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What We’re Reading This Weekend: Trump Enlists GM, Will Virus Kill U.S. Economy, Putin’s Power Grab . . . And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Politics And Coronavirus

Trump orders G.M. Motors to make ventilators under Defense Production Act – CNBC

A sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden has ignited a firestorm of controversy – Vox

Bipartisan majority of Americans reject Trump idea to reopen by Easter: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Reuters

Gavin Newsom takes new tone with Trump as he steers California during coronavirus crisis – CNN

Who is Thomas Massie? ‘Masshole’ infuriates DC with coronavirus aid stunt – New York Post

Economy And Business

Will our economy die from coronavirus? – New York Times

E.P.A., citing coronavirus, drastically relaxes rules for polluters – New York Times

Real ID deadline pushed back a year due to coronavirus, DHS secretary announces – Fox News

Fox News Poll: Recession fears mount as coronavirus jolts U.S. economy – Fox News


Iran’s misleading denial that it’s spreading COVID-19 conspiracies –

Putin exploits coronavirus to justify centralized Russian power – Wall Street Journal

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro threatens Trump in face of drug charges – New York Post

Paris hospitals near coronavirus breaking point – Reuters

Is Spain Europe’s new coronavirus epicentre? Fears surge as death toll explodes in nation – British Express

Long Reads For The Weekend

Will coronavirus kill the European Union? – City Journal

Congress is about to give a student-loan tax break that will only benefit the best-off borrowers – Brookings Institution

The price of the 1980s – Claremont Institute

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Joe Biden Flunks His First Attempt To Look Presidential

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