by | Apr 8, 2020

Two weeks ago, Dr. Deborah Birx warned against doomsday predictions that millions of Americans might die from coronavirus. At a White House press briefing on March 25, the coordinator of President Trump’s task force condemned media speculation based on claims…

by | Apr 7, 2020

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. — General George S. Patton Jr. on the wisdom of taking prompt action based on limited information. On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Jim Santilli of Macomb…

by | Apr 5, 2020

A pandemic is sweeping the U.S. and Middle East. Coronavirus is spreading among military personnel, undercutting readiness. Washington is broke. Congress voted an emergency stimulus package that costs 40 percent as much as the federal government spent last year. Even…

by | Apr 3, 2020

I was going to make this Five Quick Things legitimately quick, but I failed. I’d say I’m sorry, but you know I’m not. Besides, there’s a lot going on and a lot that ought to be said. So let’s get…

by | Apr 2, 2020

In 2016, Hillary Clinton made Trump president; in 2020, Joe Biden is making Trump presidential. Which was more unlikely is debatable; what is clear in both is that Democrats have done something Trump alone could not have accomplished. Coronavirus has…

by | Mar 31, 2020

Politics being politics, and politicians being politicians, Americans have figured out how, along with sore throats and violent coughing, the coronavirus causes finger-pointing, loud talking, and endless credit-claiming. The best remedy I know of: huge handfuls of salt for sprinkling…

by | Mar 31, 2020

Sometimes we hear tragic news of a terror bombing or other severe injury. Maybe it is Afghanis or Iraqis or Iranians harming brave Americans. Maybe it is Arabs attacking Jewish civilians in Israel. Maybe it is a maniac doing a…

by | Mar 30, 2020

As late as March 11, Mayor Bill de Blasio was still telling New York City residents to carry on life as normal: “If you’re not sick, you should be going about your life.” Two days earlier, Italy had announced a…

by and | Mar 29, 2020

The latest labor market report showed 3.3 million Americans signing up for unemployment benefits — almost five times higher than any other month in history. Without a smart and medically responsible reopening of the U.S. economy soon, that number could…

by | Mar 26, 2020

Two caveats: One, this article puts the cart well before the horse because we have not yet seen the worst of China Virus 19; yet this article focuses on the day after the crisis is declared over. After all, Trump’s…

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