Shikha Dalmia on Dumb Republican Calls for a Travel Ban to Fight Ebola


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Even before Thomas Eric Duncan, who was being treated in Dallas for Ebola, died on Wednesday and a nurse who was treating him contracted this terrible disease, Republicans were vying with each other to shame the Obama administration into implementing a travel ban against Ebola-affected countries. That wouldn't be an unreasonable suggestion if it could stop the spread of the disease. But the fact of the matter, writes Shikha Dalmia, is that it will do the opposite