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Eight Sex Offenders Released from New York Jails Due to Coronavirus

A jail in New York state released over 50 inmates, including eight sex offenders, due to a statewide order by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) to release prisoners who might be at risk of catching the coronavirus, according to Breitbart. The jail in Monroe County released more than 50 prisoners, eight of whom were sex offenders, […]

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Louisiana Officials Blame Federal Government for Not Cancelling Mardi Gras

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D-La.) said in an interview on ABC that he considered the federal government to be at fault for the failure to cancel Mardi Gras celebrations that took place earlier this year, as reported by Breitbart. In his appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Edwards defended his own failure to cancel the […]

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Media Story of 39-Year-Old Louisiana Women who Died in Kitchen Tested Negative for Coronavirus

A 39-year-old woman who was found dead in her kitchen in New Orleans has been confirmed to have not had the coronavirus, after a second test came back negative, as reported by the Sun Herald. The story of the woman, Natasha Ott, was circulated on social media by her boyfriend, Josh Anderson, who claimed that […]

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Morning Greatness: Social Distancing Directive Extended to April 30

Good Monday morning. Here’s what is on the president’s agenda today: The president has lunch with the Vice President 5:00PM  Members of the Coronavirus Task Force hold a press briefing Here’s my latest at Real Clear Policy: Media is Woefully Irresponsible on Supposed Link Between Vaping & COVID-19 Put it on your to-do list: The […]

Greatness Agenda

Pandemic, Plague, and Protests: Will Chile Join the Sh–hole Country Club?

Lower-case, doctrinaire democrats in America doggedly conflate the “will of the people” across the world with liberty. This Disneyfied view of democracy ignores that, in a democracy, the right to vote gives one man control over another’s life and livelihood.

efore the coronavirus pandemic and the plague of locusts came the protesters. From the affluent locales—Chile, France, Britain, Hong Kong, Catalonia—to the impoverished ones—Algeria, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and more the world was on fire (to borrow from Amy Chua’s brilliant book). The reasons cited for a worldwide conflagration ranged from […]

Elections

Our Crooked Congress

While we all hope we can get back to normal sometime soon, there’s almost zero reason to believe Congress will start acting in a responsible way and this is exactly the kind of “normal” we should hope to avoid.

hile the American people should always be watching what is taking place in Washington, D.C., this is ever more true in our current crisis. In case you weren’t watching, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have made it very clear where their priorities lie. Hint: They are not with Americans […]

Great America

School’s Out Forever?

Homeschooling certainly has its challenges, especially when foisted on families with little or no warning. But many families may find that its benefits outweigh the costs in this time of virus induced homeschooling. Expect the number of permanent homeschoolers to rise as a result.

ith just about every public school in the country closed at this time, the only way for kids to get an education is at home. Many see this as nothing less than tragic. Writing in Education Week, Stephen Sawchuk claims that schools are an “absolute necessity for the functioning of civic culture, and even more […]

First Principles

Nurturing Common Sense in A Time of Crisis

We urgently need this common sense in our corporations, in Congress, and in the White House if we are to succeed as a nation, particularly in this time of crisis.

he 2020 election will be all about common sense. That is important because of the coronavirus pandemic and the need to as the Brits put it, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” But it’s also important because one candidate embodies sound, prudent action and the other has no vision and suffers from dementia, simply wanting to […]

Great America

Black Swans and Super Bubbles

America is at a crossroads economically. The immediate challenges are daunting. But the good news is America remains well positioned to lead and inspire the world in the 21st century.

“Black Swan: an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe consequences.” —Investopedia or decades there have been so-called “permabears” claiming that investment returns in the stock market were unsustainable. When the internet bubble popped in 1999, the permabears felt vindicated. But then, starting around 2003, the […]

Greatness Agenda

Viral Prerequisites and Nationalist Lessons in Time of Plague

Trump’s prior initiatives eased the implementation of many of his most effective orders during this crisis.

resident Donald Trump has courted endless controversies for promoting nonconventional policies and entertaining contrarian views. From the outset, he oddly seemed to have believed that having navigated the jungles of the Manhattan real estate market—crooked politicians, mercurial unions, neighborhood social activists, the green lobby, leery banks, cutthroat rivals—better prepared him for the job than did […]

Great America

Who Will Win the Coronavirus War?

It may be that Americans after coronavirus will be more skeptical of progressive projects, less individualistic, more desirous of national self-sufficiency, more closed off as a society.

ars never leave the world the way they found them. Americans suddenly are at war, not with men or a philosophy, but with a deadly virus from China. The country has not experienced anything as traumatic as the coronavirus outbreak since 9/11, perhaps even since World War II. Millions of Americans are suddenly worried about […]

Books & Culture

Tragic Affairs of the Human Heart

In Fritz Lang’s “The Woman in the Window,” Edward G. Robinson shines as an academic, yearning for passion over his life of silent desperation. But, as his character reveals, there is always a cost for such untamed desire.

he human heart is sometimes fickle. Hidden desires come out uninvited and, sometimes, human beings can become slaves to them. If a desire is hidden and suddenly reveals itself, most often as a kind of forbidden fruit, it’s usually a good indication of direction one should not go. There is always a voice of ethics […]

Great America

Coronavirus Stimulus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

What started as a meaningful relief effort for workers and families morphed, as it so often does, into a ride-along for unrelated—and a few ridiculous—provisions designed to benefit certain lawmakers or expand the bureaucracy.

he House of Representatives on Friday passed the Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package and sent it to the president. What initially began as a bill designed to help the workers and families hurt by job loss or disruption caused by government measures to fight coronavirus morphed into an 880-page behemoth. Here are the highlights: […]

Great America

The Wuhan Virus Has Exposed Modern Americans’ Disconnect from Reality

Americans could use a little less “Netflix and chill,” not more.

y now, the Wuhan virus has hit home for everyone. Stores ransacked; schools closed; all large gatherings and events canceled; long-distance travel prohibited; pork-filled stimulus bills written and debated; some major cities enforcing mandatory quarantines. People everywhere now remain anxious in their homes and plan to stay there for at least another month, rationing precious […]

Great America

The ‘Parasite’ Pandemic

People with a platform need to maintain calm while aligning their audiences’ priorities with their own. Calm trickles down, but so does panic. Calm is essential to enduring any crisis. This one is not exempt.

“An exam is like slashing through a jungle. Lose that momentum, and you’re finished.” —“Parasite” (2019) f grocery store shopping in 2020 feels like the “Hunger Games,” watching how many of America’s elected officials, members of the press and celebrities have responded to COVID-19 during quarantine feels like watching “Parasite.” In “Parasite,” the Kims, a […]

Greatness Agenda

America’s Cultural Left Chooses to Advance Chinese Interests Over America’s

A moment will come—perhaps sooner than later—when the American Left will need to make a choice between advertising the virtues of American government and our way of life or enabling China in their design to take a position as the preeminent global economic power.

eople who follow the news closely likely are aware of how mainstream outlets lambasted President Trump’s use of terms like the “China virus” or the “Chinese virus” to refer to the novel coronavirus. His detractors argue the term is racist, xenophobic rhetoric validating all their criticisms of his personality. As others have demonstrated, critics seem […]

Greatness Agenda

It’s Not a Choice Between Lives or the Economy

President Trump has shown great leadership during this manufactured crisis. Let’s hope he continues to ponder his observation that we do not want to get ourselves into a situation in which the cure is worse than the disease.

here seem to be shortages of everything these days, not least a shortage of commentary on the COVID-19 virus, also known as the Chinese virus, the Wuhan flu, known to some as the Chinese Communist Party virus, or the CCP virus for short. Since there has been so little discussion of this disease in the […]

Great America

Is the Wuhan Virus Being Used as a Pretext to Stop Gun Sales?

The Constitution guarantees all Americans the right to self-protection. Now is the worst possible time to curtail that right.

re governments using the COVID-19 epidemic as an excuse to slow or stop gun sales? A little-noticed announcement from the FBI this week may soon enable bureaucratic inertia to delay legal gun sales indefinitely. As uncertainty surrounding the social impacts of the Wuhan virus mounts, Americans increasingly have looked to exercise their rights under the […]

Great America

What Doctor Fauci Got Wrong

As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci hindered the development of an effective treatment for HIV/AIDS. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait decades to restart our economy while we wait around for him to find a cure for COVID-19.

he trouble with relying too heavily on expert opinion is that it is often flawed and alarmist. Worse, bureaucrats don’t pay any of the costs of getting it wrong—something we are learning all too well as much of the country remains under house arrest and our economy in tatters. Instead, these taxpayer-funded “experts” simply move […]

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Social Distancing On Track To Prevent 2 Million Coronavirus Deaths, Research Suggests

A new study warns against the dangers of ending social distancing too early, including a prolonged need for radical measures.

he radical social distancing and stay-home measures in place around the United States to prevent the spread of coronavirus may save 2 million lives, according to new scientific research. Bill Gates-funded researchers at the University of Washington, who are advising the nation’s governors and hospitals, forecast that COVID-19 deaths will peak at 81,000 if social […]