: Powerful people are deserting Trump. Daniel Gross explains why CEOs decided to act, and Fred Kaplan wonders what generals speaking out against the commander in chief means for the future of civilian control of the military.

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Already happening: Trump’s idea to pardon racist, oppressive ex-lawman Joe Arpaio shows that we already live under white supremacy, Mark Joseph Stern argues.

Good to see you: Gendry, the last Robert Baratheon bastard standing, returned to Game of Thrones on Sunday, and that could be huge. Hillary Kelly explains.

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