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Managing a virus disaster

I’m not sure whether COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, China, in the U.S. qualifies as a true disaster. Putting the disease in perspective, we might look at current influenza illnesses. According to Centers for Disease Control estimates, between Oct. 1, 2019, and March 14, 2020, there have ...

Pandemic reveals flaws in global supply chain

Recently, the U.S. Senate investigated America's heavy reliance on China for key medicines and pharmaceutical ingredients. This is now a pressing issue, since the coronavirus pandemic has revealed troubling vulnerabilities in America's globalized supply chains. In fact, the United States ...

Fact: COVID-19 sickens but rarely kills

Yes. The world is in the midst of a pandemic of the COVID-19 virus. But in between all the political posturing and breathless, fear-inducing media coverage, can we all just take a deep, cleansing breath? In fact, take four or five. I usually deal in crime statistics, but this week, let’s ...

Will the world remember the dishonesty?

This is a tale of two governments. Both were faced with a potential disaster — a new and deadly epidemic. Both made choices that the world will judge. China. The virus made its first appearance in a Wuhan “wet market,” an emporium (apparently common in China) that featured live and ...

Dependence on China must change

The coronavirus epidemic that’s crashing the U.S. economy, putting lives at risk and derailing our entire way of life should serve as a wake-up call that the U.S. government must stop being reliant on China and other foreign nations for prescription drugs, medical supplies or any supply chain ...

There is some March Madness, after all

)”Nine out of 10 schools are cheating. The other one is in last place.” — Jerry Tarkanian WASHINGTON — When Tark the Shark was basketball coach at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 1973-1992, his win-loss record was 509-105, he took the Runnin’ Rebels to the NCAA’s Final Four ...

When words really matter

WASHINGTON — Not since 9/11 has the importance of eloquence been so apparent. For the past several days, Americans have heard two public officials’ very different ways of speaking and learned why fluency and persuasion are so critical in times of crisis. This is true not only of content ...

Reopening formula is needed

This week, President Donald Trump began openly considering at what point the American government ought to take steps to reopen the American economy. He explained: “Our country wasn’t built to be shut down. America will again and soon be open for business,” suggesting that the timeline ...

Chutzpah: ADL wants a fed bailout

When I think of “essential” workers in America, the smear merchants of the Anti-Defamation League are at the bottom of the barrel. For decades, they’ve demonized conservatives and Christians as agents of “hate” and treated our very existence as incitements to violence. The ADL’s ...

China’s brutality leads us to this

WASHINGTON — Want to know why the U.S. economy is in free fall? Why restaurants and bars are closing, putting millions out of work, and why the airline industry is facing possible bankruptcy? Why schools across the nation are shutting down, leaving students to fall behind and parents without ...