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Great America

The Inspector Who Never Inspected Anything

Michael Atkinson used his post to protect himself and his allies while denying the American public a true watchdog over the intelligence community.

ere’s a simple question to ask anyone outraged over the recent firing of Michael Atkinson, the former inspector general for the intelligence community: Can you identify a single instance of a report or letter in which Atkinson exposed intelligence community misconduct to the public? After searching the inspector general’s website, I was unable to do […]

Greatness Agenda

What Price Protection?

For the sake of our souls, as well as for our bodies, we must deregulate to the extent necessary to bring our medical supply chain back to the United States. We must bring chip manufacturing back in a big way. And we must invest in artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

n recent days, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has sent the team plane to China to pick up supplies. Colorado’s Democratic Governor Jared Polis thanked the private citizens who had made the connections to Chinese suppliers. If it hasn’t already, the sudden, almost desperate turn to China for medical gear should raise some very […]

Elections

Trump’s Leadership in Pandemic Paves Way to Reelection

The president has admirably mobilized the natural desire of Americans to rise to a national challenge, part of which is generally a rallying behind the leader, as long as the leader knows how to lead.

ne of the characteristics of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States is its unique political explosiveness. In order to deal effectively with it, President Trump has had to show a good deal of dexterity, which his always numerous and vocal critics have assailed as incoherence, or insincerity. He has had to be at the […]

First Principles

Maybe Nature Shouldn’t Be Worshipped After All

If the COVID-19 virus destroys the foolish veneration of nature and leads more people, especially the young, to a new respect for the Judeo-Christian worldview, it might be the one silver lining in this catastrophe.

statement widely attributed to the great British thinker G. K. Chesterton describes the modern period as perfectly as any single idea can: “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing; they believe in anything.” One of these substitute gods has been nature. Indeed, of all the false gods, nature is probably the […]

Elections

Is the President Forgetting Politics 101?

Regardless of when Trump acts to reopen the country, the ruling class will do whatever is in their power to prevent him from exiting the path to political perdition which he has entered.

n times of confusion, it is best to focus on fundamentals. What follows is an invitation to do so. Americans elected Donald Trump—his negatives notwithstanding—because they disliked what the ruling class had been doing to the country, because they distrusted its pretense of wisdom, and because he promised to rule by a sense that defies […]

News

Ohio State Rep Wants to See Trump Prosecuted at the Hague for Touting Untested Drug

An Ohio state lawmaker said Sunday that she wants to see President Trump prosecuted in the international court for alleged crimes against humanity. The crimes in question? The president’s continuous promotion of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a promising treatment for the coronavirus, “I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making […]

News

Colorado Dad Handcuffed in Front of 6-Year-Old Daughter For Allegedly Violating Social Distancing Rules

A father was arrested and cuffed in front of his 6-year-old daughter at a park in Brighten, Colorado, Sunday afternoon, after he allegedly violated the state’s social distancing guidelines and refused to show his identification to the police. Now Matt Mooney, 33, thinks the police owe him an apology, according to FOX31. Matt Mooney feels […]

News

Pelosi Already Working on a Fourth Coronavirus Relief Bill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a letter to House members that she is working on a fourth spending bill aimed to combat the coronavirus, according to ABC News. In the letter, Pelosi said that she plans to bring the legislation up for a vote sometime this month, after Congress is ostensibly […]

News

Alyssa Milano Reverses Her Stance on Sexual Assault Allegations, Defends Joe Biden

Former actress and far-left activist Alyssa Milano has reversed her notoriously outspoken position on sexual assault victims and their testimonies in order to continue supporting former Vice President Joe Biden, according to Fox News. In an interview on SiriusXM with radio host Andy Cohen, Milano explained how she was justifying her continued support for the […]

News

President Trump and Joe Biden Have a Rare Private Conversation About Coronavirus

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had a private phone call to discuss the coronavirus outbreak, its impact, and possible remedies, as reported by Fox News. It is the first known instance of any direct, private communication between the incumbent president and his opponent in the […]

News

Morning Greatness: Watchdog Chums Waters for Media Sharks with Chinese Virus Report

Good Tuesday morning. Here’s what is on the president’s agenda today: The president participates in America CARES: Small Business Relief Update 5:00PM  Members of the Coronavirus Task Force hold a press briefing Holy cannoli, the Chinese virus death “models” get amended again These models have been bunk from the start and now they are getting […]

Great America

Coronavirus Claims New Victims: Places and Pasts

The economic and emotional change we typically see in this country is a slow erosion of a town, city or village. Now the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating that erosion up to warp speed.

ROTHERSVALLEY TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania—Anyone who drives along the narrow, winding township road just off of U.S. Route 219 immediately finds themselves whisked back in time, if only for a moment, as their car enters the Burkholder Bridge. The 150-year-old structure has cherry-red shingles; a charming sign bearing its name across the arc of the roof; and […]

Great America

Rethinking University Dependence on Foreign Students

Once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, might it not be better if we tried to attract American students and their tuition dollars by competing to provide a rigorous, remunerative education?

ere all of the foreign students returning to America’s campuses in January vectors of infection for coronavirus? Especially the students from China? There’s no evidence yet to prove the point, although the odds are that at least some coronavirus infection came to the United States from foreign students. If we’ve been spared a campus plague, […]

First Principles

Is Nothing Sacred?

We have a duty to preserve our earthly lives, but not at all costs. This is true both for individuals and for nations. We cannot help but notice the eagerness with which some leftists have embraced the shutdown of churches.

aster is coming. We are at the conclusion of Lent, a time of sacrifice and spiritual renewal for Catholics. During Lent, we imitate Jesus’ fasting in the desert. Our small self-denial is rightly understood not as an exercise in masochism, but as a form of spiritual food. Sadly, we cannot go to Mass and celebrate […]

Great America

We Shouldn’t Celebrate the COVID-19-induced Move to Online Classes

Real education only takes place when people share a space in real time—just as we’d expect, given our nature as embodied persons.

here is much chatter, worry, and prognostication these days about how the “coronacrisis” will change the world—about how life as we know it will never be the same after we’ve brought COVID-19 to heel. Already, this so-called emergency situation has begun to feel somewhat normal, and as we settle into what now seems weirdly ordinary, […]

Great America

How Not to Manage a Crisis: Lessons From COVID-19

We’ve witnessed two egregious failures: the inability to create a shared mission and the inability of leaders to show shared sacrifice.

istening to experts is currently very fashionable. So as a management Ph.D., I guess that entitles me to comment on the ineffective crisis management response to COVID-19 in the United States. While there seems to be agreement in the mainstream media with the temporary suspension of modern life, debates over the proper actions needed to […]

Great America

Are COVID-19 Deaths Being Overreported?

Playing loose with the number of fatalities or giving local officials the greenlight to inflate those figures is inimical to the public’s need to get a firm grasp on the danger of the disease.

ccording to some tracking sites, the U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus reached 10,000 victims on Monday. Grim reapers on social media noted the “grim milestone” and forecast more grim days ahead for Americans now trapped by government-imposed house arrest as they helplessly watch their savings and livelihoods and freedom implode in real-time. The […]

News

People Are Finding Creative Ways To Protect Themselves From the Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that people cover their faces with non-surgical masks when leaving home, and it appears many Americans are finding creative ways to comply with the recommendation. Say what you will about the efficacy of the facial coverings shown below, they definitely do qualify as “non-surgical.” They also […]

News

Michigan Dem Says Chloroquine Saved Her Life, Thanks Trump for ‘Making it a Priority’

A Democrat state representative from Detroit, Michigan, who has been battling the coronavirus for weeks, is crediting hydroxychloroquine for saving her life, the Detroit Free Press reported on Monday.  State Rep. Karen Whitset thanked President Trump —even as the corporate media continued to criticize him for touting an “unproven” drug—because she would not have asked […]

News

Biden Vows to Wear a Mask in Public

Politico reports, “Joe Biden said he will wear a mask in public as recommended by the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines in order to protect himself against the coronavirus pandemic, he announced.” On Sunday, the former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee repeatedly said to: “Follow the science.” “It’s important to […]