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.
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