Listen to Episode 8 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on the show, who belongs on the terrorism watch list? Georgetown University professor Daniel Byman explains what’s involved in classifying guerrilla groups like Boko Haram as counterterrorist threats. Plus, Slate’s Willa Paskin on depictions of sex and violence in HBO’s Game of Thrones. For the Spiel, Mike decries the outmoded proof of identity that harkens back to the Middle Ages and affects who represents us in Congress.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor
Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy
It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.