A fact-free, postmodern make-it-up world by Victor Davis Hanson

Rejection of facts could prove lethal.

Do bothersome facts matter anymore?

Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the “Affordable Care Act” lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform.

The Islamic State is at times dubbed “jayvee,” a manageable problem and a dangerous enemy — or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week.

Some days Americans are told there is no reason to restrict connecting flights from Ebola-ravaged countries. Then, suddenly, entry from those countries is curtailed to five designated U.S. airports. Quarantines are both necessary and not so critical, as the administration weighs public concern versus politically correct worries over isolating Third World African countries.

Ebola is so hard to catch that there is no reason to worry about casual exposures to those without clear symptoms. However, then why do health authorities still try to hunt down anyone who had even a brief encounter with supposedly asymptomatic carriers?


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