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The Angle: Senate Goals Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on Tuesday’s primaries, musician bosses, and Trump vs. Google.


For now: People on the left in North Carolina are under extra pressure to vote in November, Mark Joseph Stern writes. Courts just made sure recent gerrymandering wouldn’t affect that election—but if Republicans are in power after the midterms, they’ll double down.

A small truth: Trump has one thing right about Google, Alexander Havalais writes. The search engine has too much power over the results we see, and there’s far too little transparency about its methods.

When your boss is The Boss: Are bandleaders ever good managers? Carl Wilson runs down some terrible stories of stars-as-bosses—and some OK tales of musicians who were good to their bands. (Duke Ellington, you’re OK.)


Some of these are terrifying,