Josh Marshall

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I've had a running series of exchanges and arguments with people who say: I'm no Ebola Truther but the folks down in Dallas clearly screwed things up so how are we supposed to trust the CDC not to goof nationwide. Here's my argument.

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From the Baton Rouge Advocate ...

Fears of a national Ebola epidemic hit close to home in Baton Rouge on Friday night, when a Police Department precinct on Highland Road evacuated about 30 officers after a man suffering from dementia walked in saying he needed medical attention.

Although there was no evidence that the man suffered from Ebola-like symptoms, miscommunication over his origins led to concerns that he could have contracted the disease in Africa, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.

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Pam Mazanec, a member of the Colorado state Board of Education currently leading the charge against those AP US History standards, apparently thinks that the US is one of the few countries to have abolished slavery.

Yes, we practiced slavery. But we also ended it voluntarily, at great sacrifice, while the practice continues in many countries still today! ... This is part of the argument that America is exceptional.

There's a new meme emerging on the right which I've noticed in the last 24 hours. It goes like this: The 'government' or President Obama promised Ebola wouldn't or couldn't get to the United States. But now it's here. So people, the argument goes, are rightly worried that the 'government' is lying to them or isn't telling them the whole story. In other words, when you see the next ignoramus on Fox News jonesing on about how he's not going to be a patsy for the virology elite, that's the story.

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Michigan Republicans send out flyer encouraging voters to harass candidate's bedridden mother, who's in hospice care, about Obamacare.

At first glance it looks like it could have been an accident. But the flyer's blaring headline reads "Obamacare and John Fisher Could Leave Us Bedridden."