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National Coronavirus Recovery Commission Announces Five-Phase Plan To Reopen America

These Heritage Foundation recommendations will help to restart economic activity while suppressing the novel coronavirus to give the American people the confidence to begin returning to normal. The plan is formulated to save both our lives and our livelihoods. It is not about choosing between protecting lives or the economy, but about achieving the prudent balance needed to protect both. We urge CHQ readers to download the report, read it and share it with the leaders of your community.

Fake News Kills

Last week, we learned the only thing more contagious than COVID-19 is fake news. The mainstream media is desperate to turn the coronavirus scare into President Donald Trump’s Hurricane Katrina. What does that mean? It means they’re motivated to overhype this story simply so they can pile as much pressure as possible onto the president.

Coronavirus, Moral Knowledge And Social Distancing

We must each act upon the moral knowledge that we have an individual responsibility to help prevent the spread of this new disease. What has happened in Italy shows that less-than-urgent appeals to the public by the government to slightly change habits regarding social interactions aren’t enough when the terrible outcomes they are designed to prevent are not yet apparent; when they become evident, it’s generally too late to act.

Obama’s Ghost Haunts Coronavirus Response

“The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing, and we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion,” President Donald Trump said at a meeting with airline executives on March 4 at the White House.

Responses to the Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus from Heritage Foundation Experts

Virtually every interest group in Washington will attempt to exploit the coronavirus crisis to further its own aims. The aphorism “Never let a good crisis go to waste” exists for a reason. Heritage Foundation policy experts say Congress should not allow the crisis to be exploited either by special interests seeking bailouts or those seeking policy aims that are only tangentially related to the crisis.

How Far Should Trump’s Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Go?

The coronavirus economic panic defies conventional arguments about moral hazard and other arguments against intervention in the economy that were raised during the 2008 Great Recession. We are interested to know and share what conservatives think about the possible coronavirus economic stimulus package – please tell us what you think in the comments section at the end of this article.

I Prefer My Corona With Lime

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The media hype surrounding coronavirus is, at one level, obviously inspired by political bias. It would make Trump’s enemies very happy if he could be accused of botching the official response to this disease, but so far, the federal government seems to be working about as effectively as could be expected. By the time Election Day rolls around in November, it’s unlikely anyone will be thinking about coronavirus. It is a disease that spreads like the flu. When is flu most common? In the winter. Spring is almost here, and we can therefore expect the number of coronavirus cases to decline in April and May. By June, it seems reasonable to expect, the scare will be over.

CPAC and Coronavirus

If you attended CPAC we urge you to follow the advice of Matt Schlapp and call your doctor if you have an elevated temperature, and everyone will benefit by following the sensible coronavirus prevention advice of molecular virologist Dr. James Robb as outlined in this article.

This Is Trump Country

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Where is the “crisis” within the conservative movement that the media assured us was an inevitable consequence of Trump’s presidency? Nowhere in sight at CPAC, and I didn’t see anyone at the Gaylord identified with the notorious “alt-right,” either. It seemed to be the same conservative movement I’ve been covering at these conferences for more than a decade. The only difference from previous gatherings is that this year they’re getting ready to reelect a president. Sixteen years have elapsed since conservatives last had that chance, and with the Democrats deeply divided by Sanders’ candidacy, prospects for victory in November promise to make this year’s CPAC a fun-filled, upbeat event.

What I Learned at CPAC

Myra Adams, Real Clear Politics

As a longtime Republican and CPAC attendee, my observation of Trump/CPAC love is that it now parallels Reagan/CPAC love, and that is no small achievement. CPAC is the only place where white men can wear a red “Make American Great Again” cap with no fear of being mugged. My two takeaways from CPAC: Trump rules supreme over a unified base that strongly believes in “Keeping America Great,” and he will lead a successful fight against socialism.  Both are such highly charged emotional themes that if Democrats choose to downplay either, they do so at their own peril.

CPAC 2019: Fake Hate, Real Fear

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The climate of fear generated by the media’s anti-Trump obsession will require extra security at CPAC this week, because nobody knows what might be in the minds of deluded leftists. Meanwhile, conservative activists attending the conference will be hearing from an all-star roster of GOP officials — congressmen, senators, governors, Cabinet secretaries — and media figures including Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, and Mark Levin. President Trump is scheduled to speak at CPAC shortly before noon Saturday.

Ted Cruz Nails Mark Zuckerberg's Liberal Bias

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed there was no political bias at Facebook Senator Cruz rattled off a laundry list of examples: A “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day” page that was banned in 2012, around the time that homosexuals were organizing a boycott of the fast-food chain after its chief operating officer made comments against same-sex marriage. Diamond and Silk, the outspoken Trump fangirls who were told by Facebook that their “content and brand” were “unsafe to the community” were just two examples on the list.

Trump’s Unconstitutional Gun Confiscation Plans

What President Trump's proposal does is violate the Fifth Amendment to make it easier to violate the Second Amendment – a demonstration of just how far afield from the Constitution Republicans will stray when not securely moored to constitutional conservative principles.

Second Amendment In Jeopardy In The House Next Week

Democrats are working with gun-control groups to find a way to politicize the Parkland, Florida killings to their advantage for November's midterm elections. Democrats don’t really want to do anything that will help identify and stop troubled people from killing, they want to milk these tragedies for political advantage and the GOP's squishy Capitol Hill leaders are ready to help them.

Second Amendment Shows The Limits Of Trump’s Transactional Presidency

As conservatives gathered at CPAC to celebrate a successful first year of the presidency of Donald Trump the President’s response to Nikolas Cruz’s crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School showed the limits of Trump’s commitment to conservative principles and the conservative agenda.

President Trump’s Speech To CPAC Leaves #NeverTrump Gang Squirming

The intelligentsia of the Right and Left will continue to talk down Donald Trump and claim his remarks to CPAC just weren’t up to presidential standards. What they don’t understand is Trump’s stream of consciousness asides are exactly were he connects with the voters and what differentiates him from the inside-the-Beltway political class that voters despise.

Pence To CPAC: 'Progress Is Driven By The People Who Show Up'

Vice President Pence’s defiance of the establishment media outlets that criticized him during the Olympics and glorified Kim Jong-un’s sister seemed to get all the press, but the most important part of his CPAC speech was his message to those on the Right who are still sitting on the sidelines waiting for Trump to fail: “Progress is driven by the people who show up.”

CPAC 2017: Making Peace With Trump, Taking Aim at Congress

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The real story was that President Trump absolutely intends on keeping his promises. Obamacare will be repealed. There will be a wall. We are deporting illegals. We are cutting taxes. The clock is ticking. Congress better understand – this guy’s patience is not unlimited. If they think they can slide back into the big talk in election years/big walks in off years mode, they are going to find Trump in their districts rallying for their primary opponents.

What's Missing From CPAC

President Trump’s team reported great beginnings for his conservative agenda to the thousands of conservatives assembled at CPAC, however, something was definitely missing.

Pence likens Trump to Reagan in 'conviction, vision and courage'

Gabby Morrongiello, Washington Examiner

Vice President Mike Pence, who was awarded the Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award at CPAC, said he knew from the moment he agreed to serve as Trump's second-in-command that "our president would reignite [the conservative] cause and renew it in our own day."