"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 Thursday 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 Thursday 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 Thursday 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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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

Abortions and Penis Fetishes: Is This the World's Worst Televangelist?

In the televangelism world, Ernest Angley used to be a big deal, up there with Oral Roberts and Jimmy Swaggart. But the 93-year-old's Grace Cathedral seems quaint and a little creepy now. A new investigation says that might have to do with Angley's weird encroachments into his flock's sexual and reproductive lives. » 10/14/14 12:34pm 10/14/14 12:34pm

Kim Jong-un Reappears After Six Week Absence Sporting Cane and Smile

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has been a no-show at public events in the country since Sept. 3, appeared to return to the public eye Tuesday with photos of him touring building projects running on the front page of North Korea's daily, Rodong Sinmun. His limp of mysterious provenance was also back, along with a… » 10/14/14 10:23am 10/14/14 10:23am