Ebola Vaccine Finally Getting Tested Because Americans Freaked Out

There is an Ebola vaccine that is 100 percent effective on monkeys. It has sat on a shelf, untested and unavailable to humans, for nearly a decade, while thousands of Africans died of the virus, because drug research is expensive and who's gonna pay Big Pharma for all that risk? Dying Africans? It's market economics,… » 10/24/14 11:18am Friday 11:18am

New Batshit Theory: Obama's Ebola Czar Wants to Kill Us All

Ron Klain, the White House's new "Ebola Czar," is not a doctor. But he is a Democratic staffer. Who once offered a soundbite on the problems of overpopulation in an interview with his college alumni office. Do I have to spell it out for you? Fine. But first, grab some provisions and head to the fallout shelter. » 10/23/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

"Wanted" Posters Call for Vigilante Quarantine of NBC Ebola Doc

Dr. Nancy Snyderman—the NBC medical expert who was working in Liberia until a freelance cameraman working for her contracted Ebola—is currently under a mandatory quarantine after residents of Princeton, New Jersey recently witnessed her breaking a voluntary quarantine. At least one person wants to ensure Snyderman is… » 10/16/14 2:27pm 10/16/14 2:27pm

This Is How Whisper Is Tracking Its "Anonymous" Users

Whisper became a darling of the L.A. startup scene based on one simple premise: an app that lets you safely, anonymously share details of your life. But a new report from The Guardian shows the company has been covertly tracking the people who trust it most. » 10/16/14 2:27pm 10/16/14 2:27pm

The Day the Fan Stood Still: How the Scott-Crist Debate Explains Florida

Fangate, Fanghazi, @CCristFan. Whatever meme you choose today to braid into the long wild hair of Florida, Lady Liberty's abandoned enfant sauvage, it means the same thing: God detests this state and its people. » 10/16/14 12:44pm 10/16/14 12:44pm

From Miasma to Ebola: The History of Racist Moral Panic Over Disease

On October 1st, the New York Times published a photograph of a four-year-old girl in Sierra Leone. In the photograph, the anonymous little girl lies on a floor covered with urine and vomit, one arm tucked underneath her head, the other wrapped around her small stomach. Her eyes are glassy, returning the photographer's… » 10/15/14 4:58pm 10/15/14 4:58pm

South Carolina Governor Says CEOs Love the Confederate Flag

Last night, South Carolina's gubernatorial candidates debated how best to convince outsiders that South Carolina is not a backwards shithole. The libertarian—the libertarian!—agreed with the Democrat that ditching the Confederate flag would help. Nikki Haley disagreed, because FREE ENTERPRISE DISAGREES. » 10/15/14 3:13pm 10/15/14 3:13pm

Maybe We're Just Not Bombing ISIS Indiscriminately Enough

It's been more than two months since America started dropping laser-guided freedom all over the Islamic State. But for some reason, the flowers of liberty aren't blooming in all those new holes we've dug in Iraq and Syria. Perhaps it's because we should bomb more shit, say two experts in talking about bombing shit. » 10/15/14 11:22am 10/15/14 11:22am

NYT: U.S. Troops Got Untreated Illnesses From Iraqi Chemical Weapons

In bunkers now held by ISIS militants, and sometimes in streets emptied by bomb threats, scores of American service members secretly helped find and dispose of Saddam Hussein's aging chemical weapons. Now stateside, many troops are sick with mystery ailments the military has at times tried to conceal. » 10/14/14 10:12pm 10/14/14 10:12pm