What Marco Rubio’s comments about Vegas weddings say about states’ rights.

Do We Get the Government We Deserve?

Do We Get the Government We Deserve?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 14 2015 8:48 PM

Do We Get the Government We Deserve?

Why many politicians love to evoke the states’ rights (and Elvis) when explaining their opposition to gay marriage.

Obviously a clear reason to oppose gay marriage?

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Listen to Episode 397 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, we talk about the weather. Then, Mary Lane from the Wall Street Journal will discuss the new show at the Detroit Institute of Arts called “30 Americans” on display through Jan. 18. Plus, author Amy Koppelman joins us to discuss her novels Hesitation Wounds and I Smile Back, which has recently been adapted into a film starring Sarah Silverman. For the Spiel, do a state’s laws always reflect the values of that state?

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.