ISIS is coming for you. Ebola is making its way across the borders. This season’s campaign ads (some of which include video from ISIS) have turned the ballot box into a panic room. From TNR, here’s how irrational fears shape elections.

+ Unlike most of us, Lewis Rubinson had something to be afraid of: “A few days after he accidentally stuck himself with a needle in an Ebola ward in Sierra Leone … his temperature topped 103 degrees.” From WaPo’s Frances Stead Sellers: Exposed.