Listen to Episode 9 of Slate’s The Gist:
The Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi has been denied entry into the United States, but may very likely be the next prime minister of India. Shikha Dalmia, senior policy analyst at the Reason Foundation, explains the diplomatic stakes on today’s Gist. Then, the heroic moderator from today’s viral Idaho GOP gubernatorial debate explains how a cowboy, curmudgeon, biker, and normal guy ended up onstage together. For the Spiel, Mike weighs the cost of the delayed arrival of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.