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The Facts and Fears Behind Continuing the Coronavirus Shutdown

<![CDATA[President Donald Trump is extending the nation's shutdown at least until the end of April. He's largely basing his decision on predictions from the University of Washington that even if the nation sticks to the shutdown, 83,967 Americans will die of coronavirus by early August, including 15,788 in New York state.]]>

Fundamental Differences In How Republicans and Democrats Are Dealing With the Coronavirus Crisis

<![CDATA[If you want to see the difference in how President Trump and the Democrats handle the coronavirus, you don’t have to look any further than Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She is the new Democratic star who recently gave her party’s response to Trump’s State of the Union address.]]>

Loosening Automotive Standards Will Drive Post-Pandemic Prosperity

<![CDATA[With soaring unemployment and millions of workers having to accept pay cuts, it’s hard enough for Americans to keep up with grocery bills and mortgage payments during COVID-19. But regular household expenses are just the tip of the iceberg for those who still must venture outside the house and drive every day to care for sick family members, make food deliveries, or drive health care workers to and from hospitals.

Will COVID-19 Kill the Constitution? Politicians and the Public Are Alarmingly Willing to Violate Civil Liberties in the Name of Fighting the Epidemic

The great American jurist St. George Tucker, writing at the beginning of the 19th century, called the right to armed self-defense “the true palladium of liberty” and “the first law of nature.”