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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 ...

Ebola and the Political Twitterverse: Marc Andreessen’s Tweet of the Week

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2014 − The advertising and media blitz for Election 2016 is going into the final stretch. Plan to see more ads, more personal attacks, more Madison Avenue-style sliming. And if those robo-calls haven’t started, they will be shortly. But the Internet has been gradually growing in importance in this election as candidates ...

Ebola flimflam from the White House and the CDC

WASHINGTON, October 16, 2014 — America is a target-rich environment for political nonsense. People will believe anything, especially when presented with authoritative bureaucratic buzzwords. This is no better illustrated than the current debate concerning the federal response, or lack thereof, to the growing threat of an Ebola outbreak in America and the government’s health crisis “protocols.” After ...

Public health lessons from the Ebola crisis: America’s healthcare stumbles

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md., October 15, 2014 — News of yet another American Ebola victim has dominated the news today. The fact that America’s sophisticated health care system has shown such serious chinks in its armor is of concern to all of us. Those chinks began to show up from the appearance of the first Ebola patient on ...

Stocks in ‘widening gyre’ as HFTs play Ebola, headline risk

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2014 – It’s been getting scary out their in the real world. Texas logged its first Ebola death Wednesday morning amidst the Obama Administration’s continuing inept response to what’s going on. The logo above, which we borrowed from this morning’s Drudge Report, says it all in that regard. Adding this morning’s “blood ...