Doctors at a California hospital say suicide is outpacing COVID-19 as a cause of death in their facility, and their county’s shelter-in-place order is to blame.
During an exclusive interview with investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson on her television show Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson on Sunday night, Attkisson asked President Trump about Richard Grenell’s work as acting Director of National Intelligence (NDI) since acquiring that position three months ago.
First it was the New York Times claiming that Christians and their “science denialism” were sending us to “coronavirus hell.” Now, perhaps missing the irony that atheistic China visited COVID-19 upon the world, a Harvard professor has blamed Christians for exacerbating the pandemic, calling belief in an afterlife “a malignant delusion” that “devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier.”
The “Waffle House Index” flashed red last week as the impact of the coronavirus shutdown really began to bite. The Waffle House restaurant chain is a cultural icon with 2,100 locations, mostly in the South. It is also a leading indicator of the health of the economy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) uses the health of the chain as an indicator for the health of the economy as a whole.
Border agents at the southwest frontier of the United States caught four illegal-alien sex fiends and a gang member in the last five days, along with a box truck packed with three dozen illegals.
Given the opportunity presenting itself in the form of the coronavirus shutdown, many anti-gun states shut down gun stores and manufacturers as being “non-essential.” On Saturday, the Trump administration revised its own list of “essential” businesses deemed important to the safety and security of the Republic and the list now includes gun stores and gun manufacturers.
A Texas judge has ruled that Texas abortion centers can stay open in spite of the governor’s orders to stop non-essential medical procedures to conserve medical resources for coronavirus patients.
Much of the nation has shut down. Federal, state, and local governments have closed businesses, schools, and even churches; have prohibited public gatherings; imposed “shelter-in-place” orders, along with quarantines and curfews — all to contain the spread of the coronavirus. But one thing that has not shut down is construction of the border wall.
Even the New York Times, in a front-page story — above the fold — has recognized the obvious. “Pandemic tempts leaders to seize sweeping powers,” reads the headline, raising the question of whether many of the increased powers of government, and the corresponding contraction of liberty, will emerge as permanent features of life around the globe.
The pastor of the River at Tampa Bay Church has been arrested for violating a Hillsborough County, Florida, “safer at home” order meant to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne turned himself in on Monday after the Hillsborough County sheriff announced that a warrant had been issued.