Should we be sending experimental Ebola treatments to Africa?

If this guy can be believed, this is, shall we say, Very Bad: In stark, often chilling congressional testimony on Thursday, an official with a relief organization responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa labeled efforts to control the virus a failure. Ken Isaacs, a vice president with Samaritan’s Purse, a North Carolina-based Christian… Continue reading Should we be sending experimental Ebola treatments to Africa?

Ebola’s back, in case you thought things were going too well around the world

Actually, “back” is the wrong word, it’s more like “the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history,” per Vox: The outbreak has now hit three countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. And the virus — which starts off with flu-like symptoms and often ends with horrific hemorrhaging — has infected about 600 people and killed an estimated… Continue reading Ebola’s back, in case you thought things were going too well around the world

The World’s Only Remaining Stuporpower

There was a piece in the Guardian over the weekend by John Naughton that has really generated some buzz, and rightly so. He’s pushing the media to cover the Snowden leaks for what they say about the internet, rather than “OMG WHERE IS SNOWDEN NOW?” or “OMG GLENN GREENWALD IS A TRAITOR,” which since it… Continue reading The World’s Only Remaining Stuporpower