Listen to Episode 39 of Slate’s The Gist:
An obscure U.S. government agency called the Export-Import Bank is under fire from the GOP. Rana Foroohar of Time explains why politicians gunning for this credit agency could hurt the export market. Also, flop analyst Geoff Foster explains why so much of the World Cup involves players dramatically lurching and clutching their injured body parts. In today’s Spiel, Mike takes a step way back to evaluate the Hobby Lobby verdict.
TODAY IN SLATE
How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics
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.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.