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Good News On The Ebola Front In The U.S., But The Real Battle Is In Africa

Doug Mataconis · No Comments
Ebola Virus And Caduceus

America’s “Patient Zero” doesn’t appear to have spread Ebola very far, but continued vigilance is called for. And, we need to focus on the part of the world where there really is an Ebola Crisis.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill · 1 Comment

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Maine Yet Again Likely To Elect A Governor Who Most People Didn’t Vote For, And That’s Okay

Doug Mataconis · 9 Comments

For the ninth time since 1974, the next Governor of Maine will likely be elected with less than 50% of the vote.

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Obama and Ebola: Perception and Reality

James Joyner · 60 Comments

The president is frustrated.

Shi'ite fighters, who joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, celebrate after the end of their training in the desert region between Kerbala and Najaf, south of Baghdad

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill · 3 Comments

The House of Pain Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law To Remain In Effect Pending Appeal

Doug Mataconis · 4 Comments

Another pre-election stay ruling from the Supreme Court.

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Most Americans Support Supreme Court Decision, Expansion Of Same-Sex Marriage

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court’s expansion of same-sex marriage seems to be sitting well with the American public.

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Are Billionaires Replacing Political Parties?

James Joyner

Rich guys are backing organizations that are taking over traditional party functions. Is that a problem?

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Ebola Travel Ban Protester

Political Pressure Grows For An Ebola Travel Ban, But The Argument For One Remains Weak

Doug Mataconis

A travel ban sounds like a simple solution to a complex problem. Like most simple solutions, though, it becomes far less appealing when you think about the details.

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Obama Thinking

Obama Names ‘Ebola Czar,’ Doesn’t Explain Why We Need One

Doug Mataconis

President Obama has appointed an “Ebola Czar,” but it’s unclear why we need one when there are already people who are supposed to be in charge of the Ebola response.

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Diana Nyad

It’s Time To End The U.S. Embargo Of Cuba

Doug Mataconis

The U.S. embargo of Cuba, and our lack of diplomatic recognition of the government in Havana, is an outdated relic of the Cold War. It’s time to end it.

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F.B.I. Director Hints At Regulatory Action Against Apple, Google Over Encyrption

Doug Mataconis

Law enforcement remains unhappy about the recent changes that will make it harder to break into a locked smartphone.

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Ebola Virus And Caduceus

Second Ebola Nurse May Have Shown Early Symptoms Longer Than First Reported

Doug Mataconis

More Ebola news that could have a negative impact on public opinion.

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Supreme Court Issues Multiple Rulings

The Supreme Court Has A First Amendment Problem Right At Its Front Doorstep

Doug Mataconis

The Roberts court has been very good on First Amendment issues, but it needs to address the First Amendment issue right outside its front windows.

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CBS Announces Streaming Service, And Cutting The Cord Starts To Become Easier

Doug Mataconis

One day after HBO, CBS announces its own streaming service. And the future approaches just a little bit faster.

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Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law

Doug Mataconis

A victory for the opponents of Voter ID laws that will be untouchable by the Supreme Court.

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Houston Backs Down On Subpoenas Directed At Pastors Opposing Gay Rights Law

Doug Mataconis

A not surprising outcome to a move that have had motives entirely unconnected to litigation.

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Ebola Virus And Caduceus

Problems With The Response To Ebola, And A Little Perspective

Doug Mataconis

We’ve become aware of failures in how we’ve handled the Ebola situation. The response is to figure out what went wrong and do our best to fix it, not to panic.

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Houston Seeks To Subpoena Sermons Of Pastors Opposing Gay Rights Law

Doug Mataconis

Someone needs to remind the City of Houston that the First Amendment applies to them.

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Another War, Another Pentagon Cover-Up

Doug Mataconis

A new report from the New York Times confirms the adage that, in war, the first casualty is the truth.

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Jimmy Johns

Sandwich Shop Workers Forced To Sign Non-Compete Agreements

Doug Mataconis

A national sandwich chain makes its employees sign a very restrictive covenant not to compete. It’s probably not enforceable.

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Fifth Circuit Allows Texas Voter ID Law To Remain In Effect

Doug Mataconis

After a setback, Texas will be allowed to enforce its Voter ID law. At least for now.

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Ebola Virus And Caduceus

Second Dallas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Doug Mataconis

Another health care worker in Dallas is being treated for exposure to the Ebola Virus.

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Ebola Virus

Forecast For Ebola In West Africa Worsens

Doug Mataconis

Sobering news from the World Health Organization.

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Turkish Forces Bomb Kurdish Positions

Doug Mataconis

The Turks have entered the conflict in Syria. Unfortunately for the United States, it’s not on the side we would prefer.

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Noncompetitive House Elections

Steven L. Taylor

My ongoing crusade to spark thought and discussion on the quality of representation in the US Congress.

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Ann Romney Says No To A Third Romney Run

Doug Mataconis

Mitt Romney 2016? Not as far as his wife is concerned.

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