COVID-19 (page 97)

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    N.C. no trailblazer in reopening much of the economy by Memorial Day

    Cassidy Morrison of the Washington Examiner reports that most states are moving toward an end of government lockdowns in time for the unofficial start of summer. Every state will have partially lifted restrictions by Memorial Day, even though most have not seen the downward trend of new daily…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2020
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    Florida governor deserves apology for COVID-19 criticism

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online peruses the Florida governor’s much-criticized plan for addressing COVID-19 concerns. A couple of months ago, the media, almost as one, decided that Governor Ron DeSantis was a public menace who was going to get Floridians killed with his lax response to the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on details of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Phase 2 reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal exposes the false choice between public health and economic growth in the debate over reopening.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2020
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    UNC economist Zelder offers six reasons to end N.C. lockdown

    Hours before Gov. Roy Cooper announced plans to move North Carolina into Phase 2 of his COVID-19 reopening plan, UNC-Chapel Hill economist Martin Zelder released a list of “Six Facts Supporting the End of North Carolina’s Lockdown.” You’ll find the full document here. Among the most interesting pieces of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2020
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    Republicans in Congress want sanctions for Chinese leaders

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on Capitol Hill concerns about communist China. Three Republican lawmakers have called on the Trump administration to sanction several senior Chinese government officials over their efforts to conceal information about the coronavirus and imprison those who sought to provide the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2020
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    Supreme Court’s COVID-19 changes make it ‘a little less awful’

    Count Kevin Williamson of National Review Online among those who like the U.S. Supreme Court’s forced conversion to remote online operations. Each item on that indictment is worth considering, but one is of particular interest: the charge that the procedures put in place to allow the justices to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2020
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    Media outlets downplay Trump coronavirus success story

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights major media outlets’ response to the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response. There is a new cardinal rule in journalism — never write anything favorable about the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, even about its successes. It’s why the story of how the administration…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a proposed Sunshine Amendment for transparency in N.C. government. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why we can’t keep our schools closed.
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2020