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In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, Gordon Kamara, left, is sprayed by Konah Deno after they loaded six patients suspected to have been infected by the Ebola virus into their ambulance in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia. *AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

It’s the Ebola incompetence, stupid

There are a few things in the world that we know for sure, including the existence of Ebola, what those infected go through, and the fact that, as of now, there is no cure or official universal treatment that mitigate its fatality rate said to be around 70 percent.

Illustration of Charles Hagel by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

BABBIN: The Pentagon’s war on the global climate

The Pentagon’s “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap,” published last week, demonstrates how thoroughly and deeply liberal “climate change” ideology is being embedded in our military establishment.

Illustration on U. S. Ebola preparedness by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

BURR: Making Ebola preparedness a priority

It is unsettling that in discussing shortfalls in the federal government’s response to the Ebola crisis, some Beltway observers have resorted to the traditional Washington shell game: blame the budget.

Illustration on the dangers of the ucontroled southern border by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

McCAUL: Securing the border to keep Americans safe

Over the past few months, Americans have witnessed the many threats the United States faces. It is my job as the chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee to help keep these threats out of the country.

Pumped up: Salym Petroleum Development workers soon could be drilling for shale, or tight, oil. A venture between Gazprom Neft and Shell have announced plans to drill the first horizontal appraisal well in Russia. (Associated Press)

MOORE: Oil, the real economic stimulus

American workers and motorists got some badly needed relief last week when the price of oil plunged to its lowest level in years. The oil price has fallen by about 20 percent since its peak back in June of $105 a barrel.

Illustration by TOM,Trouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands

SADAR: Backward to the future

The message is clear from the mounds of People’s Climate March literature littering the landscape: “Progressives” want to take us back to the “good old days,” when life was brutal, banal and brief.

Illustration on the political abandonment of the failing Obama administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ALLARD: Fleeing the Leaky Ship Obama

Call it a sign of the times. Like when Ben Affleck was so conflicted recently about the Islamist threat that he raised doubts about whether he had actually watched “Argo,” the blockbuster he produced and starred in about how the CIA used trickery to rescue Americans from Tehran.

FILE - This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus. In a second, smaller Ebola outbreak, at least 69 people, including eight health workers, are believed to have been infected according to a study that was led by the World Health Organization and researchers from France and Canada and published online Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, by the New England Journal of Medicine. The outbreak that began in July in the Democratic Republic of Congo is similar to earlier ones in that central African region, genetic testing of viruses shows. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control, File)

CHARLES: Ebola, more vital facts untold

With countless unknowns surrounding the recent discovery, transmission, infection rates, and potentially exponential growth of Ebola in the United States in the months ahead, trust is vital.

The deadly virus in the electorate

- The Washington Times

Sometimes incompetence gets its due reward. No one has to accuse Barack Obama of spreading the Ebola virus. The incompetence of this administration is there for everyone to see, and suffer. “Leading from behind” works no better against a deadly virus than it has against evil in the Middle East and greedy ambition in Ukraine.

Illustration on income inequality by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

FEIN: In praise of income inequality

Simple justice dictates that economic prosperity turn on individual skill, foresight, industry and risk-taking — traits which vary across the broad spectrum of the human species like a bell-shaped curve.

March for Life vs. Obamacare Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

MONAHAN: Obamacare, or abortion care?

For almost 41 years, my organization has hosted a rally and march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Perhaps you have seen us — as the largest pro-life gathering in the world.

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Blowing billions

Spending $17.9 trillion is hard work. Dispensing cash at a rate of $1 million per hour would require 2,040 years to rack up a sum as large as the national debt. It's not that big-spending bureaucrats are lazy, but that their hard work has created their own special expertise at wasting money.

This undated handout photo provided by Revolution shows Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.   A longtime Democratic operative, Klain was tasked Friday by President Barack Obama with running the government's response to the Ebola crisis. (AP Photo/Revolution)

Ebola crisis needs more than a bureaucrat czar

President Obama's confused and timid response to the Ebola crisis has done nothing to calm the fear that stalks America, and choosing a well-connected Democratic lawyer, lobbyist and what the White House calls "an implementation expert" isn't likely to make anyone feel better. Ronald A. Klain has no medical, scientific, public health or administrative experience to become the nation's Ebola czar.

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to members of the media in Raleigh, N.C. In a letter dated Oct. 6 to French officials, McCrory said the plain packaging proposal may detract from more effective ways of curbing cigarette use. The French bill requiring neutral cigarette packs by 2016 is slated for debate in French Parliament next year. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Races for the statehouse

With little mystery about the prospects of continued Republican control of the House of Representatives, attention is focused on the Senate, where there is a lot of uncertainty. This focus gives short shrift to the important races for the statehouses, where Democrats are looking for bright spots but where the Republicans may produce several surprises.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Knife Fights'

Writing a book about formulating military doctrine for a general audience is no easy task, but Army Lt. Col. John Nagl (retired) has mastered the challenge.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Iran undeterred by potential retaliation

Recently, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, which thoroughly investigated the Iranian nuclear development program, concluded that Iran is in fact developing nuclear weapons. The evidence, including satellite images, overwhelmingly points to the manufacture of nuclear weapons in the short term, probably on the order of a number of months to a year. U.S. intelligence information corroborates this assessment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't forget other fumbled virus

While the nation focuses on Ebola and the Islamic State, little attention is paid to Enterovirus EV-D68, which may have been responsible for seven deaths to date. Our children are the primary victims of this deadly and debilitating disease, which affects the respiratory system, especially in those children with asthmatic conditions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GOP needs better funding to win

While President Obama does not actually do his job as president, at least he, along with the Clintons, Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others, does diligently raise campaign funds for Democratic candidates. For Mr. Obama to cash a paycheck is tantamount to stealing, yet Democratic leaders focus strongly on retaining control of the nation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Wage gap' doesn't hold up

Actress Emma Watson recently delivered a speech to raise awareness of the HeForShe global campaign. Miss Watson's talk was well-received and free of the man-hating rhetoric with which feminism has become associated. However, Miss Watson, like most intellectuals in society, has decided to masquerade her political agenda as economic fact.