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The key to stopping Ebola in America is stopping it in West Africa

vox.com — The talk of travel bans and the panic over the two infected nurses in Dallas reflects a huge mistake that Americans are making about the Ebola virus. The key to stopping the disease in the United States isn't stopping it in Texas; it's stopping it in West Africa.

What it was like to meet Ben Bradlee

vox.com — By the time I got to the Washington Post, in 2009, Ben Bradlee had retired. But he hadn't left. You would see Bradlee in the cafeteria, eating lunch with Walter Pincus. You would see him stalking the halls. You would see him in the elevator, headed to a higher floor than you were.

Enrolling College Students In Health Insurance: Lessons From California (Part 1)

healthaffairs.org — Editor's note: As we approach the beginning of the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, Walter Zelman describes an effort he led during last year's initial open enrollment period to enroll students in the California State University (CSU) system in coverage.

The $500 Billion Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D

healthaffairs.org — A great deal of analysis has been published on the causes of the health care spending slowdown system-wide - including in the pages of Health Affairs . Much attention in particular has focused on the remarkable slowdown in Medicare spending over the past few years, and rightfully so: Spending per beneficiary actually shrank (!)

9 lessons Atul Gawande taught me about dying

vox.com — When I was a kid, I had an overwhelming fear of death. It was the kind of terror that you can't be talked down from, the kind of terror you can only hope to eventually learn to ignore. I became compulsive about avoiding the subject. I would close books when it came up.

Ron Klain is a great choice for Ebola czar

vox.com — Something I learned during the first two years of the Obama administration, when the staff infighting was at its worst: if you wanted to get somebody to say something nice, ask them about Ron Klain. if you want to get somebody to say something nice, ask them about Ron Klain Klain entered the administration as Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff.

What people get wrong about the Yes Means Yes law

vox.com — When I first looked at California's Yes Means Yes law, I thought it was ridiculous. The law redefines consent such that the everyday actions of loving couples would technically be unprosecuted assault. Meanwhile it did nothing to resolve the core problem in college sexual assault cases: one party says there was consent, the other party says there wasn't, and there's no clear way to settle the dispute.

The 2014 midterms, explained in 8 bits

vox.com — On November 4, 2014, a small fraction of Americans will vote in the midterm election. Polls consistently show Republicans are very likely to win the Senate and make gains in the House. But why?

Americans should panic about Ebola, but not because it threatens the United States

vox.com — Right now, the American people are getting two seemingly contradictory messages about the Ebola outbreak. Message 1: PANIC! Message 2: CALM DOWN! The tricky part is that both messages are true. Ebola's rampage across West Africa really is terrifying. With more than 8,000 infected and 4,000 killed, this is the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

"Yes Means Yes" is a terrible law, and I completely support it

vox.com — SB 697, California's " Yes Means Yes" law, is a terrible bill. But it's a necessary one. It tries to change, through brute legislative force, the most private and intimate of adult acts.
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The econ junkie's guide to where you should live (hint: not New York) bit.ly/1t6NEG8

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Our obsession with the Ottawa shooter's religion reveals more about us than about him: bit.ly/1t6M7zT

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The Hulkbuster vs. Hulk moment in the Age of Ultron trailer is pretty great: bit.ly/1pEnmFU

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Wendy Davis is running a bad campaign, but she'd be losing even if she ran a good campaign: bit.ly/1t6J62s

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This is an incredible thing for a former Goldman Sachs executive to say: bit.ly/1pEcCax

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There are thousands of immigrants working in forced labor in the United States: pocket.co/sDofQ

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American and Canadian outlets are covering the shooting in Ottawa very differently: bit.ly/1wkV5sV

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