Listen to Episode 28 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, why Chipotle has become an important battleground for open-carry advocates in Texas. Then Mike and language maven Ben Yagoda discuss their pet peeves against words like amongst, and revel in the American glottal stop. Yagoda’s new book is You Need to Read This. Plus, this is what it sounds like when Mike spiels about doves crying.
TODAY IN SLATE
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks
Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive
Is he right?
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.