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RealClearPolitics (RCP) is a conservative political news site and polling data aggregator formed in 2000 by former options trader John McIntyre and former advertising agency account executive Tom Bevan. The site features selected political news stories and op-eds from various news publications in addition to commentary from its own contributors.Source
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The Lockdown Has Gone From a Mistake to a Crime

The Lockdown Has Gone From a Mistake to a Crime

Four months ago, I wrote a column titled "The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History." I explained that "'mistake' and 'evil' are not synonyms. The lockdown is a mistake; the Holocaust, slavery, communism, fascism, etc., were evils. Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people." Regarding the economic catastrophe in America and around the world -- especially among the world's poor who are dependent upon America and other first-world countries for their income through exports and tourism -- I wrote, "It is panic and hysteria, not...

September 2, 2020
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How Sanders Was 'Russia-gated' Out of the 2020 Race | RealClearPolitics

How Sanders Was 'Russia-gated' Out of the 2020 Race | RealClearPolitics

(Senate Television via AP)XStory Streamrecent articlesBut rRelated Topics: , , ,Comment©2020 RealClearPolitics |

April 19, 2020
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Eight Reasons to Support Reopening Our Country | RealClearPolitics

Eight Reasons to Support Reopening Our Country | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYXStory Streamrecent articlesSeveral governors are beginning to engage in opening their states. Good. They should wait no further. As each day goes by, we learn more and more about the coronavirus and its effects, and the facts lead toward getting adults back to work and children back to school. We suggest a focus away from the blare and glare of raw death tolls and worst-case scenarios. Instead let’s look at less-alarming truths that are generally being ignored by a media more invested in shock and frenzy. Perhaps we should start with these:The first numbers we heard...

April 23, 2020
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Reporter vs. Trump: Why Didn't You Warn People Virus Was Spreading Like Wildfire Instead Of Holding Rallies?

Reporter vs. Trump: Why Didn't You Warn People Virus Was Spreading Like Wildfire Instead Of Holding Rallies?

|Posted ByOn Date April 19, 2020At Sunday's White House coronavirus task force briefing, CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang asked President Trump why he didn't "warn" people that the virus was spreading while he was holding MAGA rallies.WEIJIA JIANG, CBS NEWS: Since you shared with us something else that you saw on TV today. I have a question about something you said Thursday. You said you were angry because information about the virus should have been told to us earlier and a lot sooner. "People knew it was coming and people did not want to talk about it."Many Americans are...

April 19, 2020
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What a Prolonged Shutdown Will Cost in Human Life | RealClearPolitics

What a Prolonged Shutdown Will Cost in Human Life | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYXStory Streamrecent articlesEzekiel Emanuel, adviser to presidential candidate Joe Biden and Obamacare architect, just asking us to abandon our livelihoods, religious services, and “contact with friends and extended family.” He claims we have “no choice” and that the alternative is hundreds of thousands of deaths.He has that COVID-19 is a “great argument for universal health care coverage.” His plan is politically motivated — and deadly.When President Trump expressed concerns about the shutdown, his critics presented a false choice between mitigating deaths and the...

April 21, 2020
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Facebook's COVID-Protest Ban Renews Censorship Concerns | RealClearPolitics

Facebook's COVID-Protest Ban Renews Censorship Concerns | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)XStory Streamrecent articlesFacebook’s growing power over the public square is back in the news this week as the company announced it is banning the promotion of certain kinds of back-to-work protest events on its platform. While the company’s previous bans have largely focused on blocking digital speech it finds objectionable, the move to thwart protests in the physical world underscores just how central the social media giant has become to the expression of democracy and just how much power it now wields over even our physical lives.On Monday, the...

April 22, 2020
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Tucker Carlson: Blame America Or China? China Is Waging a Coronavirus Distraction Campaign

Tucker Carlson: Blame America Or China? China Is Waging a Coronavirus Distraction Campaign

|Posted ByOn Date April 18, 2020Watch the latest video at Tucker Carlson said in his monologue Friday night that China is waging a coronavirus distraction campaign and it is now a dilemma for Democrats to blame America or China.TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Good evening and welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight. We brought you fresh reporting last night about the origins of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Tonight, we have more. We spent much of the day speaking to highly informed officials in the U.S. government, as well as seasoned specialists on China. Here’s the picture that’s emerging: First,...

April 18, 2020
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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Americans Should "Just Say No" To Going Back To Work After Reopening Society

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Americans Should "Just Say No" To Going Back To Work After Reopening Society

|Posted ByOn Date April 22, 2020In an interview with VICE's Anand Giridharadas, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said people should just say "no" to going back to work when the President speaks about reopening the economy and society."When we talk about this idea of 'reopening society' you know, only in America, does the President, when the President tweets about liberation, does he mean go back to work," the Congresswoman said. "When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot people should just say 'no,' we’re not going back to that. We’re not going back to...

April 22, 2020
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We Won't Do This for 12 to 18 Months | RealClearPolitics

We Won't Do This for 12 to 18 Months | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARYWarren)XStory Streamrecent articlesEconomist Herb Stein was famous for a great many things, but most prominent among them was “Stein’s Law.” It is elegant in its simplicity: “Stein’s Law is particularly appropriate these days as we discuss plans for reopening the economy. There is a small but growing portion of mostly Republican governors who seem intent on opening up sooner rather than later. There’s also a group that insists on opening up slowly, with suggesting “conferences, concerts, sporting events, religious services, dinner in a restaurant, none of that will...

April 23, 2020
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Beijing Fears COVID-19 Is Turning Point for China, Globalization | RealClearPolitics

Beijing Fears COVID-19 Is Turning Point for China, Globalization | RealClearPolitics

COMMENTARYCOMMENTARY(Xie Huanchi/Xinhua via AP)XStory Streamrecent articlesWhile the world fights the coronavirus pandemic, China is fighting a propaganda war. Beijing’s war aim is simple: shift away from China all blame for the outbreak, the botched initial response, and its early spread into the broader world. At stake is China’s global reputation, as well as the potential of a fundamental shift away from China for trade and manufacturing. Also at risk is the personal legacy of General Secretary Xi Jinping, who has staked his legitimacy on his technocratic competence. After dealing with...

March 18, 2020
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