Browsing All posts tagged under »Coronavirus Recovery«

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, […]

US Versus China: 5 Smart Ways To Keep Pushing Back

June 7, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Foreign policy doesn’t stop for turmoil here at home. The U.S. can’t afford attention deficit disorder overseas. That is doubly true for meeting the challenge of China, the most consequential test this generation could see in its lifetime. Last Friday, President Donald Trump rolled out a number of punitive measures designed to discourage the increasingly aggressive and threatening Chinese communist regime. The action fully comports with the administration’s […]

Trump Touts ‘Rocket Ship’ Recovery Amid Surprise Job Rebound

June 6, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump touted a nascent economic comeback Friday, as a resurgence of 2.5 million jobs were added in May, marking what could be a turnaround from the economic hemorrhaging caused by the COVID-19 shutdown. “We’ve been talking about a ‘V.’ This is far better than a ‘V.’ This is a […]

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 […]

The UK Reverses Course On Huawei On 5G And Stands Up To China

May 31, 2020 by

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By Nile Gardiner and Klon Kitchen ~ It’s been a bad few days for the Communist Party-led government in Beijing in its efforts to gain economic and strategic influence in the United Kingdom and Europe. China’s flagship technology company, Huawei, is finding that its welcome mat is being taken away in London, the world’s biggest […]

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 […]

No Returning To Normal Until We Relearn Trust

May 25, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Remember when the pivotal health objective was to “flatten the curve” — before the back to life and business goal post marker got moved to “beating the virus?” We should now realize that COVID-19 isn’t going to entirely go away anytime soon — maybe never. Summer may provide a respite. By […]

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 […]

In Responding To Low Oil Prices, Patience Is A Virtue

May 23, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Sometimes the preferred policy solution is to do nothing at all. Take the oil industry, for instance, where many of the proposals from federal and state policymakers would have done far more harm than good by distorting markets and harming consumers. America’s oil producers are by no means out of the woods […]

Apple Sneaks COVID-19 Contact Tracing Into Latest Phone Update

May 22, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ If you install updates on your phone without reading the details then you might get an unwanted surprise. The latest involves contact tracking technology. Contact tracing technology, in theory, will notify users when they have entered the presence of a person with the coronavirus. This project was begun in an effort […]

Entrepreneurs “Cook Up” Lockdown Loophole: Online Baking

May 22, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ In a poll conducted by CNBC, almost half of small business owners said their businesses will be forced to close for good if the coronavirus shutdowns go much longer. Just this past week, the unemployment rate jumped to over 14% – the highest since the Great Depression. Yet, despite […]

‘Operation Warp Speed’ Seeks COVID-19 Vaccine By January

May 16, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump on Friday announced “Operation Warp Speed,” an initiative to accelerate development of a vaccine for the coronavirus by January. The program is a joint venture by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Defense Department, Trump said. To lead the effort to find a vaccine against […]

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. […]

#Cringe: CNN Coronavirus Town Hall Panel Includes Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

May 14, 2020 by

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By Joseph Vazquez ~ In a world ransacked by the coronavirus pandemic, CNN seems to think its viewers want to hear radical lefty teen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s opinion on the matter. CNN sent out a tweet May 13 announcing the news: “Former acting CDC director Richard Besser, former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius and activist […]

Don’t Expand Federal Energy Loan Programs. Unplug Them.

May 13, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Amid the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, some in Congress are calling for more stimulus programs to jump-start and sustain an economic recovery. Many policymakers are calling for it to be done in a climate-friendly way, which has renewed interest in the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. The Loan Programs Office […]

Is It Over?

May 13, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Life In The Time Of Corona! What’s happening? What happened? Was it all a nightmare dream? Are we now awake? Are we still asleep? Is it over? Will we get hit by a second huge wave? Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

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. […]

NY Times Whines: GOP Science ‘Denialists’ ‘Seized’ On Wacky Green New Deal

May 10, 2020 by

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By Clay Waters ~ New York Times environmental activist reporter Lisa Friedman, whose paper has taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to push liberal causes, now regrets Republicans have “seized” on (wholly justified) fears about Democratic environmental policy in her piece entitled, “G.O.P. Aims to Use Pain Of Shutdown to Tarnish Climate Change Policies.” Also, Matthew […]

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter Censor Controversial Documentary

May 9, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The first half of the conspiracy documentary, Plandemic, was removed several times from YouTube, according to The Washington Post. Twitter and Facebook also made statements to other media outlets confirming that both platforms were suppressing hashtags and content related to the documentary. A YouTube spokesperson told The Post that the company […]

Media’s Outrage At US Over EU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Fundraiser Is Baseless

May 9, 2020 by

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By James Carafano and Brett Schaefer ~ The European Union organized a teleconference earlier this week to solicit pledges of funds to support efforts to develop and produce a COVID-19 vaccine. The effort raised $8.1 billion in pledges, mostly from “around 40 countries, the U.N., research institutes, and philanthropic bodies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates […]

Trump Urges Nation To Pray For Recovery, Renewal After Coronavirus

May 8, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump called for Americans to continue to pray amid the COVID-19 crisis Thursday, as clergy of several faiths prayed for the nation’s recovery in the Rose Garden of the White House. “As Scripture assures us, ‘The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save.’ […]

Australia And New Zealand Differ On COVID-19. The Economic Fallout Could, Too.

May 7, 2020 by

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By Patrick Tyrrell and Anthony B Kim ~ Australia and New Zealand are two of just six economically free countries in the world, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2020 Index of Economic Freedom, but they have chosen dramatically different paths in dealing with the coronavirus health crisis. Australia has been far more mindful of the economic […]