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It's Fine to Talk About How This Crisis Ends

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:01
If I followed all my doctor's instructions to the letter, life would be excruciating.

The Press Corps' Sturm und Drang

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:01
If there is one thing we know for certain about the American press corps' interaction with President Donald Trump, it is that they presuppose him an unserious and very vain dolt.

The Worst Time for Congressional Partisanship

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:01
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's attempted partisan sabotage of the coronavirus relief bill might mark a new low for her.

Time to Step Up: The Coronavirus Opportunity for Our Country

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:01
This week's dumb national debate has been about when to reopen our economy. To date, our strategy on the coronavirus has been to shut down pretty much everything and stay home.

Anti-Pandemic Rules the Opposite of Anti-Climate Change Rules

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:01
To reduce the carbon dioxide emissions thought to produce catastrophic climate change, Americans have been urged to cluster in large, densely populated cities.

Dr. Deborah Birx: Coronavirus data not matching extreme predictions

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:32
The White House response coordinator for the coronavirus task force said Thursday that extreme predictions about the pandemic don't line up with the incoming data, while also pushing back against unfounded rumors that could alarm the public.

Democracy 2020 Digest: States embrace mail-in voting as coronavirus upends elections

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:11
While more than 10 states with upcoming presidential nominating contests have postponed their elections due to the coronavirus outbreak, three states scheduled to hold primaries and caucuses on April 4 are not delaying the dates of their contests.

Ahead of coronavirus stimulus vote, House lawmakers concerned Rep. Massie may trigger delay

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:06
Furious lawmakers voiced serious concerns on Capitol Hill late Thursday that a Republican House member could “go rogue” and possibly scuttle a vote on the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, and potentially endanger other House members in the process, Fox News has learned.

McCarthy blasts Pelosi for boasting over coronavirus bill wins: 'That is an outright lie'

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:35
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday of holding up the $2 trillion coronavirus response package to extract partisan goodies while struggling families and businesses paid the price. 

Unemployment skyrockets

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:27
Meanwhile Pelosi sets targets for next bailout package.

Coronavirus bill includes $350 million for migration, refugee assistance

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:16
The $2 trillion spending package to boost the economy in response to the coronavirus crisis includes a $350 million pot of money for “Migration and Refugee Assistance” -- the latest item in the legislative behemoth that is angering critics.

Biden calls for student loan forgiveness, more aid in next wave of coronavirus response

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:05
Former Vice President Joe Biden wants Americans to know how he’d implement the massive $2 trillion coronavirus package to jumpstart the economy if he were in the White House.

Pelosi hints at what Dems could include in next coronavirus bill

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:34
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday claimed that Democrats “won the day” in obtaining what they wanted from the Senate’s $2.2 trillion coronavirus response stimulus package, while hinting at other items she would like to see included in a forthcoming bill.

White House says record surge in unemployment claims 'no surprise' amid coronavirus response

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:26
The White House on Thursday said the record surge in unemployment claims is “to be totally expected” and “no surprise” considering the nationwide response to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus bill provision that GOP critics warn could fuel layoffs likely to remain

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:35
A provision in the $2 trillion coronavirus response package that Republican senators had warned could fuel layoffs looks likely to remain in the text -- after an 11th-hour effort to remove it in the Senate was shot down.

Coronavirus package has $400 million to help states beef up mail-in voting

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:45
The funds would assist states as they expand voting by mail, early voting, online registration and make in-person voting safer for all. 

Pentagon says coronavirus cases in military have quadrupled since last week

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:35
The Pentagon said Thursday cases of the novel coronavirus have quadrupled in the U.S. military since last week, with more than 280 service members now infected around the world.

HHS implements anti-price gouging order amid coronavirus outbreak

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:08
The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday implemented President Trump’s executive order to prevent the hoarding of certain health and medical resources necessary to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Chutzpah: ADL Wants a Federal Bailout

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:50

Chutzpah: ADL Wants a Federal Bailout
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2020

In times of crisis, nonprofits are on the front lines, ready to respond and serve communities across the nation– but funds are needed to continue doing so. Join us in calling on Congress to include #Relief4Charities in any #COVID19 relief legislation. https://t.co/boy03YhofL

— ADL (@ADL) March 22, 2020

When I think of “essential” workers in America, the smear merchants of the Anti-Defamation League are at the bottom of the barrel. For decades, they’ve demonized conservatives and Christians as agents of “hate” and treated our very existence as incitements to violence. The ADL’s manufactured outrage machine has broadened its target list to anyone remotely critical of Israel for any reason, President Donald Trump, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, “America First” college students, innocuous hand gestures, cartoon frogs and anyone who dares to think or write that “It’s OK to be white.”

Now, in the wake of the “Chinese flu” pandemic, ADL is lining up with all the other federal bailout vultures clamoring for free money. This week, the group issued a statement calling on Congress to include “relief for charities” in any COVID-19 legislation. “In times of crisis,” ADL self-righteously urged, “nonprofits are on the front lines, ready to respond and serve communities across the nation — but funds are needed to continue doing so.” The “relief package” pushed by ADL and several hundred other groups demands $60 billion in “emergency stimulus funding to support our work… during this time of crisis and need.”

What a crock. The primary “front lines” ADL occupies are on the battlefields against American sovereignty and free speech. By my count, the open borders zealots of ADL have filed 17 amicus briefs in our courts supporting obstruction of Trump’s immigration enforcement and national security measures. The group is particularly proud of its brief in Trump v. Hawaii, in which it “led a coalition of six Jewish organizations using our unique moral voice to passionately argue against the so-called Muslim ban, citing three historical examples when our nation later recognized that we were wrong to turn our back, including denying refuge to Jews fleeing the Nazis.” The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the travel restrictions and affirmed the broad plenary powers of the executive branch over immigration.

On top of the $60 billion ADL wants for itself and its ideological fellow travelers (including tax-funded refugee resettlement contractors Catholic Charities, Church World Service and Lutheran Services), the group called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week to include Medicaid coverage and tax rebates for illegal immigrants in her Chinese flu rescue package. ADL’s full-throated promotion of America’s demographic transformation through mass migration stands in stark contrast to its unapologetic defense of Israel’s restrictionist immigration policies and militarized borders.

But heaven forbid you point out the hypocrisy.

Instead of fighting defamation, the ADL traffics in false accusations of anti-Semitism under the guise of “Never Again” repeating the Holocaust. Putting American citizens over hundreds of thousands of Third World and Muslim refugees is “xenophobic,” the ADL decries, and would lead to a repeat of World War II Nazism. Hanging banners from highway overpasses calling for our government to “secure borders” or “defend American workers” is a “white supremacist tactic.” And pointing out the obvious nexus between open borders and disease will put you on the dreaded ADL “extremism” radar.

Yes, the ADL prides itself on “monitor(ing) and report(ing) on the rhetoric of anti-immigration activists and their supporters… (who) have long promoted the notion of immigrants as bringing disease, crime and environmental problems into the United States.” Instead of refuting the facts, they just point, sputter and smear. In 2009, during the swine flu outbreak traced to Mexico, I wrote on my blog that “the spread of contagious diseases from around the world into the U.S.” was the “result of uncontrolled immigration.” ADL swooped in with a raging condemnation of me and others who “demonize Mexicans and immigrants, blaming them for the spread of the virus.”

ADL’s virtue-signalers went on to warn that “(a)nti-immigrant groups and some mainstream media commentators are using the outbreak to advance their prejudiced views and agendas, warning that the virus in the U.S. is the result of illegal immigration.”

It’s not “prejudice.” It’s reality. Every sovereign nation on every continent, including Israel, has now closed its borders to foreign travelers and trespassers to head off this global pandemic. If we had learned from swine flu history 11 years ago, perhaps the current outbreak would not have resulted in such a delayed and addled response mired in deadly political correctness. But the ADL is still conducting business as usual during this latest open borders contagion, blithely attacking “anti-Semitic, racist tropes” as the real public health menace. Really.

According to its most recent financial statements, ADL and the ADL Foundation raked in nearly $80 million in operating revenues in 2018, with net assets worth more than $92 million. Fear-mongering is big business. The idea that ADL’s professional character assassins serve any vital role in assisting vulnerable American citizens in need of food, shelter or medical assistance is pure chutzpah. The notion that they should be entitled to a single penny of taxpayer subsidies from American workers being laid off in droves is an affront to decency. Crying “racism” and “diversity” to fill coffers and silence political opponents exacerbated the current catastrophe. ADL’s treachery should be reviled, not rewarded.

Michelle Malkin’s email address is MichelleMalkinInvestigates@protonmail.com.

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