Why Trump doesn’t care about Puerto Rico, the violence in Catalonia, and the Las Vegas shootings, in Slate’s daily newsletter.

Trump and Puerto Rico, Violence in Catalonia, and the Las Vegas Shootings

Trump and Puerto Rico, Violence in Catalonia, and the Las Vegas Shootings

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Oct. 2 2017 6:00 PM

The Angle: Yes, Again Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on Trump and Puerto Rico, violence in Catalonia, and the shootings in Las Vegas.

A sign warns motorists heading toward Las Vegas that part of the Vegas Strip is closed on Monday in Primm, Nevada.

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The latest sadness: Phillip Carter explains why gun control was the only way to stop the shooter in Las Vegas. Ben Mathis-Lilley looks at the political response and sees our reality: No unity, no resolve. Rachel Withers gathers up post-shooting articles that just won’t shed their relevance. And Marissa Martinelli reflects on a recent BoJack Horseman episode that bites deep today.

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What MAGA looks like: Donald Trump’s statements about Puerto Rico over the weekend show that he is fulfilling his campaign promises to govern for white people, Jamelle Bouie argues. Scolding Puerto Ricans like a disappointed colonial administrator is par for the course (sorry, sorry).


In Spain: Why did Spanish police crack down on Catalans trying to vote in an independence referendum on Sunday? Isaac Chotiner interviews historian Sebastiaan Faber, who explains.

Next up for image rehab: Beloved Alexander Hamilton biographer/booster Ron Chernow has written a new book about U.S. Grant, and David Plotz thinks it’s wonderful.

Her strong start: Tammy Oler looks back at Kathryn Bigelow’s almost-30-year-old vampire movie Near Dark and finds it wonderfully made and strangely prescient.

For fun: Just Papyrus!