So, that happened: Ebola has come to America, but that disease has nothing on the viral spread of harum-scarum Ebola hype from the media and politicians. Can we develop a resistance? Meanwhile, the Supreme Court greeted a host of marriage equality bans with a big ol’ Kanye shrug, letting the sound of wedding bells resound. And, finally, if you’re preparing to greet Columbus Day with a soupçon of liberal guilt, why not instead get behind the only holiday that exclusively celebrates failing upwards?
So, that happened: The 2014 election is right around the corner, and HuffPost Pollster’s Mark Blumenthal says it’s “gut check time” for the media’s polling wonks. Meanwhile, far from the hullabaloo of the midterms, WikiLeaks Julian Assange lies dreaming in the Ecuadorean Embassy. HuffPost’s own Ryan Grim paid him a visit. And remember how we defended the Secret Service last week? Well, funny story…
So, that happened: The long-promised airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria began this week as an uninterested Congress crossed their fingers and left town. But not before they held hearings on whether the Secret Service could have done a better job protecting the White House from a guy with a pocketknife. Meanwhile, President Obama’s attempt to crack down on tax dodgers was challenged by the conservative canard-waving…Bill Clinton?
So, that happened: The NFL’s scandals reminded lawmakers how much they love showering benefits on rich people who don’t need help. Newt Gingrich took a break from paying down all his campaign debt. And U.S. poverty declined by 0.5 percent, prompting policymakers to break out the champagne.
But he didn’t, so he died.