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The Angle: No Receipts Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on a nice butt, some sharks, and Brett Kavanaugh’s paper trail.

It’s plenty: Democrats are furious that Mitch McConnell plans to force a vote on Brett Kavanaugh before the full set of documents from his career is available for their review. But, Mark Joseph Stern writes, we know quite enough already about Kavanaugh’s record.


When libertarianism sours: There are parts of the cryptocurrency community that are motivated by anti-Semitism. David Z. Morris explains the places where two complementary philosophies overlap.

Say it again: Social media companies don’t have “politics,” in the sense of left and right, Will Oremus writes. What they have is a desire to keep their costs down and their entanglements minimal.

One to grow on: Andrew Kahn explains how the rousing sight of one classmate’s perfect derriere changed everything.

For fun: R.I.P., Sharknado.


Truly a loss,