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COVID 19 brings tea party-era liberty back in vogue

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

It's 2009 again, or feels like it. That was when spontaneous, grassroots protests against overweening government sprang up and were widely derided in the media as dangerous and wrong-headed.

The protesters then were inveighing against Obamacare; the protestors now are striking out against the coronavirus lockdowns.

The anti-lockdown agitation ...Read more

On Memorial Day, remember our most faithful troops

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

While serving as a sentry with French forces in the Argonne Forest in 1918, a black American private fought off German attackers. Unfazed by his wounds, he hurled grenades until they ran out, shot his rifle until it jammed, used his rifle as a club until it broke, and finally used a bolo knife until reinforcements arrived.

The French recognized...Read more

It's OK to acknowledge good COVID-19 news

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

It's not March anymore. The coronavirus has taken a heartbreaking toll on Americans, but the course of the virus is not the same as it was a few months ago. We are on the other side of the curve. There are encouraging signs all over the country, and no early indications of a reopening debacle.

The question now is whether the media and political...Read more

Stacy Abrams is Biden's most ridiculous veep prospect

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Stacey Abrams has another distinction to add to her resume -- she's among the most preposterous potential vice-presidential candidates ever.

Her attempt to leverage a failed Georgia gubernatorial bid into a spot on the Democratic ticket is so brazenly absurd that it's hard to think of precedents.

But the 46-year-old African American activist ...Read more

Fauci is not the villain

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

For his critics, Dr. Anthony Fauci cemented his status as the Rasputin of public health with his Senate testimony the other day.

The National Institutes of Health official gently, but unmistakably struck a different tone than President Donald Trump, earning rebukes from radio talk show hosts and Fox News anchors, as well as fueling the outrage ...Read more

New York City is uniquely suited to the spread of the coronavirus

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

New York is the greatest city in the world. It also is uniquely suited to the spread of the coronavirus.

As the national debate over re-opening continues and the political blame game intensifies, it's worth considering the scale of New York's outbreak. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the country, and almost nothing like it in the rest...Read more

Everyone deserves to live under the hypocritical Biden standard

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Why should Joe Biden get due process, but not others accused of sexual misconduct?

That's the question raised by the progressive reaction to Tara Reade's accusation against Biden on the one hand, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new rules for handling sexual harassment cases on college campuses on the other.

There have been voices on the ...Read more

Lockdown extremism is a vice

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

We will be in a fight against the coronavirus for months, if not years, and yet it is time to declare mission accomplished on one very important goal.

The lockdowns of much of the country were undertaken "to flatten the curve" and largely to prevent the hospital system from being overwhelmed. It was a near-run thing in New York and New Jersey, ...Read more

No, science can't tell us how to respond to the coronavirus

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Editors note: The word "possible" in graf 7 is in italics.

If you thought the coronavirus presented difficult policy questions, don't worry -- we have science.

Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted the other day, "The West Coast is -- and will continue to be -- guided by SCIENCE."

Joe Biden has urged President Trump, "Follow the science, listen to the ...Read more

 

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