How to Hold China Accountable for COVID-19

Americans are understandably upset. Businesses are closed, and people’s lives and livelihoods are at stake. It makes sense that people would demand the government take action against those responsible for the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic once we’ve made it through. Here’s how—and how not—to hold China accountable for the new coronavirus. As of right […]

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House Republicans Accuse Democrats of Exploiting Coronavirus Crisis to Push ‘Extreme’ Immigration Agenda

Republican members of the House Oversight Committee accused their Democratic colleagues of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to push their own “extreme” immigration agenda. House Oversight Committee ranking member Jim Jordan said congressional Democrats were attempting to use the COVID-19 outbreak “to advocate for their extreme changes in immigration policy,” and commended the White House for enforcing the […]

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With Ukraine Already on Lockdown, Chernobyl Burns

KYIV, Ukraine—Seriously, what else could go wrong? With Ukraine still on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, massive wildfires, including one within the Chernobyl exclusion zone, sent clouds of potentially radioactive smog into Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv on Thursday—the same day an unusual sand storm hit the city. The combination of dust and smoke […]

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Trump Administration Touts Boost in New Coronavirus Testing

President Donald Trump and administration officials indicated that testing for the coronavirus is headed for a big increase, as the administration moves toward reopening the economy.  “Earlier this week the [Food and Drug Administration] authorized two new antibody tests, which is very exciting, that will determine whether someone has been previously infected with the virus, […]

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Trump Outlines 3-Phase Approach to ‘Opening Up America Again’ Amid COVID-19

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a cautious, three-phase approach—one that still gives wide latitude to governors—for reopening the shuttered economy in states that have had low rates of transmission of COVID-19.  “Based on the latest data, our team of experts now agrees that we can begin the next front in our war, which we’re […]

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How COVID-19 Exacerbates Lebanon’s Mounting Economic, Political Woes

Lebanon—already crippled by overlapping political, economic, and regional crises—faces catastrophic consequences from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The worsening public health crisis has magnified Lebanon’s severe economic, fiscal, and foreign-debt problems and has undermined efforts to address other critical issues, such as corruption, sectarian tensions, and poor governance.  Even worse, the pandemic is likely to exacerbate Lebanon’s […]

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Trump Set to Lay Out Plan for Reopening America

President Donald Trump intends to announce guidelines Thursday for states to “reopen” as the nation makes progress against the coronavirus pandemic. “The data suggests that nationwide we have passed the peak on new [COVID-19] cases. Hopefully, that will continue,” Trump said Wednesday evening in the Rose Garden at the White House. “These encouraging developments have […]

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How Christian Educators Adapt and Persevere During COVID-19 Crisis

As the coronavirus sweeps across the country, unprecedented statewide school closures have transformed education in America. The massive and abrupt shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing private Christian schools to re-examine how they will maintain educational standards and community during this crisis. Christian schools have responded with tenacity, flexibility, and a […]

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