Listen to Episode 78 of Slate’s The Gist:
On The Gist, Mike plays the mad dog and our guests play the Englishmen. Journalist Adam Higginbotham shares the story of a huge, ingeniously sinister bomb found in a Nevada casino in August 1980. His Atavist single is called A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite. Plus, Richard V. Reeves of Brookings explains why Americans should be just as concerned about economic mobility as income inequality. For the Spiel, is it fair to describe Michael Brown as “no angel”?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.