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June 3rd, 2020
Police stand in rows on steps
By: Tim Worstall – washingtonexaminer.com – June 02, 2020 We can disagree, Left and Right, on how to handle the debate about racial justice spurred by the killing of George Floyd. But we should all be able to agree on at least one step forward: abolish police unions. I would argue, strongly, that it wasn’t racism (whether institutional or structural) that killed Floyd...
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May 22nd, 2020
Protestors in masks call for reopening Texas
By: Ben Crenshaw – wsj.com – May 18, 2020 The debate over reopening the economy has a peculiar characteristic: It breaks down almost entirely along political lines. Liberals emphasize the dangers of an open society, shaming those who want to go back to work. Conservatives argue the opposite. Red states are steadily reopening, while most blue states lag. House Democrats believe...
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May 21st, 2020
vaccine - vial & syringe
By: Merrill Matthews – thehill.com – May 20, 2020 When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, I will be one of the first in line. But the fact is U.S. adults tend to have low vaccination rates. If the government determines that vaccinations are essential to stemming the spread of the disease, would it – could it – mandate vaccination compliance?...
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May 21st, 2020
IPI logo square
By: Merrill Matthews – ipi.org – May 19, 2020 Two key statements stand out in a recent Wall Street Journal news story about New York’s decision to send patients with Covid-19 to their nursing homes. One is a quote from Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim, who represents Queens: “The state has failed to protect the lives of the most vulnerable members of our...
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May 12th, 2020
e Neguse Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Establish
By: Congressman Van Taylor and Congressman Joe Neguse – vantaylor.house.gov – April 29, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Van Taylor (R-TX-03) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO-02) announced the introduction of a bill establishing a Federal Commission to address the current shortcomings of the Strategic National Stockpile. Congressman Van Taylor (R-TX-03) said, “COVID-19 has presented an unprecedented threat and has impacted every facet of...
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May 7th, 2020
Lone woman in mask on train platform
By: Glenn Harlan Reynolds – usatoday.com – May 6, 2020 The novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, also known as COVID-19, is still spreading around the world. Even now, there are many things we don’t know: How fatal will it turn out to be when all the numbers are crunched? Did it escape from a Chinese lab? Can we make a vaccine?...
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April 28th, 2020
Police state?
By: Dennis Prager – townhall.com – April 28, 2020 All my life, I have dismissed paranoids on the right (“America is headed to communism”) and the left (“It can happen here” — referring to fascism). It’s not that I’ve ever believed liberty was guaranteed. Being familiar with history and a pessimist regarding the human condition, I never believed that. But...
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April 28th, 2020
Coronavirus Testing sign w arrow
By: Scott Atlas – nypost.com – April 26, 2020 The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been enormous, and New York has suffered more than anywhere else in the world. Compared as a separate country, the New York area would rank, by far, as No. 1 for deaths per capita. The New York-New Jersey-Connecticut tri-state area accounts for approximately 60 percent...
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April 27th, 2020
Woman walks past park sign w COVID19 warning
By: Andrew C. McCarthy – nationalreview.com – April 25, 2020 There is never a good time for a pandemic, but an election year in a deeply divided country is an especially bad time. Everything is politicized. I would add that even science is politicized, but that would suggest that this was something new. Sadly, we’re inured to the politicization of science,...
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April 27th, 2020
Steinberg's America
By: Bret Stephens – nytimes.com – april 24, 2020 In 1976, the artist Saul Steinberg drew a cover for The New Yorker — “View of the World from Ninth Avenue” — that became an instant classic. You know the one: Manhattan heavily in the foreground, the Hudson River, a brownish strip called “Jersey,” the rest of the America vaguely in the distance....
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