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Opinion

National stockpile is needed

Editorials

As the coronavirus epidemic hit full stride, Americans learned to our dismay that the nation lacked adequate supplies of COVID-19 test kits, personal protective gear such as face masks, medical ventilators and other necessities for dealing with a massive health care emergency. As the ...

Who’s to blame? Trump or China?

Editorials

By NEIL PATEL The big coronavirus debate is between blaming President Donald Trump and blaming China for the pandemic. The usual suspects are lined up on each side. To anybody who pauses to think for a second, it’s clear the two options are not mutually exclusive. But that’s still how the ...

Handing Trump the election

Editorials

By BEN SHAPIRO In national polling, former vice president Joe Biden is the clear 2020 front-runner. He’s up nearly 5 points in the RealClearPolitics polling average; he’s up in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona. That’s because Biden campaigned as the anti-Bernie Sanders: a ...

Trump’s war on Voice of America

Editorials

By KATHLEEN PARKER Donald Trump has a way of making easy things difficult and difficult matters impossible. That is a good way to explain what is going on behind the scenes right now at the Voice of America, or VOA. Trump recently declared war on the VOA, the government-run broadcaster ...

If proven guilty, parties should be punished severely

Editorials

Nearly every American has suffered financially from the COVID-19 epidemic. At least 36 million of us were laid off from our workplaces. Even those still on the job have seen their retirement savings decimated. But a few people — those who had some forewarning of the economic havoc to come ...

Touting ‘snake oil’ cures

Editorials

By Cal Thomas On Monday, in an off-the-cuff comment following a White House meeting with restaurant industry leaders, President Trump revealed that he has been taking the anti-Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for “about a week and a half now” to protect himself from COVID-19. Asked why, ...

Blown opportunity

Editorials

By Jonah Goldberg Future historians of the American right are going to have a devil of a time figuring out what the hell happened as the second decade of the 21st century came to a close. But every day I become more convinced about at least one of their conclusions: The nationalists blew ...

Saving money and Planet Earth

Letters to the Editor

Something small that I started doing just a few short months ago is looking at how we view “trash” in our house. It was somewhat unconscious. I was looking at these produce containers thinking “why don’t I use these to start some seeds?” In my brain I was saving money by not having to ...

Melanoma Awareness Month is in May

Letters to the Editor

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. As we find ourselves staying at home, many of us have ventured to the great outdoors to enjoy the sunshine of the new season. While we enjoy the sunshine we would like you to be sun safe because did you know 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer? You don’t ...

‘Summer school’ should be a priority

Editorials

Many public school districts are ending the academic year early or plan to do so, The Associated Press reports. In some, use of distance learning via online tools has been pronounced a disappointment. But come August and September, when American children return to school — we hope — ...

Blame game continues to spread

Editorials

By VERONIQUE DE RUGY The coronavirus did apparently originate in China. Now President Donald Trump wants to punish that country for its role in letting the virus spread to the United States. This is just another poor excuse to push the same protectionist policies he has always favored. It’s ...

Stop training Saudi Arabia’s Jihad pilots

Editorials

By MICHELLE MALKIN I’m glad the FBI was able to crack the iPhones of the Pensacola naval air base shooter, which confirmed that radicalized Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani had communicated with al-Qaida to carry out a “special operation.” Three young ...

Stealth legislation

Editorials

By Cal Thomas In the pantheon of great lines suitable for induction into Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 2010 comment about Obamacare: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” While that seemed outrageous and even comical to many at ...

Protection for nursing home patients, staff, now

Editorials

Thousands of older Americans may have died needlessly because we as a nation did not heed an early wakeup call regarding COVID-19. It is not too late to save thousands of others. On Feb. 26, two residents of the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, died of COVID-19. The ...

Pandemic makes end-of-life care harder

Editorials

By FROMA HARROP I just lost a dear elderly friend to cancer. Home hospice workers kept him comfortable. He spent his final weeks watching spring unfold in the outdoor Eden he had nurtured for decades. He died peacefully at night with me present. My friend’s death had little to do with ...

Biden’s most ridiculous veep prospect

Editorials

By 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 ...

Wake up America, we are at war

Letters to the Editor

Yes there is a war being waged in our country right now. COVID-19 has become the last straw, setting those who want more government “safety” and those who want to be “free and brave” against each other. It makes no difference which side you go with, there will be casualties on both ...

Government spying on us at will

Editorials

Unanimity over how much power intelligence agencies should have to pry into Americans’ personal affairs has disappeared with reports during the past few years of unconstitutional invasions of privacy. Victims of that have ranged from high-ranking government officials down to millions of other ...

King Andrew needs to go away

Letters to the Editor

Honorable King Andrew, it is time to start opening up upstate New York fully. Though we do have some infections, it is nowhere as widespread as in NYC. Keep those people there and allow the rest of the state to re-open. I would also like to point out that you have overstepped your bounds and ...