1. Dr. Ivan Eland: Public Worry over Remote Threats
2. Wayne Allyn Root: Ebola Could Be Economic Catastrophe
3. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Ebola, Obamacare, and the Freedom of Living in Peace and Security
4. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Obama Really Did Appoint a Political Beneficiary - Not a Doctor - as Ebola Czar
5. John LeBoutillier: Has Pres. Obama's Handling of the Ebola Crisis Finally Caused a GOP Wave for November?
Public Worry over Remote Threats
By Ivan Eland
The breathless news coverage of the miniscule number of people in the United States that have so far contracted the Ebola virus has led to a typical irrational response in some quarters. For example, schools have been closed, and the public and thus some politicians support a travel ban of people from the affected West African countries, even though health professionals have said that this "solution" might make things worse. Despite such professionals repeating often that Ebola is inefficiently transmitted, that West Africa has a much lower level of general health care than does the United States, and that therefore the American problem is likely to be only contagion among the health workers tending to the very small number of victims rather than in the general population, many people are still nervous that they or their family will catch the virus. [more...]
Ebola Could Be Economic Catastrophe
The medical implications of Ebola are being covered by the news media every second of every day. But it's the economic implications that I fear are far more deadly. Ebola could turn into an unprecedented deathblow to the U.S. economy, even if very few Americans ever die from it. I might have been the first columnist to write of the danger for Ebola to cause catastrophic damage to the U.S. economy back on September 4th, predicting it could shut down commerce and cause a stock market crash. [more...]
Ebola, Obamacare, and the Freedom of Living in Peace and Security
As I discuss in my new book, Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedom: What Freedom-Loving Americans Can Do to Help, there are 25 essential components of freedom necessary to have a completely free nation. One of the 25 essential components is the freedom of living in peace and security. Americans are not living in peace and security today, knowing that several major diseases might infect themselves and their family members, as well as knowing that their healthcare insurance premiums, co-payments, access to doctors and hospitals, and the availability of medications, procedures, and protocols are all threatened by Obamacare. [more...]
Obama Really Did Appoint a Political Beneficiary - Not a Doctor - as Ebola Czar
In the past, the White House had said a czar was not necessary, but now they have retracted that statement after being criticized that U.S. hospitals are not equipped to handle an epidemic such as this. The U.S. government has failed again and again to properly assess this situation and to make adequate and effective decisions that produce positive results in regards to the Ebola epidemic overseas. Obama appears to be a casual observer and a good talker whose lack of action speaks volumes louder than his words for educated individuals. The man says the U.S. does not need an Ebola czar; but now that he has been forced to do his research, he is finally facing the facts and has finally caved in to the pressure by naming a political supporter of his as the Ebola czar. [more...]
Has Pres. Obama's Handling of the Ebola Crisis Finally Caused a GOP Wave for November?