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Ebola plunges America into an epidemic of stupid

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2014 – A Maine teacher who visited Dallas for a conference was told to stay home for 21 days. School district administrators explained on their website, “the district and the staff member understand the parents’ concerns. Therefore, after several discussions with the staff member, out of an abundance of caution, this staff

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Is gay marriage good or bad for America?

OCALA, Fla., October 18, 2014 — Same-sex marriage is legal in 31 states now. Many of today’s adolescents are growing up in a culture where gay marriage is either accepted as the latest phase of the Civil Rights Movement or well-established law not worth taking a second glance at. It is difficult to imagine that for

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Obama picks Ron Klain, political hack, as Ebola czar; do you feel safer now?

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2014 — President Obama, concluding that the threat of Ebola in America is a managerial and political problem rather than a public health issue, appointed Ron Klain as his Ebola Czar. Not Dr. Ron Klain, epidemiologist. Not Ron klain, MD, infectious disease specialist. This Ron Klain: @WendyDavisTexas really making her case in #TexasDebates against

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