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The Ebola Panic Panic

online.wsj.com — As if Ebola weren't bad enough, "psychologists are increasingly concerned about another kind of contagion, whose symptoms range from heightened anxiety to avoidance of public places to full-blown hysteria," the New York Times reports. There's a third problem as well. Anxiety over anxiety over Ebola is growing, and in some quarters it has developed into an honest-to-God Ebola panic panic.

The Carney Paradox

online.wsj.com — CNN has been canceling programs and cutting payroll left and right. We just hope the network keeps Jay Carney around. The former White House press secretary, who joined CNN last month as an on-air analyst, has managed to provide us with some cerebral entertainment-and we didn't even have to watch CNN.

No Justice, No Problem

online.wsj.com — Leave it to Ezra Klein to strike a contrarian pose while toeing the politically correct line. Here's the headline of the Vox.com editor's much-discussed article the other day: " 'Yes Means Yes' Is a Terrible Law, and I Completely Support It."

‘Coalition’ of the Unwilling

online.wsj.com — In March 2003, as America was undertaking a war in Iraq and John Kerry* was preparing a presidential campaign, Kerry gave a speech in which he disparaged U.S. allies as "a coalition of the coerced and the bribed."

Best of the Web Today: The Wheel Thing - WSJ - WSJ

online.wsj.com — The Washington Post calls it "one of the nastiest campaign ads you will ever see." (Hope springs eternal.) It's for Wendy Davis, the state senator who is the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas and is heavily disfavored for an office her party hasn't won since 1990.

Democratics Anonymous

online.wsj.com — The front-page story in Wednesday's New York Times hardly qualified as news: "In This Election, Obama's Party Benches Him." Reporter Jonathan Martin described the president as "an isolated political figure who is viewed as a liability to Democrats in the very states where voters by the thousands had once stood to cheer him."

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Questioning Panetta’s Patriotism

Hurry Up and Wait

Early Goating - WSJ

online.wsj.com — This seems a bit premature: "With control of the Senate in jeopardy, some Democrats are eyeing potential scapegoats: Obama's low approval rating; low turnout from Hispanic voters; overly centrist messaging; and the media, to name just a few," the Hill reports.
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Oct 20, 2014

RT @Emory_Bored: @jamestaranto I like the way he thinks. Still, I think he's calling Kentucky a little closer than it's likely to be.

Oct 20, 2014

I guess the Hawaii, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Senate races are still too close to call. dailykos.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @AsheSchow: Wow she hit all the SEO in that speech MT @washingtonpost: Monica Lewinsky: "I was patient zero" for viral Internet scandals

Oct 20, 2014

RT @carlmnelson: At the losing ceremony for Chelsea Film Festival with Gran Preix winner @SunBeltExpress @churchstreettVern pic.twitter.com/OqiRi2d1s7

Oct 19, 2014

How can somebody have "no preference" regarding the pronunciation of his name? How does he introduce himself? mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/us/…

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