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Ed Morrissey: Governor Cuomo’s Deadly COVID Secret Exposed

Few politicians have received the level of adulation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over the course of this pandemic. National media painted him as a hero, Hollywood gave him an Emmy for his press conferences, and his publisher released Cuomo’s self-congratulatory book hailing his own leadership. All of this idolization deliberately distracted from a deadly secret: Cuomo’s policy forcing nursing homes to admit COVID-19 positive patients resulted in thousands of deaths, and Cuomo’s administration hid it for months to avoid potential prosecution.

Now that this secret has been exposed, the New York legislature has no choice but to demand accountability from Governor Cuomo. Thousands of elderly New Yorkers died as a result Cuomo’s policies—his own top aide has admitted as much. Legacy media outlets should also be held accountable. They lionized Cuomo even while questions about this policy and its deadly effects were being asked.

The nation should demand more from our public servants than entertainment awards and deception.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Coming Battle Over COVID

The vast fiscal crisis descending on states as a result of COVID-19 will challenge them all.

But the financial burdens brought about by massive tax-revenue losses caused by the virus should not be conflated with the preexisting financial conditions of many states.

Some states will try to secure financial bailouts for long-practiced profligacies and do so at the expense of the more thrifty, prudent states.

New York Governor Cuomo has been raising his voice, literally, trying to divert attention from this core dilemma, using the genuine suffering and an anti-McConnell press as a shield. But Governor Cuomo shouldn’t be allowed to cloud the clear vision of the massive problem.

The coming debate really isn’t about Trump, Cuomo or McConnell. It’s about structural federalism, the genius of our republic.

This isn’t about grace. Much grace, in the form of vast grants of funds, has already been given.

It’s about federalism.

And it’s about prudence.

That which gets rewarded gets repeated.

If we reward that financial mismanagement, we’ll get more of the same.

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