Browsing All posts tagged under »Coronavirus Politics«

COVID-19 Spending To Cost Taxpayers More Than WW II

March 13, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Yesterday, President Biden called on Americans to adopt a “war footing” in our ongoing fight against COVID-19. He got it and then some. Adjusted for today’s dollars the Second World War cost $4.1 trillion. The United States just committed to spend an additional $1.9 trillion, boosting total taxpayer pandemic spending to […]

Biden’s Coronavirus Stimulus Bill: A $1.9 Trillion Disaster

March 12, 2021 by

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By Matthew Dickerson ~ President Joe Biden has signed his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law. Though regularly billed as “the COVID-19 relief bill,” Democrats’ legislation is not focused on reducing the spread of the disease. Instead, it is stuffed with a wish list of progressive policies that have nothing to do with the […]

America Through The Eyes And Lives Of Today’s Children

February 15, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Can you still reach back into your mind and heart to remember what it was like being a child? Maybe there were some of those times you would prefer to forget–periods and events when rose-colored glasses won’t quite work their full magic — but overall, weren’t you lucky as hell? Whether immigrant or […]

A Rash Decision To Rejoin The World Health Organization Before Securing Reforms

January 22, 2021 by

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By Brett Schaefer ~ Last year, President Donald Trump decided to halt United States funding to the World Health Organization and withdraw from the organization based on its inept response to COVID-19 and its obsequious failure to confront China over its lack of transparency and cooperation during the outbreak. President Joe Biden, in one of […]

9 Wasteful Programs From Massive Spending Bill That Can, And Should, Be Reversed

December 31, 2020 by

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By Matthew Dickerson ~ President Donald Trump is right: There’s a lot of ridiculous gimmicks and wasteful projects in the new massive spending bill. And the good news is there’s something that Trump can do about it, even though he recently signed the huge COVID-19 stimulus and omnibus spending bill into law. While signing the […]

Why Foreign Policy Spending In The COVID-19 Relief Bill Is Wrong

December 24, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Many are upset about Congress sticking foreign aid and other international affairs spending in the COVID-19 relief bill. They are right to be upset. Whether Washington is crafting COVID-19 relief right is a worthy debate in itself, but the issue of all the spending tacked onto the bill also merits attention. […]

In COVID-19 Restrictions Ruling, Judge Holds Pennsylvania Governor To The Constitution

September 26, 2020 by

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By Cully Stimson and GianCarlo Canaparo ~ A federal district court judge ruled last week that several of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 restrictions were unconstitutional—and for good reason. Judge William Stickman IV’s development of the factual record, and his journeyman approach to the opinion, is a model for other judges to follow. What’s the best way for […]

Pandemic Exacerbates Economic Mismanagement In Blue Cities And States

September 8, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately infecting the already chronically ailing fiscal health of Democrat-run states and cities that are least positioned to recover any time soon, if at all. Former New York state lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch, now a director of the Volcker Alliance, observed that budget ravages of the global […]

Speaker Pelosi’s Bad Hair Day

September 4, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Allow me to pile on this revealing episode involving the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, of the Pacific Heights enclave in San Francisco. Ms. Pelosi getting caught on camera violating restrictions on hair salons reveals how inane it has become in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

Covid-19 The Way Forward

July 29, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ There is no stopping the coronavirus. Like previous influenza pandemics, it is going to make its way through society until herd immunity arrives, or a vaccine.  America can either cower in the corner, or cope with it responsibly. We should choose the latter approach. Still, many of our overlords we elect […]

Newsweek Publishes Op-Ed Blasting Media Hate Of Hydroxychloroquine Treatment For COVID-19

July 28, 2020 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ Something strange seems to be going on with Newsweek. Although few are still aware it even exists and even fewer actually read it, they sometimes publish stories that diverge drastically from its usual liberal orthodoxy. Perhaps they are willing to sometimes commit such heresy simply to draw attention. And in the case […]

Chinese Sanctions On US Officials Are Attempt To Scare The Free World

July 17, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ On Monday, the Chinese Communist government slapped sanctions on members of Congress as well as a U.S. ambassador. This action is intended to send the world a message: Fear us. The free world’s response should be to man up. Beijing’s action came after recent U.S. legislation calling for sanctions on Chinese officials over their systematic […]

How Virginia’s Green New Deal Will Add To Residents’ COVID-19 Costs

June 8, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ While many Virginia residents are still reeling from the effects of COVID-19, their elected officials from Gov. Ralph Northam on down are increasing their financial burdens with radical Green New Deal-style programs, energy policy analysts say. Renewable energy mandates and restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions recently signed into law by Northam, […]

These States Reopened A Month Ago After COVID-19 Shutdowns. Here’s What Happened.

June 4, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Among states that reopened their economies about a month ago, most logged about the same number of  COVID-19 cases, though some had more cases and others saw a decline. The closest thing to a discernible pattern is that Western and Midwestern states performed better than Southern states in terms of fewer […]

Getting Real About The Pandemic

June 3, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Several hundred physicians recently buried the pandemic narrative of staying in economic lockdown, which is still being espoused by several governors, media personalities and, until recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the senior advisor to the White House Coronavirus Task Force Long the outspoken media commentator on Covid-19, Dr. Fauci has been the […]

Sens. Cruz, Lee Outline How US Should Move Forward After COVID-19 Crisis

May 28, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Taking a fresh look at deregulation and at “decoupling” the U.S. from China economically will be key for renewed job growth after the COVID-19 crisis ends, Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Wednesday. “I fully expect over the next coming weeks and months and years, we are going […]

The UN Is Using COVID-19 To Push Abortion. The US Is Rightly Pushing Back.

May 27, 2020 by

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By Grace Melton ~ One would think that key international organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic would maintain a laserlike focus on the physical and economic damage it has done. But just last week, the acting administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development had to write to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to urge that […]

A Bailout Won’t Help States With No Financial Backbone

May 24, 2020 by

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By Kay C. James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ At a time when huge spending bills marked “coronavirus relief” are easily passing Congress with little scrutiny, poorly run states are asking unscrupulous members of Congress to slip in taxpayer bailouts to rescue them from years of their own fiscal mismanagement. In response, the House […]

The Game Of Truth

May 22, 2020 by

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By Armstrong Williams ~ When newly minted White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany took the stage last week for the first time—the first time a Trump press secretary has issued a formal conference in over six months—she encountered a ravenously bloodthirsty media gaggle. It was ready to pounce. Would they be able to totally eviscerate […]

Politico: Gov. DeSantis Looks More Accurate Than The Andrew-Cuomo-Adoring Media

May 17, 2020 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Florida-based Politico reporter Marc Caputo was attacked for writing “snarky nonsense” when he suggested the national media have been much rougher on Florida Gov. Marc Caputo than New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — you know, the media darling whose press conferences are broadcast nationwide and who gets puffball interviews from his […]

White House Challenges Left’s Pandemic Playbook Narrative

May 17, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The White House pushed back on the media narrative that the Obama administration left behind a pandemic “playbook” for the Trump administration. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Friday that the playbook from the Obama administration was an insufficient packet of paper, and that the Trump administration’s own pandemic response […]

How To Hold Beijing Accountable For COVID-19? Here’s 3 Rules To Keep In Mind

May 15, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Around the world, a lot of folks are itching to retaliate against China for its complicity in launching the coronavirus pandemic. But a thirst for vengeance seldom leads one to the wisest course of action. Revenge, after all, is a dish best served cold—or at least without the heat of passion. […]

No To Leveraging Coronavirus For Old State Debts

May 12, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Thanks to Trump administration leadership and bi-partisan congressional support, U.S. taxpayers have urgently ponied up trillions of dollars to save desperate unemployed workers, small businesses, and vital industries from viral victimhood. Hundreds of billions of relief funds have been pumped into the healthcare system, unemployment insurance and small business loan programs, […]

In a Retaliatory Move, The US Shortens Visas For Chinese Journalists

May 12, 2020 by

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By Lora Ries ~ The Department of Homeland Security is throwing the next punch in the escalating journalism battle between the U.S. and China. The U.S. is shortening the validity period of visas for Chinese journalists to a maximum of 90 days to reciprocate for China’s recent expulsion of American journalists and nonrenewal of visas. […]