Townhall Review – April 4, 2020Read More »
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.Read More »
Senate Republicans must go big and fast in their response to the coronavirus. They are facing choices right now about what sort of economic relief and stimulus package they support in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The goal is simple: Help those injured in their pocketbooks and provide aid to an economy shuddering under successive shocks of slowdowns and closures.
The biggest impediment to success might be the fact that Capitol Hill staffs don’t turn over much. Longtime Hill workers aren’t exactly the eager recipients of new policy proposals that haven’t been sliced and diced by constituent interest groups.
That has to change. The need is urgent for Congress to go far, go big, go fast. Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced the intention to do just that. He’s going to stay there until it gets done using never tried before ideas.
Time to break the glass and pull the alarm. Time to spend as though you are FDR going to war.
This is no time for business as usual.Read More »
Townhall Review – February 15, 2020Read More »
As the presidential campaign heats up, leaders over 70 control our politics. If Trump wins re-election, he’d be 78 at his term’s end—the oldest president ever.
Elizabeth Warren would be 75, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg would both be 81, and Bernie Sanders would hit 83. Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Pelosi is already 79 and Senate leader Mitch McConnell, 77.
New York attorney Thomas Dewey notes this domination by senior citizens is new: Bill Clinton took office at age 46, and George W. Bush followed him at 54, beating the 52-year-old Vice President, Al Gore. Mr. Dewey seems puzzled by these contrasts, but they actually reflect the unshakable domination of government and culture by Baby Boomers, who ruled the roost in their 50s and still hold sway in their 70s. Members of this post-war population bulge could still reign past their 80s or, more plausibly, 2020 will be their Last Hurrah.Read More »