Public Safety (page 3)

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    COVID-19 and a surge in gun sales

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on gun sales. Aaron Eaton learned how to shoot in the Army back in 2006 but holstered a pistol for the last time when he left in 2009 and took a job as a technician…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2020
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    Future relations with China deserve more scrutiny

    Samuel Gregg writes at Law and Liberty about the best approach to the question of American relations with communist China. Unexpected events can shatter even the strongest consensus on a given topic. The coronavirus pandemic is such a moment when it comes to America’s relationship with China. Until…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: The Toilet Paper Test and Why It Matters

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains why toilet paper on store shelves will send an important signal. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2020
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    Rubio’s response: Make drugs in America again

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon documents one prominent senator’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Such defensiveness is a common feature of pandemics—during the 1976 swine flu scare, the United States refused to share vaccines, even with its close ally Canada. Nonetheless, this every-nation-for-itself moment has…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2020
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    Making China pay for COVID-19’s damage

    Marc Thiessen argues in his latest column that the the communist Chinese government should bear the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. The costs of the pandemic keep piling up. Hundreds of millions of Americans are on lockdown, a record 16.8 million have filed unemployment claims, nearly 15,000 Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2020
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    China could try to capitalize on chaos created by COVID-19

    Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner reports on concerns surrounding the communist Chinese government’s response to economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. China could gain strategic influence in Western economies suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. officials and experts fear, despite anger that the contagion spread due to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2020
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    China hawks: GOP has high-profile critics of communist regime

    Yuichiro Kakutani and Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlight members of Congress who want to take a hard line in dealings with communist China. A group of Republican lawmakers is pushing to hold China accountable for a propaganda campaign they say was conceived to obfuscate…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2020
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    China and the coronavirus: Be wary of cooperation with the communist government

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist challenges a current narrative emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you haven’t noticed, a narrative has been brewing the last couple of days that the United States should cooperate with China to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, that the two countries need to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2020