The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘Fact-Based Truth’: MSNBC Demonized Ron DeSantis; Where’s the Apology?

  Mike Barnicle, Morning Joe, Monday, March 23: “Joe, if you talk to a lot of experts — I was fortunate enough to spend most of Friday afternoon around one of the greatest hospitals in the world, Brigham and Women’s here in Boston — you find out their view of what they’re looking at and […]

U.S. Coronavirus Daily Deaths Have Decreased 43% in the Past Four Weeks

  Since peaking April 21, the daily number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 have decreased from an average of more than 2,000 per day to fewer than 1,200. This decrease has been mainly due to sharp reductions in the rate of death in the two hardest-hit states of New York and New Jersey. During the […]

COVID-19: The ‘Experts’ Are Clueless

  As states began reopening their economies a month ago — led by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott — the media’s favorite “experts” predicted doom. We were told to expect a deadly “surge” of new cases, a “second wave” of COVID-19 infections. And then . . . […]

West Virginia’s COVID-19 ‘Hot Spot’

After our trip to the Longbranch Saloon in Hedgesville, W.Va., I discovered that we had actually been in more danger than I knew: MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday that West Virginia National Guard members were being sent immediately to the Eastern Panhandle because of an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases. Depending […]

The Battle of Atillis Gym

  This may go down in history books as the 21st-century Concord Bridge: A few hours after workouts began Monday morning at New Jersey’s Atilis Gym — which is making national headlines for its early reopening in defiance of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s coronavirus shutdown order — police showed up outside the Bellmawr business. What […]

Trust the Health Experts!

  Last week, I was shocked to hear that Los Angeles was planning to be on coronavirus lockdown until August. Even if that was your plan, why would you announce more than two months of onerous restrictions so far in advance? Just extend it by two weeks now, see what happens and, if the number […]

‘Out-of-Towners’ Blamed for ‘Mayhem’ After Florida City Re-Opens Beach

  Florida’s COVID-19 response has been a tremendous success story. Much like Georgia, where Gov. Brian Kemp resisted the Cult of Eternal Lockdown, the Republican governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, delayed issuing a statewide lockdown order and was one of the first governors to lift the order. As I have explained elsewhere, most Florida counties […]

Remember How Everybody Was Going to Die Because Georgia Ended Lockdowns?

  The headlines last month were scary: Georgia’s dangerous coronavirus experiment — Joel Mathis, The Week April 21 Georgia’s Kemp neglected to warn people about his dangerous gamble — Steve Benen, MSNBC, April 22 Kemp poised to lift restrictions, despite warnings of renewed outbreak — Alan Judd and Greg Bluestein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 29 It […]

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