There are two institutions in our country that cannot operate effectively in the absence of public trust. Both institutions – acting almost as if in concert – have aggressively forfeited that trust.
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Less appreciated than it should be is the fact that government at every level – with no operation of any legislature or really any semblance at all of representative government – assumed micro-level control of our daily lives.
A small group of high-ranking Washington insiders is guilty of what is perhaps the most brazen political misconduct in our history.
(Blue) states were in desperate financial trouble long before COVID-19.
For 30 years, presidents and political leaders of both parties have led us around the fence on the subject of China.
We choose to accept the risk of disease entering the country via illegal immigration. We don’t have to.
Having imagined the mortality attendant to a runaway coronavirus pandemic, have our policy leaders taken the time to also imagine the mortality attendant to a shutdown of the American economy?
Appropriate policy occupies some indeterminable spot on a continuum between taking no special action whatsoever on one extreme and completely stopping all industry, commerce and interpersonal transactions on the other.
We suddenly are aware of the fact that untold numbers of things – things that are absolutely essential to the health of our economy as well as to our very bodies – are manufactured in a totalitarian country that will stick it to us the first time it suits their convenience.
It has been a rough week but here’s the good news. We’ll get through this. And we’ll be smarter and we’ll be stronger for having done so.