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    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 ‘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 Dallas hospital suffering from Ebola symptoms, 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 »

    Chemical weapons discovered in Iraq; Washington Post says they don’t count

    Chemical weapons discovered in Iraq; Washington Post says they don't count

    One of the repeated calumnies made against President Bush (say it again… President Bush…. slowly…. savor every syllable) was that he went to war against Iraq based on false pretenses. From President Bush’s ultimatum speech to Iraq on March 17, 2003, back in the days when we drew “red lines” we meant it: Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the | Read More »

    NIH uses Ebola to hide mismanagement and increase funding

    NIH uses Ebola to hide mismanagement and increase funding

    Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health are pulling out all the stops to capitalize on the Ebola scare in the United States by wringing extra funding out of a Congress that is too panicked to do anything but throw money at the problem. Yesterday, my colleague, Aaron Gardner highlighted a television ad produced by Democrats which | Read More »

    Scalia, Lawrence v. Texas, and the legitimizing of incest

    Scalia, Lawrence v. Texas, and the legitimizing of incest

    After finding a constitutional right to kill your baby in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court found it had not done sufficient damage to the Republic. In 2003, it raised the unrestrained libido to the level of constitutionally protected behavior in Lawrence v. Texas. What is notable is that both activities, abortion and buggery, were capital offenses under English Common Law and | Read More »

    ISIS and the mystery of the jihadi brides

    ISIS and the mystery of the jihadi brides

    A couple of Austrian girls are seeking a do-over, so to speak: Two Austrian teens got way more than they bargained for when they abandoned their homes and families to become “poster girls” for ISIS terrorists, and now they desperately want to come home. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, would love to press the undo button on the last six months, during | Read More »

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    Foreign aid and the spread of Ebola

    Foreign aid and the spread of Ebola

    As the Ebola crisis continues, many in the public health community have expressed a belief that this current outbreak is driven by an “evolution” of the virus that makes it easier to spread. That does not seem to be the case. While numerous mutations have occurred in the virus there is no evidence that either its method of transmission or general mode of infection have | Read More »

    Iraq requests US troops. Maybe…

    Iraq requests US troops. Maybe...

    The Telegraph is running a wonderfully intriguing but frustratingly un-sourced story claiming that the Iraq government has requested US troops to stem the advance of ISIS: Iraqi officials have issued a desperate plea for America to bring US ground troops back to the embattled country, as heavily armed Islamic State militants came within striking distance of Baghdad. Amid reports that Isil forces have advanced as | Read More »

    Obama’s ISIS strategy enters Chernobyl phase

    Obama's ISIS strategy enters Chernobyl phase

    When Barack Obama decided to abandon US involvement in Iraq, he may not have set off the current crisis but he certainly made it possible. Now, as the situation worsens day by day, the options available to the administration become fewer and less pleasant. The silver bullet the administration has sought has been an indigenous ground force in Syria that can fight al-Qaeda, ISIS, and | Read More »

    CBS rejects ad by militant atheist group

    CBS rejects ad by militant atheist group

    For reasons that are more than a little unclear to me, CBS has declined to run an ad by the dopey, slack-jawed former ballerina  ballet dancer Ron Reagan on behalf of the noxious Freedom From Religion Foundation. The text of the ad reads: Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That’s why I’m | Read More »

    CDC Dialing for Dollars with Ebola

    CDC Dialing for Dollars with Ebola

    Yesterday, CDC director Thomas Frieden made this assessment of the current Ebola epidemic: “I’ve been working in public health for 30 years,” Frieden told a World Bank and International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington.  “The only thing like this has been AIDS. And we have to work now so that this is not the world’s next AIDS,” Frieden said. The AIDS pandemic started in Africa | Read More »