iOS app Android app More
October 22, 2014

Ebola Hysteria Fever: A Real Epidemic

Doing something stupid is not always better than doing nothing. And imposing a travel ban is high on the list of stupid things. The travel banners may have enormous faith in the competence of government, but as a practical matter a travel ban will not keep everyone who has been to Liberia out of the country. People will come through third countries and simply lie about their travel history. Passport marks will be smudged or removed. Travel banners may have great confidence in the ability of our immigration authorities to prevent such trickery, but those of us in the real world know that many people will slip by. And, thanks to the travel banners, these people who may have been exposed to Ebola will be hiding from the health authorities because they have broken the law to get into the country. Now isn't that a great way to control the virus?

Ben Bradlee, Editor Who Led Watergate And Pentagon Papers Coverage, Dies

Ben Bradlee
Chris Felver via Getty Images

'The Most Charismatic And Consequential Newspaper Editor Of Postwar America'...

CIA Chief's Pal Vetting CIA Torture Probe

Denis Mcdonough

More Politics
I'm No Scientist, But.. Failed Disclosure.. Palin Family Brawl.. No Love For Cuomo.. Botched Snitch..

Giants Steamroll Royals In World Series Opener

Giants Royals

More Sports
Peyton's Record.. Outrageous Claim.. Dig At Favre.. Trolling Fans.. 'Ugly' Locker Room

Red Cross: Ebola Travel Bans Are Ineffective, Irrational

Ebola Travel Bans

More WorldPost
Umbrella Art!.. Iran's Pledge.. Francis' Modern Family.. Smog Marathon.. Donetsk Blast.. Weak West?

Michael Brown's Autopsy Reveals New Details About Case

Michael Brown

More Crime
Too Big To Jail.. Jodi Trial.. Nude Teacher.. Infants In U-Haul.. Haunted House Death.. Porn Justice..

There's Still Too Much Incentive For Companies To Do Tax Inversions

Chiquita Bananas
Bloomberg via Getty Images

More Business
Chipotle Doing What?.. Ben & Jerry's FIght.. Wealth Vanishing.. White Privilege Stunner.. McDonald's :(

Kansans Are Moderate As Hell And They're Not Going To Take It Anymore

Paul Davis

Joni Ernst Caught Filing False Financial Reports

Joni Ernst
Tom Williams via Getty Images

HORRIFYING: Man On Fire Runs Through Brooklyn

Man On Fire
ABC New York

Who Were The Victims Of The Accused Indiana Serial Killer?

Anith Jones

Famed Texas Oilman Dies

Nelson Bunker Hunt
Central Press via Getty Images

Bristol Palin Allegedly Details Brawl In New Audio

Bristol Palin
Todd Williamson/Invision/AP

Leading Voter ID 'Intellectual' Zeroes In On Another Way To Restrict Voting

John Fund

Scott Brown Denies His Own Claim That ISIS Could Sneak Across Border

Scott Brown New Hampshire
Bill Clark via Getty Images

GOP Gov Wants To Help Uninsured After Vetoing Bill That Would Have

Paul Lepage

Things Are Improving For LGBT Students, But They're Still Really Bad

School Lockers
Comstock Images via Getty Images

More Gay Voices
Madonna's 'Sex' Gets Reimagined.. NYC's First Transgender Firefighter.. 'Ex-Gay' Awareness Month

Dem In Tough Senate Race 'Absolutely' Stands By Obamacare

Jeanne Shaheen
Boston Globe via Getty Images

A House Race That Seems Like A TV Drama

Carl Demaio
Tom Williams via Getty Images

It's Probably Not The Best Idea To Insult Voters When You're Trying To Win A Close Election

Sharon Day Rnc Insults Wisconsin Voters

Accused Murderer Walks Free Thanks To A Botched Jailhouse Informant Program


FBI: 3 Denver Girls Stopped In Germany Possibly Aimed To Join ISIS


Before And After Photos Show The Devastating Toll Of Kobani Fighting

Cars After

Ferguson Protesters Brace For Bad News In Michael Brown Case

Scott Olson via Getty Images

Michele Bachmann May Be An ISIS Target

Michele Bachmann
Tom Williams via Getty Images

Teen Dies After Heart Stops In Haunted House

Christian Benge

Plea Deal Expected In Killing Of Popular Teacher

Sherry Arnold

Congress Puts Heat On Jimmy John's Controversial Labor Agreement

U.S. Captures Mexican Drug Kingpin

Mexico Drug Violence

Tool To Combat Sexual Assault Gets A Critical Boost From Survivors

Jessica Ladd
Sexual Health Innovations

Christie 'Tired Of Hearing About' Minimum Wage

Chris Christie
Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Mortgage Industry Is Trying To Bring Back 2007


Next Time Someone Says 'White Privilege Isn't Real,' Show Them This

Social Mobility
Reeves and Sawhill

Threat Of Massacre By ISIS Returns For Yazidis On Mount Sinjar

Sinjar Oct
Khazar Fatemi/Vimeo Screengrab

NBC Cameraman Is Free Of Ebola

Mukpo Pic

ISIS Fighters Pick Up Weapons Airdropped By U.S.-Led Coalition


Michael Sam CUT

Michael Sam

Former NYT Executive Editor Reveals New Venture

Jill Abramson
Lisa Lake via Getty Images

More Media
Maddow's AMAZING List.. Media Shakeup!.. Trouble For NBC News.. POWERFUL Meredith Vieira

Porn Production Moratorium Lifted After HIV Testing

Porn Production

Follow HuffPost

    1. HuffPost
    2. Home
    1. HuffPost
    2. Home
    1. Most Popular on HuffPost
    2. Latest News
    3. Home
    4. View all RSS feeds

WATCH: Mormon Church Reveals The Truth Behind 'Magical Underwear'

Mormon Underwear
YouTube/Mormon Newsroom

More Religion
Religions Ebola Prep.. Hillsong Church.. Voodou.. Interfaith.. 'Looking Jewish'.. Houston Sermons

WATCH: Annie Lennox Opens Up About Her Criticism Of Beyonce

Annie Lennox

More HuffPost Live
Relationship Red Flags.. 'Scandal' Star.. 'Homeland' Got Cringeworthy.. Near-Death Experience

WATCH: Older Boxer Knocks Out Young Tough Guy


'Django Unchained' Actress And Boyfriend Charged With Lewd Conduct

Daniele Watts

More Entertainment
McConaughey On Redskins.. Shia Stalked Alec.. 'Django' Actress Charged.. Mindy Defense.. GoT

Nazi U-Boat, Freighter Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

With permission from Ed Caram

More Science
Fusion Breakthrough?.. Ice Princess.. 'Death Star' Moon.. Huge Ancient Roos.. Why Pizza Tastes Good

Kirk Cameron's Bizarre Reason For Celebrating Halloween

Kirk Cameron Actor
Chris Maddaloni via Getty Images

Deep-Fried Candy Corn Is Terrifying... And Tempting

Candy Corn
bhofack2 via Getty Images

More Taste
Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipes.. Ultimate Grilled Cheese.. Celebrity Chefs, Ranked..Coffee Grinds

Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Dolls Following Angry Mom's Petition

Walter White Doll
Screenshot/Toys R Us

More Parents
Kate Due Date.. Week's Best Tweets.. Dumb Decisions.. Trendy Baby Girl Names.. Costumes For Twins

Famed Elvis Photographer Dies

Alfred Wertheimer
Hannelore Foerster via Getty Images

WATCH: 'Dawson's Creek' ...With Dachshunds

Dachshunds Creek

More Comedy
Photo Op Gone Wrong.. Nice Things Said Angrily.. Halloween Costume'd Pets.. Oliver Rips Supremes

Jane Goodall's Chimpanzees Make It Onto Google Street View

Chimpanzee Street View
Google Street View

Google Makes Super-Subtle Change To Stephen Colbert's Search Results

Stephen Colbert Google

More Tech
Spotify Playlists.. Snaphat Ads.. Quit Facebook..New iPads.. Mac Update.. Phone Addicts.. Creepy Twitter

3 Yoga Poses To Try Before Bed

Yoga Bed
Tetra Images via Getty Images

More OWN
Best Sources Of Iron.. Stop Your Indecision.. Carmen Electra On Simon Cowell.. Secretly Sugary Foods

The Worst Places To Be During The Zombie Apocalypse


More Weird
Porn Moratorium Lifted.. Wild NY Horses.. Halloween.. Urban Legends.. Girl In Ex's Chimney

26 Recipes That Prove Chocolate And Peanut Butter Are The Ultimate Couple

Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Mindy Kaling Defends Controversial Anal Sex Episode

Mindy Kaling
Ray Tamarra via Getty Images

Puppy-Sized Spider Make Us Want To Scream

Huge Spider
Piotr Naskrecki / Minden Pictures

How Oscar de la Renta Made Brides Fall In Love Again

Oscar De La Renta Wedding Dress

More Weddings
Unplugged Weddings.. Beautiful Backs.. Awkward Pics.. Love Note From Hubby.. Broadway Surprise

8 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Movie Buffs

American Summer
USA Films

What A Panic Attack Feels Like

Panic Attack
Alissa Scheller/The Huffington Post

More Healthy Living
Exercises You're Not Doing.. Face Fears.. Going To Work Sick.. Train Your Brain.. Accept Change

This Chart Makes A Pretty Good Point About Famous People

Doghouse Diaries

It's Not Just You. Airline Tickets Are Getting Pricier

Jetblue Plane
Bloomberg via Getty Images

More Travel
Hidden Treasure Towns.. Budget Spots.. Best Bike Rides.. 2015's #1 Spot.. Tipping Guide.. Scariest Road

Grandma Going Through Chemo Knits Herself A Head Of Hair

Rosemary Capitolo

More Fifty
Top Anti-Aging Tips.. How To Enjoy Cruising Lifestyle.. 10 Online Dating Tips.. Oscar De La Renta Death

How Hip-Hop Can Help Shape Marijuana Policy

Wiz Khalifa
Frazer Harrison via Getty Images

More Black Voices
Hannibal's Cosby Rape Joke.. Best Black Sitcoms.. Nas & Diddy Team Up.. New Face On SNL..

Taylor Swift: 'I'm Not Gonna Let Them Make Me Have A Meltdown'

Taylor Swift Meltdown
Marc Piasecki via Getty Images

More Celebrity
Pregnant Blake Pics.. JLaw Wows In White.. Kerry Talks Sex.. Kim K Facts.. WHOA THERE, Maitland

How 2 Months Of Travel Changed This Family Forever

Letting Go
Nancy Letsinger

Study Suggests This Food May Help Ward Off Alzheimer's

Nuts And Superfoods
Trinette Reed via Getty Images

WATCH: Aziz Ansari's Ridiculous 'Sesame Street' Performance

Aziz Ansari Sesame Street
Sesame Street / YouTube

John Oliver Rips Nightmarish U.S. Visa Policy


5 Plot Holes You Never Noticed In 'Star Wars'

Terry O'Neill via Getty Images

Chickens Really Don't Look Like They Used To

Poultry Science

Study Uncovers Concerning Trend In College Students' Sex Lives


Meet Your (New) Favorite Player In The World Series

Hunter Pence
Christian Petersen via Getty Images

Stone May Answer A Nearly 2,000 Year-Old Question

Jerusalem Stone
MENAHEM KAHANA via Getty Images

How Chipotle Revolutionized The Way We Eat