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What We’re Reading Today: Reopening, Rebuilding, Recounting … And More

Jean Leon G. Ferris

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Back In Business?

The Economy Will Reopen Sooner Than You Think — Edward Ziegler, The American Spectator

Getting the economy going again while avoiding a resurgence of Covid-19 infections will require a delicate balancing act — Milton Ezrati, City Journal

A free-market agenda for rebuilding from the coronavirus — Acton Institute

Maryland Joins Push To End Lockdowns — ZeroHedge

If GOP Governors Won’t Re-Open, What’s the Point of GOP Governors? — John Tamny, RealClearMarkets

Economics

Why No Shortages in Canada Compared to U.S.? — Raymond C. Niles, American Institute for Economic Research

Freedom in Prices Ends Shortages, Even with Toilet Paper — Mises Wire

New Numbers Confirm Social Security’s Dismal Fiscal Outlook — Daniel J. Mitchell

Costs Of The Shutdown, Quantified — PowerLine

Politics

Just when you thought Rep. Adam Schiff couldn’t sink lower — Twitchy

No, Poison Control Calls Aren’t Suddenly Spiking After Trump’s Disinfectant Comments — Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason

Biden allies fear Trump fundraising juggernaut — The Hill

Matters Of Faith

Trump Administration Helps Churches Survive Shutdowns — Brian Burch, RealClearReligion

How Churches Can Make the Most of Being ‘Non-Essential Businesses’ — Relevant

Myth Busters: 15 Ways Pagan Myths Resemble Jesus, But That Doesn’t Mean What Skeptics Claim — HillFaith

Satire

Trump Says To Drink Lots Of Water, Media Reports He Told Everyone To Drown Themselves — The Babylon Bee

Farmer In Financial Ruin After Striking Oil — The Avocado

Kim Jong-un Not Quite as Dead as His Surgeon Will Soon Be — GomerBlog

Misc

How The Southern Poverty Law Center Started Inventing ‘Hate Groups’ — The Federalist

Pennsylvania Takes Hundreds of ‘Probable’ COVID Deaths Off Books After Coroners Come Forward — Western Journal

The America the New York Times Wants — Hans Eicholz, Law & Liberty

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