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What We’re Reading This Weekend: Killer Lockdowns, Robot Dogs, Dirty Dozen … And More

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Headlines that caught our eye.

Job Killer

Feds spent $1 trillion in just one month, shattering previous record: CBO — Washington Times

Unemployment in April Surges to Depression-Era Level of 14.7% — AP

White House Adviser: Unemployment Rate Could Rise to 20% in May — Washington Examiner

Why Unemployment Isn’t Nearly As Bad As It Looks  — Jason Kelly, RealClearMarkets

Lockdown Debates

 Did the Lockdown Model Cause Half the Coronavirus Deaths in New Jersey? — Front Page Magazine

Senior care homes source of nearly half of all California coronavirus deaths, data show — Los Angeles Times

Most Field Hospitals Built To Manage Coronavirus Case Influx Didn’t Treat Any Patients — Daily Caller

Scientists guiding UK and Sweden response to coronavirus are battling online over who was right — Hot Air

Authoritarianism Watch

Boston Dynamics robot dog reminds park visitors to maintain distance — CNET News

Michigan church leaders sue to stop Whitmer’s stay-home order — Detroit News

Things That Are Going To Happen — Hugh Hewitt

Real Scandals

Obama, Biden Oval Office Meeting On January 5 Was Key To Entire Anti-Trump Operation — Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

Dirty Dozen: The 12 revelations that sunk Mueller’s case against Flynn — John Solomon, Just the News

Ex-Obama Official Admitted She Lied About Having Evidence of Russian Collusion — PJ Media

Adam Schiff lied about the Trump investigation — and the media let him  — New York Post

2020 Election

Joe Biden Won the Democratic Primary. But Bernie Sanders Won the Party.  — Reason

Trump: I’ll donate a rapid-test system to get Biden “out of the basement”  — Hot Air

How To Steal Elections

Newsom signs executive order to send every registered Californian a mail-in ballot — ABC 7 News

Schumer: Vote by Mail ‘Will Be a Very Important Part’ of Next Coronavirus Bill — Breitbart

Misc

Ted Cruz Gets First Haircut In Three Months From Freed Texas Salon Owner, Moves Her To Tears — Newsweek

‘1619’ Pulitzer Will Boost Socialist Teaching in Schools — Mike Gonzaelz, Real Clear Politics

DA Cutting Red Tape To Speed Development Of In-Home Tests; CRISPR Technology Gets Green Light From Agency — Kaiser Health News

The fallen state of experts: How can governments learn from their expert failings? — The Critic

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