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It’s clear that Obama’s presidency is largely about adhering to intellectual rigor regardless of the public’s emotional needs. It didn’t require extraordinary foresight to anticipate the public freak out to Ebola once the infection spread beyond Thomas Eric Duncan. This required more of Obama than he seemed to recognize. But he was hampered by the same things that plagued him in formulating a response to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the chemical weapons attacks in Syria, the Islamic State, the rollout of, and even the shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo. Take a look for yourself.

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