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Category: Coronavirus

September 11, 2020
FACT CHECK: Was Trump Right to Compare His COVID Response to Winston Churchill During WWII?

Trying to recover from the fallout over his February admission that he wanted to “play down” the imminent Coronavirus pandemic, President Trump today compared himself to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the Second World War. Explaining to a rally in Freeland. Michigan that “they wanted me to come out and scream, ‘people are dying,’” […]

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August 20, 2020
Lesson from the Great Recession: Don’t Let States Become the “Anti-Stimulus”

With the tens of millions of cash-strapped Americans teetering on the brink of financial catastrophe, Senate Republicans and President Trump are unable to act on a new package of COVID economic response programs. Three months after House Democrats passed a $3 trillion Coronavirus relief bill, GOP leaders in the Senate are trying to muster support […]

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May 16, 2020
You Can't Put a Mask on My Liberty

Today I took a short break from my home Coronavirus lockdown to restock at a nearby grocery store. Heeding the advice of friends, I first made sure I was protected before heading out. So, I loaded my AR-15 and slung it over my shoulder. It rested comfortably over my Kevlar vest. I had my Glock-20 […]

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April 13, 2020
GOP’s Coronavirus Death Panelists Urge Pulling the Plug on Grandma

As both the body count and the financial misery from the American coronavirus outbreak continue to grow, the fierce debate over whether, when and how to “reopen” the U.S. economy is starting to boil over. Many of President Trump’s allies are apparently so eager for people to return to work that they are willing to […]

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March 28, 2020
U.S. COVID-19 Response Must Expand and Federalize Medicaid in All 50 States

Six years before he was outed as the Coronavirus equivalent of a war profiteer, Republican Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) summed up the GOP’s health care plan. “The American system has access to healthcare for everybody,” Burr said, “It's called the emergency room.” Of course, that go-to Republican ER talking point has been a deadly lie since President George […]

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March 15, 2020
FDR's Words of Resolve: 'We Are Now in This War. We Are All in It."

If you need a break from the current American confusion, fear and loathing surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, let me suggest as an antidote reading President Roosevelt’s December 9, 1941 “fireside chat” radio broadcast to the nation. At a time of far greater peril than we face today, FDR delivered a message of inspiration, courage and steely resolve to […]

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March 7, 2020
Trump Joins Past U.S. Presidents Who "Like the Numbers Being Where They Are"

President Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism following his comments Friday at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). After Trump explained, “I’d rather have the people stay” on the 3,500 person cruise ship anchored near San Francisco with 21 coronavirus cases “because I like the numbers being where they are,” Philip Bump of the Washington Post asked in astonishment, “Which is Trump more […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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