It’s noteworthy, I think, that people who’ve spent the past six years complaining about and even working to undermine the federal government now insist the federal government must do something swift and meaningful to coordinate a national response to the health scare of Ebola.
I know, right. Everyone hates government, until they realize there are some things only governments do best. Which is, after all, why our species invented government. Even Hobbes knew that!
It’s understandable, of course, that so many Americans are scared: We are consistently told that we should be.
America’s intelligence agencies agree: ISIS isn’t that big of a threat. So why are we all freaking out about ISIS?(via theweekmagazine)
I was travelling for a wedding and am slowly catching up, but I wanted to post a
few quick observations on Bolivia’s election. I’ll try to have more soon, especially after the final “official” results are in. You can find good coverage of this at <a href=http://www.la-razon.com/animal_electoral/><i>La Razón</i></a> (a La Paz based newspaper).
So far it looks like there are a few interesting…