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    Congress must move slow on increasing NIH funding

    Congress must move slow on increasing NIH funding

    As the administration continues to flop about like a landed fish in its response to Ebola, the agencies that mismanaged the US response are looking at the panic caused by their ineptitude as a fund raising gimmick (here | here). The core of the problem is not that NIH or CDC has too little money but rather they have too much. The Washington Free Beacon | Read More »

    Chuck Hagel: the Army could maybe focus on coastal defense

    Chuck Hagel: the Army could maybe focus on coastal defense

    One of the important things to understand about US military strength is that the size of the armed forces is one of the most intensively studied subjects in the US government. The Navy has the easiest time in these exercises — how many carriers to you need on station, modify the number to reflect refits and in transits, add the number of supporting ships the | Read More »

    Rewriting the Berlin Wall

    Rewriting the Berlin Wall

    Every once in a while you read something that is so stunning that at first you think you’ve misread it. Such an article ran yesterday in Foreign Policy Journal. The article, The Berlin Wall – Another Cold War Myth, by aged commie William Blum, is a masterpiece of the dishonesty and balderdash that Western communists have always used to obscure their support for slavery and genocide. | Read More »

    Don’t worry about Ebola because everything else is working fine

    Don't worry about Ebola because everything else is working fine

    Now that the administration’s campaign to stop the spread of Ebola and “degrade and destroy” ISIS are going so swimmingly, let’s take a quick look at how Obama is kicking major butt in the rest of the world. Back in July, I posted on how Hungary was moving slowly and inexorably into Moscow’s orbit. NATO, for the Democrats reading this, is a NATO member. Moscow | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell: I stand with Obama on Ebola

    Mitch McConnell: I stand with Obama on Ebola

    In a stunning interview, Senate minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mitch McConnell67%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard67% took the side of Barack Obama over that of most of his caucus on the subject of managing Ebola, ignoring both the administration’s ineptitude and basic principles of epidemiology. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mitch McConnell67%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard67% (R-Ky.) thinks the United States should heed expert advice on | Read More »

    White House continues to pushback on calls for Ebola travel ban

    White House continues to pushback on calls for Ebola travel ban

    For reasons that are not entirely clear, but seem to have more to do with ego than anything else, the administration has dug in it s heels on the issue of a travel ban affecting nations with active Ebola outbreaks. Over the weekend, they enlisted baseball analyst, poll analyst, and erstwhile shill, Nate Silver, to make the case that a travel ban could not work | Read More »

    Bobby Jindal: Ebola crisis enters Phase II of Obama plan

    Bobby Jindal: Ebola crisis enters Phase II of Obama plan

    Great insight from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal: BATON ROUGE – Following a story in the New York Times today reporting that President Barack Obama is said to be showing “deepening frustration” and “anger” behind closed doors because of his administration’s lackluster response to the Ebola crisis, Governor Bobby Jindal declared that “we’ve reached the ‘I’m so mad’ stage of the President’s crisis management plan.”Governor Jindal said, “We have | Read More »

    Nate Silver’s dishonest critique of travel bans

    Nate Silver's dishonest critique of travel bans

    Nate Silver, of fivethirtyeight.com, has apparently received the White House memo asking its bootlicks in the media to push back on the demand sane people are making for a travel ban on countries with an active Ebola epidemic. To make his case, in the words of William F. Buckley, he acts like a pyromaniac in a field of strawmen. Duncan’s case has sparked calls to ban flights | Read More »

    Karl Rove suppressed WMD discoveries

    Karl Rove suppressed WMD discoveries

    In the famous Saturday Night Live skit featuring Peyton Manning, Manning, in frustration, demands of one of the hapless kids he’s playing football with “Okay, I’m sorry — do you want to lose?” It is difficult to read the report this week by Eli Lake alleging that Karl Rove suppressed any push-back on the meme that Bush lied about WMD in Iraq without this question | Read More »

    Is Ebola reaction being subordinated to foreign policy goals?

    Is Ebola reaction being subordinated to foreign policy goals?

    One of the great mysteries of the Ebola crisis has been the administration’s refusal to consider a travel ban from countries with active Ebola outbreaks. This technique is tested and proven. The technical term is “quarantine.” It has been in use since the days of sailing ships when a ship entered port it was inspected for any occurrence of an infectious disease and, if found, | Read More »

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    Obama appoints Ebola czar… and we are so screwed

    Obama appoints Ebola czar... and we are so screwed

    Via the Washington Post President Obama has asked Ron Klain, who served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former vice president Gore, as his Ebola response coordinator, according to a White House official. Biden. Gore. And Klain was the guy who gave the green light to pissing away billions of federal dollars on Solyndra. We are all dead.

    Mr. Frieden’s disastrous testimony

    Mr. Frieden's disastrous testimony

    To call CDC Director’s Thomas Frieden’s performance in front of today’s hearing of Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Fred Upton46%House Republican Average39See Full Scorecard46%‘s House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations disastrous would be like saying the Titanic had a leak. It was epic in its incompetence, One of the most hotly debated topics was that of a travel ban. Since the first patient presented at a | Read More »

    How biomedical research fails the nation why no one cares

    How biomedical research fails the nation why no one cares

    Yesterday I detailed how the claim by NIH director, Dr. Francis Collins, that with more money an Ebola vaccine would have been developed was patently nonsense. In an annual budget of nearly $30 billion, a paltry $12 million a year, which is roughly equivalent to what Lindsay Lohan spends on blow, was earmarked for Ebola vaccine development. While the comment by Collins was ass-covering hyperbole | Read More »

    Sarah Palin: Prophet

    Sarah Palin: Prophet

    We are approaching an anniversary of sorts and while I will concede this is, to a degree, trolling the foreign policy big brains who belittled Sarah Palin it is also offering you, loyal RedState readers, a second helping of schadenfreude. Yesterday, you recall, we saw a stake finally driven through the crotch of the Bush Lied meme that the left used to try to defeat | Read More »

    Ebola sends Obama to DEFCON ONE. Fundraiser canceled. Cabinet meets.

    Ebola sends Obama to DEFCON ONE. Fundraiser canceled. Cabinet meets.

    Ebola has finally achieved status as a national security problem. How do we know this? President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will | Read More »