COVID-19 (page 31)

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    Civil society’s vital role in addressing COVID-19

    Ryan Streeter and David Wilde explain at Real Clear Policy why response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires a strong civil society. The spirit of American volunteerism has been on display from the very beginning of the coronavirus crisis: Medical workers have flocked to virus hotspots to help; scientists…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2020
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    The COVID-19 lockdown and socialism

    Paul Kupiec of the American Enterprise Institute compares our current economic conditions to those in societies some left-wing partisans want to emulate. The last three months in America provide a taste of life in a socialist economy. State governments have restricted businesses operations — often arbitrarily — while…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2020
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    Small businesses threatened by the COVID-19 response

    Lisa Beilfuss‘ cover story for the latest Barron’s focuses on the challenges facing American small businesses in the pandemic’s wake. The owner of Diamond Dental Lab in Des Plaines, Ill., furloughed his staff of nine in late March after the state ordered dental practices to close for all…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on President Trump’s threat to move the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte. The Daily Journal explains why the world’s foremost “rational optimist” is touting innovation as a key to recovery from COVID-19.
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2020
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    Martin Center column ponders college’s value during a crisis

    Chloe Anagnos argues in a Martin Center column that young Americans “don’t need college” during a time of crisis. The American economy is deteriorating “with alarming speed,” Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell said recently, signaling that the government’s response to COVID-19 put people in a difficult financial situation.
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online feature

    John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s response to COVID-19 fails to address urgent needs.
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2020
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    “Americans are not rallying around Donald Trump during the pandemic”

    That’s the headline of a recent article in the Economist. It goes on to say, “His approval ratings have been remarkably flat compared with those of other leaders—and past American presidents,” and it provides this chart:  …
    Jon Guze, May 22, 2020
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    Could continued COVID-19 shutdown lead to a ‘mass casualty incident’?

    Tyler Olson writes at FoxNews.com about medical concerns surrounding the preferred government response to COVID-19. More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the “national shutdown” aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling the widespread state orders…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2020