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Assault on America, Day 447: Don’t let elites use coronavirus as the means to ruin America

There is no simple solution to the dilemma of who should be helped first in the battle against COVID-19. Many need aid and there’s only so much to go around. We should resist the ruling class’s drive to deprive us of our liberties, while being especially vigilant to preserve what made America great in the first place.

When The Collectivist Cure Is Worse Than The Individual Disease

As David Horowitz once said, “Inside every Progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out." Republicans and conservatives must be alert to what is going on and stop joining in these mass economic shutdowns and other extraconstitutional actions that are playing into Marx’s Law of Increasing Misery. Quarantine individuals who are ill with coronavirus, treat them with drugs we now know will work and get Americans back to work!

Assault on America, Day 446: Three factors that will determine the winner of the 2020 election

The coronavirus panic has forced America into uncharted waters and no one can say for sure where we’re headed. One thing for certain is the crisis will end and people will go on with their lives, perhaps with a new perspective. This year’s election is a long way away, with lots still to talk and argue about.

Corrupt MSM Defends Red China, Attacks Trump

Nothing demonstrates how completely corrupt the establishment media has become than how it parrots the Chinese Communist Party’s talking points about the origin and spread of the Wuhan virus epidemic. As our friends at the Media Research Center have documented, the media is desperate to attack and condemn Trump for the coronavirus at any cost, even if that means touting propaganda from an enemy government.

Assault on America, Day 443: Bernie will never be POTUS and neither will dopey Joe Biden

My grandfather was (almost) right that there are no sure things in life, but we know for certain Bernie Sanders won’t be president -- and that Joe Biden will struggle to maintain a viable public presence headed into the fall campaign. With COVID-19 raging for the near term, all bets are off. Who could be more sure of anything?

Trump Wants To Speed Up Wuhan Virus Drug Tests: Bureaucrats Object

Some promising and cheap treatments for the COVID-19 epidemic are in development, but we see the same risk-averse bureaucrats who opposed Trump's "right to try" bill now holding up these promising treatments for the Wuhan virus. President Trump is correct to apply the “right to try” philosophy to drugs that show promise in the fight against the Chinese coronavirus epidemic and bureaucrats in lab coats should get out of the way.

Assault on America, Day 442: COVID-19 vaults illegal immigration to the top of 2020 debate

With the Democrats’ primary race ending and the presidential election approaching, Americans will now begin focusing less on personalities and electability and more on the candidates’ issue positions. Joe Biden won’t win many converts by promising to go easy on illegal aliens and vastly curtailing energy exploration. It just makes Trump’s job easier.

Trump’s Coronavirus Response Isn’t the Work of a Dictator

Rich Lowry, National Review

Trump declared an emergency last week and has now issued national guidelines against gatherings of more than ten people, but his initial instinct was to urge people to stay calm and carry on. The reason that Trump’s conduct in this crisis hasn’t tracked with the “incipient fascist” line of attack against him is that this criticism never made any sense. The problem with Trump’s mode of governance isn’t that he’s a would-be authoritarian. Rather, he has a highly personalized view of the presidency and an abiding belief that he can talk his way out of any difficulty — including, initially, a public-health crisis not susceptible to spin. It doesn’t make him a Falangist.

Economic Stimulus: Take Care Of The Little Guys First

Washington’s policymakers shouldn’t be blinded by the swarm of Big Business lobbyists looking for bailout money. Getting small business through this crisis is the key to a robust economic recovery, and to President Trump’s re-election. Tax relief to be recognized off in the future is of little help to a small business forced to close by government decree that is still liable TODAY for fixed expenses, such as rent, debt service, utilities, etc.

Assault on America, Day 441: COVID-19 + pols + media = taxpayers on the dole for $850 billion

We could not have foreseen what’s happened with the coronavirus up to this point and there’s no way to predict where events will go from here. The media pressured the political class into reacting/overreacting to a serious threat and now we’re preparing to dump hundreds of billions into it. What holds the future?

Fake News Kills

Last week, we learned the only thing more contagious than COVID-19 is fake news. The mainstream media is desperate to turn the coronavirus scare into President Donald Trump’s Hurricane Katrina. What does that mean? It means they’re motivated to overhype this story simply so they can pile as much pressure as possible onto the president.

Assault on America, Day 440: Seeking a slight glimpse of future hope among coronavirus doom

There aren’t many moments where we receive an opportunity to glimpse the future, but the coronavirus pandemic appears to be one of them. Whether we’re ever able to “go back” is another question entirely. There’s no stuffing the genie back in the bottle on this one -- and we’ll need to live with the consequences when things die down.

Coronavirus, Moral Knowledge And Social Distancing

We must each act upon the moral knowledge that we have an individual responsibility to help prevent the spread of this new disease. What has happened in Italy shows that less-than-urgent appeals to the public by the government to slightly change habits regarding social interactions aren’t enough when the terrible outcomes they are designed to prevent are not yet apparent; when they become evident, it’s generally too late to act.

Trish Regan Show Pulled For Stating The Obvious?

Trish Regan’s show was pulled for stating the obvious: That Democrats and Leftwing media shills were fanning the flames of coronavirus hysteria in order to damage the President politically. Fox won't admit it, but that is the assumption shared by a large percentage of the Trish Regan audience. Plus the phony outrage of various “progressive” shills clues us that we are right to believe Ms. Regan was taken off the air because she said the Left wants to use the epidemic to damage President Trump.

Assault on America, Day 439: Anticlimactic Joe & Bernie debate show draws an audience of zero

For better or worse, the Democrat race is over… and again, this was likely the final 2020 candidates’ debate. In this sense, the American public was the “winner.” The next time we see Joe Biden on the debate stage, he’ll be opposite President Donald Trump. Anyone (besides the media) think Biden will come across as the better man then?

The Real March Madness

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

Leadership requires standing up against the mob, not grabbing a pitchfork to join it. That’s followship. The country’s leaders made a tails-I-win/heads-I-win coin-flip calculation that politically indemnifies them against imposing draconian measures. If the disease kills tens of thousands of Americans, they can justify limiting everyone’s freedom and pushing the economy into contraction. If the disease kills a fraction of that, they can counterfactually point to their unprecedented actions as the difference maker. CYA bureaucratism belongs to those lower on the federal totem pole, not to the face at the top. We do not necessarily fear what kills us. We fear the unknown.

Trump passes coronavirus test with flying colors

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The haters will never admit it, but Trump’s ability to meet the moment now is a reminder about why he was elected and how he has managed to guide the great American jobs machine to unprecedented heights. The only mystery is why supposedly intelligent people on the left refuse to acknowledge that millions of their fellow citizens are better off now than they were four years ago. The most important challenge for Trump was giving the American people confidence in his leadership and demonstrating his determination to lead the nation to the other side. His calls for unity and bipartisanship were part of that promise, but let’s face it, the odds of that happening are slim to none.

Obama’s Ghost Haunts Coronavirus Response

“The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing, and we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion,” President Donald Trump said at a meeting with airline executives on March 4 at the White House.

Responses to the Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus from Heritage Foundation Experts

Virtually every interest group in Washington will attempt to exploit the coronavirus crisis to further its own aims. The aphorism “Never let a good crisis go to waste” exists for a reason. Heritage Foundation policy experts say Congress should not allow the crisis to be exploited either by special interests seeking bailouts or those seeking policy aims that are only tangentially related to the crisis.

Assault on America, Day 436: Questions debate moderators should ask Bernie & Joe on Sunday

With the Democrat presidential race all-but over, Sunday’s “debate” is bound to feel anti-climactic and like a waste of time. Perhaps the only yet to be determined matter is whether Biden can keep his wits together for two hours -- and whether Bernie finally takes off the gloves regarding Joe’s massive corruption deficit.