Alexis Barrio

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Ebola czar to the rescue? Why the White House may soon retreat on a travel ban

The media wanted an Ebola czar, and got their way.<p>Now what? There are a growing number of media voices calling for a ban on travel from West Africa, and I believe they'll soon get their wish.<p>The White House has shifted into high gear on the Ebola crisis, and that means having the president appear …

The US Is Taking Full Advantage Of ISIS Fighters Gathering Around Kobani

"We have undertaken a coalition effort to degrade and destroy ISIL, and ISIL is presenting itself in major numbers in this place called Kobani," Kerry said during a trip to Indonesia. "It would be irresponsible of us, as well [as] morally very difficult, to turn your back on a community fighting …

Bill Clinton: Stop the Ebola 'blame game'

When it comes to Ebola, former President Bill Clinton says politicians and the media need to quit playing the "blame game."<p>Clinton, who was on the campaign trail in his home state of Arkansas, called on Sunday for politicians to stop taking to the airwaves to pin blame on others and instead work …

Ebola: A Virus to Make Leaders Healthy

Let us pause and reflect on the beauty and power of a contagion like Ebola. Before you just say Dowd is insane or making some sick joke, stick with me here while I try to explain how a terrible deadly virus like Ebola might be able to teach us something useful.<p>In this turbulent anxious crisis time …

In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama

CHICAGO (AP) — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply.<p>Across the country, far more …

Obama praises Supreme Court's gay marriage orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his …