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Lanhee Chen: The World Health Organization Desperately Needs Reform

The World Health Organization botched its response to the novel coronavirus. It legitimized China’s early and misleading claims about the disease, which set back the initial response to the virus in other countries, including in the US.

What’s needed now is an independent investigation of the WHO’s reaction to the coronavirus crisis and an accounting of the interactions between the WHO’s leadership and China’s government.

We must also press for a new leader for the WHO. The current leader of the group, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has not been transparent in a number of critical decisions, all while showing allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party on critical matters. Sidelining him now would let us identify a successor we can support while empowering others at the organization who will emphasize values like accountability and openness in the WHO’s ongoing efforts.

These reforms are urgently needed. Because as long as the organization plays the role it does, lives are at stake.

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Jerry Bowyer: An Election Season to Watch

The presidential election might not be until November, but another election season has already started. America’s largest corporations are now holding annual shareholder meetings—and we should all be paying attention.

One to track closely is on May 27—when Amazon’s investors are going to be asked to vote on whether to end Amazon’s practice of outsourcing its charitable screening to the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center.

By relying on these biased activists, Amazon has excluded Christian charities such as the Family Research Council from the list of options which customers can support via Amazon’s Smile program. As a publicly-traded company, Amazon is ultimately subject to its shareholders.

If you’re invested in Amazon, you’re an owner. You should speak out. There’s an election on May 27th and it will determine whether one of the largest corporations in the world can treat Christianity as a hate group.

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Hugh Hewitt: A Heartfelt Salute

The dangerous world we are looking at today serves as an appropriate backdrop for our expression of gratitude for those who have died in the service of our nation.

From the time of our nation’s founding to today, well over 1.2 million Americans have paid the ultimate price in the service of our country.

Today is a day for us to say, “thank you.” It is also a day for us to dedicate ourselves.

In 1863 Abraham Lincoln called our country an “unfinished work.” And, in many respects, we remain an unfinished work.

Our commitment—the commitment of “the living”—to the values and freedoms our honored veterans fought for makes clear that they did not die in vain.

To those who have served or are serving today: A grateful nation says, “thank you.”

To those listening who have a loved one who died for this great cause: A special thanks to you—and a heartfelt civilian salute from me (and all my friends here at the Salem Media Group).

Happy Memorial Day.

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Hugh Hewitt: Not Your Typical Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend typically serves as a kick-off for the summer months ahead.

Yes: This year it still holds that spot on our calendar, but—no matter where you are in this great country—this holiday weekend will not be normal.

Whether you’re somewhat back to normal, socializing and socially-distanced or isolating at home, take some time to consider the ultimate sacrifice made by so many on behalf of the nation we love.

Consider as well the many who have paid a very high price, short of dying.

If you can, please consider starting with those who serve the wounded and serve the surviving family members. Start with the Semper Fi Fund and the Fisher House Foundation.

Look them up.

Support them.

Support—especially—the families in your world who’ve paid a heavy price for their service to the nation.

We are debtors to those who serve, those who fight, those who die.

A grateful nation says, “Thank you.”

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