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.
There are serious questions about whether Gov. Ducey’s various orders to manage the COVID-19 exceeded his authority.
This things won’t keep the economy afloat. But they will impede the natural course of a recovery, if the economy is ever reopened.
The initial public health objective of avoiding overrunning hospitals has been achieved. There are ways other than lockdowns and shutdowns to achieve other public health benefits.