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The Real Pandemic Was a Nursing Home Problem

– June 30, 2020

“It is increasingly clear that despite driving the U.S. economy into an artificial depression, destroying tens of thousands of businesses and the lives of millions of citizens, and elevating rates of domestic violence, divorce, substance abuse, and suicide, US government policies failed to protect the most vulnerable segment of the population: individuals in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.” ~ Peter C. Earle

no fun, playground

CDC Has Become Centers for the Destruction of Childhood

“We call on parents to reject CDC guidelines and the new normal at schools. We should no longer allow our children to be unwitting subjects in this deviant and unethical grand social experiment. CDC-enabled child abuse and its ongoing destruction of normal childhood development must end now.” ~ Robert M. Sauer, Donald S. Siegel, David Waldman

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Again, What Were the Benefits of Locking Down?

– June 25, 2020

“With the evidence coming in that the lockdowns were neither economically nor medically effective, it is going to be increasingly difficult for lockdown partisans to marshal the evidence to convince the public that isolating people, destroying businesses, and destroying social institutions was worth it.” ~ Edward Stringham

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What the Data Say About Civil War Monuments

– June 23, 2020

“The course in public memorialization of anti-slavery figures and events is at long last moving in a positive direction. It can and should be sustained, provided that the mob, now haphazardly targeting almost any form of public statuary, does not make those same monuments into additional casualties of iconoclasm.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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The ExIm Bank is Still the Bank of Boeing

– June 22, 2020

“The bank has a long track record of serving mostly large foreign and domestic airlines in higher income nations, and distorting capital markets to fund projects that would likely be funded otherwise. It’s called cronyism.” ~ Veronique de Rugy

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The Dangers of National Service

– June 20, 2020

“There is no acting entity called “the nation” to be served. The reality: what is called national service means doing the bidding of the particular politicians and bureaucrats who hold the reins, issue the orders and reap whatever sadistic satisfaction they gain from so doing.” ~ Warren Gibson

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End Qualified Immunity for Politicians

– June 20, 2020

“Another approach to the problem would be to end the immunity of all politicians and policymakers, not just that for police officers, so that they can at least be sued in their personal capacities if they fudge up.” ~ Robert Wright

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Was Governor Cuomo Responsible for the Death of Thousands of Nursing Home Inhabitants?

– June 19, 2020

“Ordering 4,500 COVID-19 patients to be transferred from hospitals to the most vulnerable populations in the state was perhaps the worst decision during the entire pandemic.” ~ Ethan Yang

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At Least Some Politicians Admit Error (Sort of)

– June 19, 2020

“Government officials are loath to admit error on any actions much less incompetence in any area of life, even when their actions have impoverished and destroyed the lives of millions.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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The Fed Is Not Independent, But It Should Be

– June 19, 2020

“To be an effective central bank, the Fed must strive to remain independent of short-term political influence. A strict separation of monetary and fiscal policies helps bolster central bank independence.” ~ Thomas L. Hogan

nurses, hospital

What Spike? Hospitalization Data Show No Indication of a Second Wave

– June 16, 2020

“Most states are either seeing declining or flat trends in hospitalizations, with a few notable exceptions such as North Carolina, Texas, and Arizona. But in those states the number of hospitalizations is still relatively low, a fraction of the totals that New York and New Jersey were seeing in April.” ~ Steve Miller

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The Desperate Loneliness of Social Media

– June 15, 2020

“Other-directed voters go on social media to try to figure out which politicians and policy proposals will earn them the most plaudits from assorted avatars and social influencers. They value fitting in over logic or consistency and many seem genuinely puzzled when the inconsistencies in their expressed opinions are pointed out to them.” ~ Robert Wright