Tag Archives: Ebola

Bold Cowardice

Ebola is a terrible disease, and a godsend to the cable news networks. They finally get more than the usual political junkies and disaster whores to watch what they’ve got for more than half a minute. Now they’ve got people … Continue reading

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At the Edge of Hysteria

Halloween is coming, and everyone likes a good scare, but that means all the old movies on television that people idly watch at the end of a long day, often something they’ve watched many times before but remember fondly, will … Continue reading

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Riding the Ebola Wave

Something changed after the Greatest Generation took care of Hitler and Mussolini and Tojo, when America ended up with the only economy in the world that hadn’t been devastated by that war. America hadn’t been bombed into smoking rubble, and … Continue reading

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The Ebola Weapon

Every family has a bad seed, or at least an oddball, which might explain Tucker Carlson – who grew up in Carlsbad, the very affluent resort town just north of San Diego, and immediately north of La Jolla, the extremely … Continue reading

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Consolidating Fear for Fun and Profit

All of political science is pretty simple. Conservatives want to keep things as they are, or as they were, or as they think they were, because even if things weren’t perfect, they were working well enough. Slavery and then Jim … Continue reading

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Delicious and Useful Panic

Henry David Thoreau said that most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them – and that explains adrenaline junkies, and amusement parks. People jump out of airplanes, on purpose, or climb rock … Continue reading

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