There was a moment last spring when it looked as if the Ebola outbreak in West Africa might have been controlled. But the moment was lost and the virus came roaring back, having now killed more than 7,800 people. What went wrong. Via the New York Times.
The year of unconventional wisdom: 2014 was a year, like most years, when the Beltway pundits, and nearly everyone else, get it wrong. Via the National Journal.
Should there be a special prosecutor whenever the police are involved in the death of a civilian? Via the New Yorker.
The tragedy of the American military: James Fallows writes in the Atlantic that the politicians and public will do everything for the military except take it seriously.
Obama says on NPR that America is less racially divided than it was in 2008. Via the Washington Post.
What is Paul Krugman afraid of? Ezra Klein wanted to know, so he asked. Via Vox.
Kathleen Sebelius looks back on the fight for Obamacare – and says it was good. Via Politico.