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Making National Sense of a Localized Crisis

Even the New York Times now acknowledges it: the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t so much a national crisis as it is a localized New York catastrophe. Columnist Bret Stephens shows New York City alone – representing less than 3% of the national...

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A Necessary Message from a Past Pandemic

Imagine a pandemic at least ten times more deadly and devastating than COVID-19, killing nearly 700,000 Americans – while the President of the United States never once makes a public statement about efforts to stop the slaughter.  That...

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Be Frank on What to Expect

According to scientific experts, there’s good news and bad news on the COVID-19 Pandemic. The good news is that social distancing measures will succeed in “flattening the curve”, allowing a return to most aspects of normal...

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Passover in a Pandemic

At festive Passover celebrations, Jewish people traditionally ask: “Why is this night different from all other nights.” This year, we’ll ask: “Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers?” In place of Seder tables...

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Three Lessons from the Coronavirus Crisis

— By Diane Medved —   In the midst of the frightening coronavirus crisis, I saw so many heartening acts of kindness:   Two neighbors brought folding chairs and sat in a driveway 10 feet from an elderly woman living alone,...

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Potential Protection from a Plague

My latest book GOD’S HAND ON AMERICA, published at the very end of last year, bears a title that could be understood now in a totally different context—seeing God’s hand as the source of national punishment, not protection. Believers...

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Could It Be We’re Over-Reacting?

With normal life increasingly disrupted by the terrifying COVID-19 pandemic, millions of skeptical Americans wonder whether we could, possibly, be over-reacting. A new poll from NPR and the PBS News Hour shows only 40% of Republicans and...

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For One Industry, Pandemic Damage May Be Permanent

The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted disastrous damage on numerous businesses, but for one industry that harm may prove permanent. Many movie theaters have shut down temporarily, others limit ticket sales to ensure that empty seats separate...

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Nothing Partisan About Covid-19

Despite partisan grandstanding from politicians on all sides, scientists view the Coronavirus with surprising unanimity. No, Covid-19 isn’t a hoax; it’s a serious menace that’s already impacted tens of millions around the world and...

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