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Why we'll have more Ebola cases in the U.S. and how to do something about it - 10/02/14

The only way to stop the spread of the Ebola virus is temporary travel restrictions from the affected area to other countries. Those who must return to the U.S. need to be quarantined for the incubation period of the virus. Otherwise, there will be more cases in the U.S.

Did Rep. Joe Garcia say "We Proved That Communism Works"? - 05/21/14

Yes, he did, but he said it sarcastically. Like if you don't like brocolli, but say "I like broccoli!". If you say that sarcastically, that doesn't mean you actually like broccoli.

Garcia was engaging in hyperbole, claiming that everyone in El Paso is employed by the government to stop illegal immigration, and that El Paso having a supposed low crime rate proved that Communism works: by employing everyone, the government can reduce crime. Watch the video below where he laughs about it.

If you oppose illegal immigration, Tim Donnelly isn't on your side (California) - 04/08/14

Tim Donnelly is an extremely long-shot candidate to be California governor. The primary election is June 3, 2014 and then the top two vote getters (i.e., Jerry Brown and either Donnelly or Neel Kashkari) will face off in the general election in November.

Brendan Eich's firing: yet more conservative incompetence - 04/05/14

The firing of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich is the latest example of conservative incompetence (or just corruption). Conservatives present themselves as the opponents of political correctness, yet political correctness keeps right on rolling along. Those who engineered Eich's firing are able to get things done; those who pretend to oppose them lack the ability or the will to stop their campaigns. By pretending to be the opposition to political correctness but being complete failures, conservatives let down most Americans.

Conservatives lack competence to stop the "Knockout Game" - 11/21/13

In the "Knockout Game", a victim is knocked unconscious in a surprise attack. Most or all of the perpetrators are blacks and usually working in a group; most or all of the victims have been non-blacks. Victims have included the political class such as Matt Yglesias and Rep Grace Meng.

How Tea Party *helps* the media, Part 3838022B - 08/25/13

If you're reading this post after October 2013, you'll probably still be hearing about Trayvon Martin but you might have to struggle to recall who Chris Lane is. If you need a refresher, see this.

Why will that be the case? The Lane case seems worse in most respects than the Martin case. Why won't you hear about the Lane case anywhere near what you've heard about the Martin case?