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A political crisis called Ebola
A political crisis called Ebola

Until last week, Ebola was merely a humanitarian disaster and a threat to global health. Now it's a U.S. political crisis too. And that's not just because of the heightened vitriol between the two parties in an election year. The Obama administration's handling of the Ebola crisis has prompted legitimate questions. “We will stop it in its tracks,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, promised two weeks ago, after a Liberian man in Dallas became the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. But the disease wasn't stopped in its tracks. The bungling wasn't only at the local level; someone at...