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The Angle: Arizona Future Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on Kelli Ward, Lyme in New England, and ancestry tests.

Her state now: Even if Kelli Ward doesn’t win the Arizona senatorial primary today, she and her Trump-supporting Republican comrades have changed the game in the late John McCain’s state, Jim Newell writes. And they’ve done it in just a few years’ time.


Their remit: Internal conflict at the ACLU over whether to defend the NRA shows how the organization is changing, Mark Joseph Stern writes: “Those who favor standing up for the marginalized—while letting the powerful fight their own battles—seem to be winning.”

Don’t believe it: Commercial DNA tests, and their confident proclamations about ethnicity and ancestry, are reinforcing dangerous and inaccurate ideas that separate us from each other, John Edward Terrell writes.

Why I got Lyme: Jim Harding, a forestry professor, explains why Wall Street acquisition of forests in the Northeast, and the subsequent lack of management, may have encouraged the conditions that help ticks thrive.


Go ahead, get judgy,