Even if Americans follow mitigation guidelines, the United States could see 100,000 to 200,000 deaths as a result of the coronavirus, according to projections explained by health officials Tuesday evening at the White House. “This is going to be a very, very painful two weeks,” President Donald Trump told reporters of the days to come. […]
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Both men and women are gravely affected by the surge in unemployment due to measures aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States. Pitting men and women against each other with simplistic statistics about a gender wage gap needlessly adds to the real pain. Tuesday, March 31, is a fairly random day […]
A total of 1 million tests for the coronavirus now have been administered, President Donald Trump announced Monday evening during a Rose Garden press conference. On a table outside the White House, Trump demonstrated two COVID-19 tests that can be completed within five to 15 minutes. “Today we reached a historic milestone in our war […]
The coronavirus has drastically changed our world. But the uniqueness of this situation is that we are all facing the same thing together, while being apart. The physical distance we are experiencing can be a great challenge. Schools, business, and churches have closed their doors for an indefinite period of time. But faith leaders from […]
COVID-19—is there anything the coronavirus can’t do? Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., seem to think it should make the feds tell the states how to run their elections. They’ve introduced a bill that would do just that. S. 3529, the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020, is aptly named because it could […]
With Congress, the Supreme Court, sports leagues, schools, and many businesses and companies across America shutting down, only time will tell if we are being appropriately cautious or engaging in a hysterical overreaction to coronavirus. But for those imaginative reporters who see a Russian lurking behind every tree and keep asking me if President Donald Trump can […]
If I followed all my doctor’s instructions to the letter, life would be excruciating. It would be tantamount to having Michael Bloomberg make my life choices, which is to say my life wouldn’t be worth living. Human beings have never been as risk-averse as experts want them to be. We instinctively calculate the costs and […]
On Friday, the House passed the massive $2 trillion-plus coronavirus relief package that the Senate had passed on Wednesday. There’s a lot in those 880 pages, and much of it is problematic: The bill is neither targeted and temporary, nor directed exclusively at the coronavirus—as scholars at The Heritage Foundation and its president, Kay C. James, have explained. Before the […]
The coronavirus pandemic has become a health crisis that’s almost unprecedented in our lifetimes. As our country and the world race to contain the spread of COVID-19, it’s important that we all stay informed on how to protect ourselves and our families and neighbors. This is a time for journalists in a free country to […]
This week, President Donald Trump began openly considering at what point the American government ought to take steps to reopen the American economy. He explained: “Our country wasn’t built to be shut down. America will again and soon be open for business,” suggesting that the timeline will be weeks instead of months. “If it were […]
Choosing to homeschool your child is a big decision, but many Americans just had the choice made for them. Schools all over the country have closed their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic—with some states, such as Virginia, announcing that schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year. Leigh Bortins, founder of Classical […]
EXCLUSIVE: Trump, Coronavirus task force participate in Fox News town hall. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants the U.S. economy back up and running by Easter Sunday on April 12, as the economy has taken a major hit from the coronavirus pandemic. “We are opening up this incredible country. I would love to […]
RELATED VIDEO: Senator Ted Cruz breaks down coronavirus numbers. The final shape of the Senate’s bill to limit the economic fallout of the coronavirus remains in doubt as Democrats, for the second straight day, blocked passage of the aid package because they want to spend more. While President Donald Trump waited to sign some sort […]
In mid-March, President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador closed his country’s borders to foreigners. At that point, his country had zero confirmed cases of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. Bukele closed down schools, temporarily shut down the international airport, and banned flights from Mexico when he believed the Mexican government allowed corona-positive passengers to board […]
As if identity theft alone isn’t enough of a concern for Americans, the Equifax hacking indicates that China’s military wants to weaponize sensitive personal information to undermine U.S. national security. Three members of China’s People’s Liberation Army have been indicted by the Justice Department in the 2017 data breach of Atlanta-based Equifax Inc., one of […]