This is when reporters get me upset

So you lazy reporter (Jad Mouawad, the friggin “airline correspondent”), you can’t actually name a single member of Congress  or the administration who wants a travel ban.  Why write the article?  Why push to get it on the front page?  The more coverage you give this ludicrous idea, the more some enterprising right-wing Congressperson says “Hey I can get publicity for myself by being outrageous, just like Bobby Jindal… I’ll be interviewed by Jad Mouawad no less!”

So far, only one case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States, but pressure is coming from some members of Congress and from elsewhere for the administration to adopt a more forceful posture.

via Health Officials Promise Extra Airport Screening for Ebola –

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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