Tag Archives: COVID-19

Lanhee Chen: Rejoining the WHO

The Biden Administration announced in their first week that the US is rejoining the World Health Organization. But the WHO is a flawed group—one that has performed poorly while the world has struggled with COVID-19. Early on, the group was far too deferential to China, even parroting Beijing’s early claim that the virus could not be transmitted between humans. Since then, an independent panel concluded that the WHO dithered in its response, waiting too long to declare an international emergency. All the while, the WHO has continued to block Taiwan’s participation because of political objections from the Chinese government, despite the fact that the world has much to learn from Taiwan’s exceptional response to the virus.

Before rejoining the WHO, we should have demanded some accountability and reform from the group for the $400 million in taxpayer dollars we send to it each year. It looks like we’ll keep on writing blank checks to the WHO—which they are more than happy to keep cashing.

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Georgia Voters to Set Direction of Nation in Vote for Two Senate Seats

Townhall Review for January 2, 2021

Hugh Hewitt talks with Georgia Senator David Perdue about his Democratic opponents in the Georgia run off election and the ramifications should the Democrats take control of Congress.

Bob Frantz and Ohio Congressmen Jim Jordan talk about the stimulus bill just passed and the Georgia run off plus Democrat Jon Ossoff’s ties to China.

Trish Regan talks with former Hedge Fund manager Neil Grossman about the COVID relief bill just signed by President Trump.

Dennis Prager talks about the impact of government-imposed COVID restrictions such as flying home for the holidays and how it is important to live fully.

Allen West reflects on the year 2020 and why we need to think about the positives.

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Albert Mohler: Looking to 2021 With Hope

Before the year 2020 began, the biggest story by far had already begun, but we didn’t know it. Most Americans thought the big story of 2020 would be the presidential election. What could be bigger? We soon found out.

Democrats impeached Donald Trump but failed to remove him. The same party panicked when Bernie Sanders took the lead for the nomination, but it was Joe Biden who took the prize. John Lewis, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alex Trebek, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John le Carre all died, each with a different story.

In November, Joe Biden was declared the winner, but Donald Trump was in no mood to concede. He hasn’t yet.

Of course, COVID-19 became the big story of the year. In December, “Operation Warp Speed” produced a vaccine. It’s still a big fight.

Most of us won’t be sad to see 2020 end, and we look to 2021 with hope. May the New Year bring you and yours renewed promise and blessing.

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Lanhee Chen: “Dysfunctional” Doesn’t Adequately Describe the Golden State

Want to know how dysfunctional things have gotten in California?

Senator Dianne Feinstein applied for unemployment insurance.

Well, not exactly. It was a fraudster—a former employee at California’s Employment Development Department, which administers the state’s unemployment insurance program posing as Feinstein—who bilked taxpayers for over $200,000 in benefits that were targeted at gig workers, independent contractors, and others who’ve been out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And this isn’t an isolated incident. Additional examples of fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in California are plentiful. And, unfortunately, it’s those who most need the aid during the recent economic slowdown who have been hurt the worst because Governor Gavin Newsom and his cronies have been asleep at the switch.

Sometime, California voters will say, “enough is enough” with the incompetence, arrogance, and hypocrisy that has marked one-party rule in the state.

Let’s hope that “sometime” is soon.

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A Dead Nuclear Scientist, A Dangerous Iran and a New Administration

Townhall Review – December 5, 2020

Dennis Prager examines reports that Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated and who was responsible.

Hugh Hewitt talks with retired Admiral James Stavridis about who President-elect Biden will pick as his Secretary of Defense.

Hugh Hewitt and Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher talk about future of relations with Iran under the new administration.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Daniel Turner, of Power the Future, about U.S. energy policy under the new Biden administration and John Kerry as special presidential envoy for climate.

Larry Elder looks at the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the election and a short-lived research paper from Johns Hopkins.

Dennis Prager talks with Dr. Beau Briese, an emergency room physician in Houston, about the pandemic’s impact on Houston hospitals.

Dennis Prager and Shelby Steele, of the Hoover Institution, talk about his recently produced documentary, “What Killed Michael Brown?

Mike Gallagher talks about the pandemic leadership of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Albert Mohler: A Win for Religious Liberty Coast to Coast

An extremely important ruling and defense of religious liberty was handed down the day before Thanksgiving by the Supreme Court of the United States. It was a five-four ruling in defense of the Roman Catholic diocese of Brooklyn, and also a Jewish congregation, but it’s not just a win for those two religious bodies. It’s a win for religious liberty coast to coast.

For the first time in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court of the United States by that five-four majority said, this has gone on too long and government has overstepped. It’s gone too far. And in defense of religious liberty, the court handed down a preliminary injunction. This is very different than how the Supreme Court has handled these issues since the beginning of the pandemic and this will send a very clear signal.

But just do the math, five-four. And note this, three of the five justices in defense of religious liberty, three of the five were nominated to the court by President Donald Trump. And they were confirmed by a Senate with a Republican majority. Elections have consequences. And right now our focus, even as we celebrate this win for religious liberty, has to be on that special election in Georgia on the 5th of January. Elections have consequences. Yes. And just remember, that when for religious liberty was one of the consequences of previous elections. Now we understand what’s at stake.

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