Although the COVID-19 pandemic has shown why high-level coordination is sometimes necessary for managing emergencies, it has also underscored the risks of placing too much power in the hands of an incompetent central authority.
Nearly 30 years ago the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Empire. Communism, the last challenge to the Western paradigm of liberal democracy and free trade, disappeared, defeated by the same free-world alliance that had vanquished earlier totalitarian foes like fascism and Nazism.
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Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the balance of powers between the President, Congress, and state governors over lockdown and re-opening policy, testing, and medical expertise. They will also discuss the control over legal policy toward China and international organizations, recess appointments, and regulation of new technologies to combat the coronavirus.
Calling India's ₹20.9 lakh crore stimulus inadequate in providing for recovery of an economy pummelled by covid-19, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said the package gives free foodgrains but migrant workers, rendered jobless by lockdown, need money to buy milk, vegetables and cooking oil and pay rent.
Here are five facts: 1.) the overwhelming majority of people do not have any significant risk of dying from COVID-19; 2.) we have a clearly defined population at risk who can be protected with targeted measures: older people and others with underlying conditions; 3.) protecting older, at-risk people eliminates hospital overcrowding; 4.) vital population immunity is prevented by total isolation policies, prolonging the problem; and, 5.) people are dying because other medical care is not getting done due to hypothetical projections.
Historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson told "The Daily Briefing" Wednesday that Obama national security adviser Susan Rice was likely tired of being a "scapegoat" for the administration and was hoping to cover her tracks by writing the newly declassified email she sent to herself on Inauguration Day, 2017.
CNN reported that “Texas is seeing the highest number of new coronavirus cases and deaths just two weeks after it officially reopened,” implying that reopening led to a resurgence — which, groans RealClearPolitics’ Sean Trende, is “simply wrong.” In fact, the “rate of increase has remained virtually unchanged since early May” in the state’s large metro areas.