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Robert Herriman

Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show on http://1380thebiz.com/ Follow @bactiman63

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 8th, 2016
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New Hampshire Republican debate summary: Bullet-point format

The top seven candidates for the Republican nomination for President met Saturday night in New Hampshire just days ahead of the first in the nation primary. Here I want to summarize my observations of the debate More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Trump: Can we now stop calling her a ‘voice’ of the Tea Party?

People close to me heard me rail against Sarah Palin’s Tea Party cred for years, much like I have against other frauds like Sean Hannity and Marco Rubio. photo donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com She has More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
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Glenn Beck turns on Rick Santorum: ‘You’re dead to us’

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has drawn the ire of the crew of the Glenn Beck Radio Program. Image/Video Screen Shot Santorum, who has running for President for years now, ticked off Beck et al More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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Hillary Clinton the most interventionist, Rand Paul the least

John Quincy Adams, as Secretary of State in 1821 said the following: “Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Chris Christie wants to ‘run the country’, Does that line up with the Constitution?

Fidel Castro runs his country. Kim Jong Un runs his country. I could go on, but you get the point. photo/donkeyhotey Although he is not alone in this ambition and power among candidates, Democrat or Republican, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Ted Cruz: Peeling back the layers of a politician

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is known generally as a small government conservative and has garnered great support, including from the cast of the Glenn Beck Radio Show, who sing the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 28th, 2015
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What do I want from the President?

With 2016 literally right around the corner and the Iowa caucus commencing in February, I believe it’s important that every citizen truly examine what they expect from the federal elected officials. Here I More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 4th, 2015
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Tularemia in the US: Increase in cases, different states hardest hit

During the last decade (2001-2010), their were a total of 1,208 human tularemia cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (an average of 120/year). Public domain image/Jon Sullivan via Wikimedia More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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Guatemala: Locally acquired Zika virus infection confirmed

Following earlier reports on Outbreak News Today of local transmission of Zika virus in El Salvador, Mexico and Paraguay, the World Health Organization reports receiving notification of a laboratory-confirmed autochthonous More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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Brucella outbreak reported in Blagoevgrad district, Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency is reporting another outbreak of brucellosis in the southwest of the country, according to a Focus Information Agency report Friday. Officials say the outbreak located in the village More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Philippines: Dozens sickened at Guimaras school, tainted Cassava cake blamed

Some 31 students at the Suclaran National High School in barangay San Lorenzo on the island of Guimaras were sickened late last week and officials are pointing fingers at a Cassava cake that was served at the More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Terrorism: Factoids and Top 10 countries impacted

The Institute for Economics and Peace just recently published the 3rd edition of the Global Terrorism Index. The report provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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Zika confirmed in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has confirmed at least five cases of infection with the mosquito borne virus, Zika virus, in the region of the Caribbean, although they did not specify which countries More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Thailand dengue cases up an additional 5,000, Actor Por Sahawong in coma

The dengue fever outbreak in Thailand has grown by another 5,000 cases during the past week, according to the Thai Bureau of Epidemiology’s (BOE) latest data. Through November 8, health officials put the case More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Ted Cruz: Does he believe in bailouts or not?

While the talking heads continue to praise the debating prowess of Sen Marco Rubio and Sen Ted Cruz, some of the details of what was said last night has been glossed over. I want to look at Ted Cruz’s views More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Marco Rubio waves his ‘neocon’ flag at debate

An interesting exchange occurred at last night’s Republican debate contrasting two very different views on spending and foreign affairs between Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. Caricature More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 9th, 2015
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Mozambique: Tainted beer, not deliberate poisoning killed dozens after a January funeral

After a lengthy investigation and laboratory analysis, health officials in Mozambique have determined that 75 people that were killed and another 150 were sickened not by deliberate poisoning but by contaminated More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 9th, 2015
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Marco Rubio will have to explain immigration bill: Paul

During an interview with CNN’s State of the Union Jake Tapper Sunday, Republican Senator and Presidential candidate Rand Paul told the host that rival Marco Rubio would have to explain the immigration bill More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 9th, 2015
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Rand Paul reiterates ‘neoconservative’ label for Clinton, Rubio

Just two days after telling MSNBC’s Chris Matthews,  “I think Hillary Clinton is a neocon” because of her foreign policy history, Kentucky Senator and Republic presidential candidate Rand Paul stressed More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 7th, 2015
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‘Hillary Clinton is a neocon’: Rand Paul compares Marco Rubio’s foreign policy to Clinton’s

Kentucky Senator and Republican Presidential candidate, Rand Paul, who was campaigning in South Carolina Friday, made a surprise appearance at the “First in the South” Democratic presidential forum at More...

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