Listen to Episode 60 of Slate’s The Gist:
With only two days left before August recess, what’s left on Congress’ agenda? Slate’s senior political reporter David Weigel explains why Republicans are sitting on their hands. Plus, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay talks about his conversion to biking, even down to the spandex shorts. For the Spiel, an exclusive leaked OkCupid commercial.
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.