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States' rights are so last month

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump did what he does worst -- he took to Twitter to type two tweets that threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and Nevada because he doesn't like what state officials are doing to facilitate mail-in voting.

Where to begin?

For one thing, it's odd to watch a president claim ...Read more

Bill Barr is a champion of justice

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- "Governments that use the enormous power of law enforcement to punish their enemies and reward their allies are not constitutional republics; they are autocracies," noted a letter signed by more than 2,000 former federal prosecutors calling for Attorney General Bill Barr to resign because he wants to drop a criminal charge against ...Read more

Public school closures may be a big mistake

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Decades from now, historians will ask themselves why most of America's governors shuttered public schools for months because of the coronavirus outbreak. Worse, America's parents didn't even complain.

Our future selves, if the country rebounds, will be baffled that an establishment dead set against homeschooling became so gripped ...Read more

The silence of the media lambs shows what a sham the accusation industry has become

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar -- self-styled feminists who bought every flimsy claim made against now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh -- have chosen to stand by Joe Biden in the face of a sexual assault allegation made against him by a former ...Read more

Goodman offers hope, but CNN isn't buying

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Bless Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman for wanting to open up Las Vegas for business as soon as possible.

Then breathe a sigh of relief that she doesn't get to make it happen.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a nonessential business shutdown through April, which is likely to be extended into May. The Democratic governor's action ...Read more

Whitmer to Michigan: Stay home and shut up

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- When historians look back at America's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, they likely will cite Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the best example of how not to contain a pandemic in your state.

The Democratic governor has turned her state into the heart of COVID-19 resistance. On Wednesday, protesters shut down the roads in ...Read more

Trump uses persuasion, not force, in coronavirus crisis

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- When President Donald Trump told Turning Point USA last July, "Then, I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president," the left conjured up images of a dictatorial strongman tossing out dictates like candy, which was not a far-fetched notion given his erratic hiring and firing of White House staff.

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No news is bad news in the briefing room

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Post and The New York Times aren't sending reporters to the Trump White House for daily briefings.

Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron explained, "We have to keep in mind our reporters' health and those of our colleagues at other media outlets," as he noted that Post reporters were exposed to a symptomatic...Read more

Worst-case Sscenarios aren't the only scenarios

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a conference call on COVID-19 and warned, as The New York Times reported, that 160 million to 214 million Americans could become infected and 200,000 to 1.7 million might die.

On March 3, the World Health Organization noted that globally 3.4% of those infected with ...Read more

Notes from my dining room table

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- In 2020, people talk about "two Americas." During the coronavirus outbreak, there is one America, a sheltered America, with people who -- like me -- can work at home. And another America, an edgier America, that stands to be devastated by coronavirus closures.

There is also a third America that can be seen in the three states ...Read more

Can science lead to dumb panic?

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Can science lead to dumb panic? It's a question I've been asking as the stock market cannibalized itself in response to the coronavirus outbreak, academia shuttered classrooms and other interests did their utmost to convince their customers that they could get along just fine without them.

There is no question the coronavirus is a...Read more

Schumer's threats to justices not just idle talk

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Unlike President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tends to be precise in his language.

So when Schumer stood before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday and called out two justices by threatening they would "pay a price" if they ruled contrary to his preference on a case that could affect states' ability to ...Read more

There is a double standard, but Trump has staff issues

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- In 2010, when Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his aides were quoted in a Rolling Stone piece belittling top officials in President Barack Obama's administration, including Vice President Joe Biden, The New York Times went into high dudgeon.

A Grey Lady editorial asked if Obama could trust McChrystal, his top Afghanistan commander, ...Read more

 

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