It’s a nonstarter. And it isn’t an America-first approach.
Who is the press these days? A kerfuffle over the origins and funding of Arizona Mirror illustrates the soundness of the Citizens United decision not making First Amendment rights contingent on the answer.
The focus should be on income support and security. And old idea of Milton Friedman’s would provide a good foundation.
What happened in the Michael Flynn case should bother civil libertarians of all ideological variations, irrespective of what they think about Flynn or Trump.
A general discussion and debate about tort reform would be useful. But creating new COVID-19 liability rules on the fly isn’t warranted.
Sinema’s approach can be caricatured as: Shut everything down. Put everyone on the federal dole.
Trump likes the way the states have managed the COVID-19 outbreak, except when he doesn’t.
This things won’t keep the economy afloat. But they will impede the natural course of a recovery, if the economy is ever reopened.
Members of Congress, including those from Arizona, want to be perceived as doing something about the coronavirus pandemic, but calibrated so as to evade responsibility for outcomes.
The economy will continue to struggle until our approach to managing the public health risk from COVID-19 fundamentally changes.