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Owen Strachan: Signs of Hope in Treating Coronavirus

Chances are good right now that you feel like you’re drowning in bad news.

Here’s some seeming good news: in the midst of Coronavirus spread, it appears that some doctors are seeing a positive response to a new drug combination called, in abbreviated form, the “Hydroxy cocktail.”

In New York, one doctor has apparently treated almost 700 patients with good success. In response to this, the FDA per the encouragement of President Trump has given a green light for testing.

At Townhall.com, Kevin McCullough commented on these developments: “Use of the [cocktail] in the USA is already demonstrating life-saving results…due to the generosity (not greed) of “big pharma.””

We await fuller results from the “Hydroxy cocktail” effort. Here is something we know for sure: irrespective of partisan politics, we need good news.

Let’s not fall prey to mud throwing and cheering against our public officials.

If these reports are verified, let’s celebrate a win.

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Albert Mohler: COVID-19 and Our New Heroes

What does it mean to be a hero?

The dictionary defines a hero in terms of courage, achievement and morality. In practice, our culture’s heroes have commonly been sports figures, such as Olympians or military figures.

But heroism is really about doing the right thing and standing for the right virtues even when the world isn’t watching. Many of the most heroic acts undertaken in human history are unknown to me or to you or to history—but they are not unknown to God.

In this crucial moment, we need a new category of heroes. Today, our heroes include doctors, nurses, and medical staff on the frontlines of the global pandemic. They are putting their lives at risk in order to protect and extend the lives of others.

But the notion of a hero has expanded to those who are stocking the grocery store shelves and delivering our packages—people who are making the world work and trying to keep all the pieces of society together.

We’re seeing heroism where we never knew to find it before.

As a society, we don’t pass out gold medals to grocery store stockers or to X-ray technicians. But when you think about it, we probably should.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Next Phase in Response to the Coronavirus Challenge

Commendations to Congress—and especially Senate Majority Leader McConnell—on the massive rescue package.

America gets the message: Help is on its way.

But it’s time to do more, Congress. We need a phase four.

Phase one was the $8.3 billion measure on vaccine research.

Phase two was the bill that came from House Democrats—deeply disliked by Republicans but the Senate GOP passed it anyway.

Phase three blew the doors off the normally staid Senate, but will bring tangible help to American workers and businesses, now that it will pass.

But the country still needs a phase four. We need to respond to the purveyor of the plague: The Chinese Communist Party.

China is nearly equal to the United States in economic strength, and superior in stealth and ruthlessness.

The immediate fight is the virus. The larger, long-term battle is with a regime that allowed the virus to leave its shores.

This does not mean war. It means vigilance and deterrence.

It means phase four.

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Owen Strachan: We’re All Pro-Borders Now

Are borders a bad thing or a good thing?

In recent years we’ve seen a lively debate on the issue—with conservatives taking a pounding for enforced borders and responsible immigration policy. The very notion of a nation having borders and a careful framework for welcoming immigrants to protect citizens, has been characterized as backward, racist—even evil.

The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the conversation. The same people calling for open borders are now calling for restrictions on travel. In an ironic twist that they might not see themselves, the left has suddenly become pro nation-state and pro borders—not just between countries, but between individuals.

The global crisis is giving us all a master-class in why security matters, why nations matters, and why leftist ideas don’t work. Unimpeded globalism sounds great on Twitter, but works poorly in the real world.

Borders aren’t evil.

They’re necessary—and they’re for our good.

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Democrats Hijack Stimulus to Push Progressive Agenda

Townhall Review – March 28, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator Tom Cotton about the Democrat attempt to add “pork” to the Senate’s stimulus bill.

Hugh Hewitt and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discuss how America is holding the line especially vis a vis China.

Mike Gallagher talks with the “My Pillow Guy,” Mike Lindell about how his company is gearing up to produce medical masks instead of pillows.

Chris Stigall talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and advisor to President Trump about his relationship with the President.

Hugh Hewitt and Pete Peterson, Dean of the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine, talk about their student’s involvement in the effort to keep Californians informed during this crisis.

Sebastian Gorka looks at the timeline of events in China that lead up to the Coronavirus crisis.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Arthur Brooks, author of books on love and happiness, about overcoming fear during these difficult times.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Jon Patton of The Gun Collective about the brisk business gun shops are seeing that might be related to the Coronavirus crisis.

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