The Politics of Ebola

(Washington, DC) – When FLATLINEgov first reported on the African Ebola outbreak on August 6, there had been 1,700 cases reported, 900 of whom died. America’s public health officials assured average, ordinary, everyday Americans that they had nothing to fear from Ebola. Two months later, average, ordinary, everyday Americans can see just how wrong the…

Spain Still Searching for Clues 30 Years after Incendiary Incident

(Figueres, Spain) – This quiet Spanish town, located just 86 miles from Barcelona, may be closer to solving a mystery that’s 30 years in the making. And that prospect is generating lots of interest – and lots of heat. Figueres is the birthplace – and the final resting place – of Salvador Dalí, the late…

European Towns Cope with Centuries-Old Offensive Names

(Paris, France) – If you suddenly found out your town’s name – a name going back for centuries – was offensive to a particular religious or ethnic group, would you change it? Maybe. Maybe not. Such is the discussion over France’s La Mort aux Juifs, a tiny hamlet a mere 70 miles from Paris. The…