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Making Sense by Michael Reagan To quarantine or not to quarantine? That is the legal and medical question of the hour. Should the good people coming back to the USA after helping fight Ebola in West Africa be forced to undergo a 21-day quarantine? The defense department obviously thinks so. It has announced that all […]

SAN FRANCISCO — As the Giants and the Royals went at it, the bigger game for some fans took place in the hours before the first World Series pitch, playing baseball’s season ticket-holder roulette. Thanks to sanctioned reselling online — via StubHub in baseball, Ticketmaster in the NFL, as well as through eBay and other […]

Remarkable new wonder drugs have caused a new confrontation over pricing wars between manufacturers and health plans, now reaching a fever pitch over hepatitis C treatments from Gilead. Unfortunately, rather than the industry players settling the issue through negotiation, health plans are turning to Congress to step in and arbitrarily limit prices, which could undermine […]

My mother was 13 years old, the oldest child in her family, the day the health department nailed the quarantine notice on her front door. It was late in the summer of 1951. My mother’s younger sister, Cecelia, was just beginning the eighth grade when she came home from school with a high temperature, feeling […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Here it comes. Creeping down dark alleys. Overturning garbage cans and spooking black cats. The scariest day of the year. With the exception of your next birthday, that is. Halloween. All Hallow’s Eve. The night preceding All Saint’s Day. Time to carve a gourd. Besides being an excellent excuse to […]

I wasn’t in favor of shutting of travel to Ebola countries until Rwanda and Tanzania started screening travelers from Texas. You never know what kind of crazy viruses could spread. The last thing developing nations need is an epidemic of Yee Haw conservatism from the likes of Texas congressman Louie Gohmert. People have gone a […]

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  Conspiracy theories are easy to make up. They all follow the same formula: An omnipotent force wills it, everybody is in on it, it takes place perfectly and no one else will tell you this. Throw in some cherry-picked numerical clues based on arbitrary weights and measurements, and there it is: fodder for the […]

Why would Republicans John McCain and Jack Kingston be so stupid as to call for Obama to recruit a “Czar” to coordinate government medical and communication efforts in the Ebola imbroglio? Minimizing Obama’s true breach of his oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” is not to be taken lightly. Conservatives […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is — except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is. Now the Canadians know it, too. On Wednesday one of their fellow citizens who had just converted to Islam and wanted to go overseas and join ISIS donned a dark jacket and […]