Education Cannot Be Paused for a Pandemic

The White House – August 21, 2020
Education Cannot Be Paused for a Pandemic
-The Hill
“More than our physical health is being affected by this novel coronavirus. With the nation moving towards virtual living to continue social distancing, we are risking under-educating a generation. Children need the option to have an in-person education,” physician and Congressman Michael Burgess writes.

AG Barr Says Feds Have Made Nearly 1,500 Arrests in ‘Operation Legend’
New York Post
“Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that federal agents helped make 1,485 arrests as part of the nine-city anti-violent-crime Operation Legend . . . Barr said federal charges can put away violent criminals for longer periods of time. He slammed what he said are often soft penalties in local cases,” Steven Nelson reports.

馃幀聽WATCH:When crime spiked this summer, President Trump took action

Blackouts Expose Perils and Costs of California’s ‘Electrify Everything’ Push
“The blackouts that hit California over the past few days exposed the fragility of one of the most-expensive and least-reliable electric grids in North America. They also show that California’s grid can’t handle the load it has now, much less accommodate the enormous amount of new demand that would have to be met if the state attempts to ‘electrify everything'” relying solely upon renewable energy, Robert Bryce writes.

Trump Right to Back Arms Embargo on Iran, a Dangerous State Sponsor of Terrorism
-Fox News
“Iran is the chief threat to stability in the Middle East. A stable Middle East is important to America’s interests. From the start, Trump has sought to rebalance U.S. commitments . . . Unlike Obama, Trump is smart enough to know disengaging from the region is even worse, leaving open running for the likes of Iran,” James Jay Carafano writes.

How to Set World Trade Straight
-The Wall Street Journal
The World Trade Organization “needs new rules to stop the economic distortions that flow from China’s state capitalism. It’s impossible to sustain public confidence in an international trade system when nonmarket practices destroy prospects for workers and businesses around the world,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer writes.

馃幀聽President Trump:聽We replaced the disaster known as NAFTA!

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Five Stories President Trump Doesn鈥檛 Want You to Miss

The White House – July 31, 2020
Texas Couple Has Saved 68 Lives and Counting With Their COVID-19 Plasma Donations
-Good Morning America
“Brian and Dina Murphy of San Antonio, Texas, have made it their mission to help others by donating plasma to 68 people after both fell ill with [Coronavirus] in March,” Angeline Bernabe writes. “I felt that really, God really saved me and to be a survivor,” Dina said. “I felt that this is really what he wants me to do鈥攖o help others.”

馃幀聽President Trump:聽If you had COVID-19, donate plasma to save lives!

There Is No Substitute for Proactive Policing
City Journal
“As budget cuts begin to affect police personnel, departments may have to pull officers from proactive activities and place them in response cars to manage the demand for emergency calls,” criminal justice professor William Sousa writes. If 20th-century American history is any guide, “higher rates of crime and disorder will likely result.”

馃幀聽WATCH:聽Attacks on law enforcement have led to a violent crime surge

Restoring America’s Energy Dominance
-The Marshall News Messenger
“In the very near term, President Trump championed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which helped bring the energy industry back from the brink of collapse in the face of plunging prices as a result of the pandemic . . . In the longer term, President Trump has rolled back stifling regulations which have constrained American energy production,” Texas state Rep. Chris Paddie writes.

Ben Carson: How HUD Is Helping Ohio’s Foster Youth
One year ago, “HUD launched the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative, a unique program offering housing vouchers to localities to award to foster youth so they can receive rental assistance when obtaining their first home in the private rental market,” Housing & Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson writes. “To date, 26 states have received funding for 680 individual vouchers, for a total of $5.6 million.”

First Lady Melania Trump:聽“A team effort to help America’s children”

These Kids Are Getting Left Behind When Schools Go Online
According to experts, “millions of school-age children live in households without home internet service, high-speed internet, access to computer devices or help from parents who know how to use them,” Catherine Shoichet reports. “Last spring, some schools warned they were seeing a growing number of students missing online classes.”

馃幀聽President Trump:聽Reopen schools by protecting at-risk populations

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The White House – July 10, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Wants Schools Open Full-Time This Fall
Chicago Tribune
“Ultimately, it’s not a matter of if schools need to open, it’s a matter of how. School must reopen, they must be fully operational. And how that happens is best left to education and community leaders,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told governors this week. On Tuesday, President Trump held a White House summit on reopening schools this fall.

China Never Reported Existence of Coronavirus to World Health Organization
The Washington Free Beacon
“Contrary to claims from both Chinese officials and the World Health Organization, China did not report the existence of the coronavirus in late 2019, according to a WHO timeline tracking the spread of the virus. Rather, international health officials discovered the virus through information posted to a U.S. website,” Adam Kredo reports.

Last Week’s Jobs Report Was Good. Here’s Why the July Report Will Be Even Better in Spite of Pandemic Fears.
Yahoo Finance
“The June employment report from the [Bureau of Labor Statistics] showed an increase of 4.8 million jobs,”聽Yahoo Finance聽reports. Now, “daily job listing data, especially in the retail and hospitality sectors,” indicate that July could be an even stronger month for job growth.

Trump Committed to Helping Hispanics Create Prosperity Through Business, Education
Miami Herald
“As the daughter of first-generation Mexican Americans born in a working-class community in Chicago, I know firsthand how important opportunity is in promoting upward mobility and achieving the American Dream,” writes U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza. And creating such opportunity is the “central goal” behind an executive order on Hispanic prosperity that President Trump signed Thursday.

The Media’s War on Words
National Review
“Every time some new correct-speak emerges, CNN and all the media will participate in browbeating us into subservience. Progressive pundits will laugh off concerns about the Orwellian slippery slope. And all of them will immediately sign on to the next round of rhetorical groupthink and further degrade clear language and clear thinking,” David Harsanyi writes.

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