By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall - Even in the first bleak days of the war, FDR kept reminding the nation why and how America would win. That confidence was not based on fantasies but on rational calculation and justified optimism… In the present crisis of the coronavirus, what will determine the effectiveness of President Trump's leadership is not what the media screams today or the polls say tomorrow. The praise of his supporters or the predictable damnation of his enemies won't matter.
By Louis DeBroux, The Patriot Post - The American people are, in the words of President Donald Trump, “one big beautiful American family.” How true that is. Like family we get along with some more than others… no family in the world sets aside differences and strengthens each other in times of crisis more than the American people. Whether it be the aftermath of the radical Islamist terrorist attacks of 9/11, the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a massive outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest, or flooding following Hurricane Katrina, we come together to rescue our neighbor, comfort them, and help them put their lives back together.
By Joseph Enders, Church Militant - Faithful Catholics are prayerfully pleading for a cure to the Chinese virus, but a happy side-effect is also occurring: Louisiana, Texas and Ohio each have issued orders suspending all non-essential surgeries, and that includes abortions… The three remaining Louisiana abortion mills will be closing, and the facilities appear to be complying for now… However, an official at one of the three, Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, said they are intending to fight the directive amid their closure.
By Madeline Osburn, The Federalist - As U.S. state and local officials halt the economy and quarantine their communities over the Wuhan virus crisis, one would hope our leaders were making such major decisions based on well-sourced data and statistical analysis. That is not the case… A scan of statements made by media, state governors, local leaders, county judges, and more show many relying on the same source, an online mapping tool called COVID Act Now... An interactive map provides users a catastrophic forecast for each state, should they wait to implement COVID Act Now’s suggested strict measures to “flatten the curve.”