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From President Trump earlier today
I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2020
This is from the same president who reminded us last July 4th of the important role our airports played during . . .
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Some stay-at-home odds and ends from Twitter
A rally, the Texas Lt. Governor, and some polling
Here’s a rally you may have missed
“If you’re sick still come”. pic.twitter.com/Csn2KeRQSH— Vote Dem for the Planet (@Brasilmagic) April 20, 2020
This made the rounds on Sunday and it apparently was for real. According to the Staten Island Advance, however, no one showed-up except for the police. (I wonder why?)
By . . .
Today’s Intelligencer editorial describes Ohio governor Mike DeWine’s efforts at “Getting Back To ‘Normalcy’” (with 4/21 update)
But there is not a single word about DeWine’s prerequisite: increased testing
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial praises the Ohio governor’s efforts and his hope to begin opening Ohio by early May. However, there is nothing in the editorial, or for that matter, the paper’s news section about DeWine efforts to increase testing*. Here is one of yesterday’s AP reports that the Intelligencer could have . . .
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Trump and some of his supporters on opening the country
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Trump on Friday
LIBERATE MINNESOTA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2020
LIBERATE MICHIGAN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2020
LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2020
Senator Murphy (D - CT) . . .
No surprise: The Wheeling Intelligencer's editor wants to open the economy
In a column about the coronavirus, the word “Trump” doesn’t appear but it’s still a win-win-win situation for the President and that’s all that matters
Today’s Mike Myer column begins by paraphrasing Ben Franklin (without giving him credit):
Those who would sacrifice their freedom for a little safety deserve neither, it has been said. But we do it all the time, and the civil libertarians don’t seem to have a problem.
(They do have a problem, Mike – you either . . .
America must go back to work -- NOW!
For the Wheeling Intelligencer, there are no other points of view
I had planned to blog about something else today but then I turned to the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page and saw all three of the paper’s syndicated columnist making the same point: regardless of the consequences, we need to get America back to work now. (These follow a similar column yesterday.)
Here’s Ben Shapiro:. . .
Intelligencer columnist: “Lockdowns May Not Be Necessary”
Is citing Sweden the best argument for opening the country?
From time to time, Donald Trump, some of his administration, and several Republicans and libertarians have advocated that we soon end the shutdown, go back to work, and practice limited social distancing. Some of these proponents argue that we should adopt what Sweden has done, which, as opposed to its Scandinavian neighbors, does not follow . . .