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What We’re Reading Today: Swedish Science, Politics Of Fear, Dirty Rotten Scandal … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

The Virus

Sweden’s Top Infectious Disease Expert Says COVID-19 Lockdowns Are Not Based on Science. History Shows He Could Be Right — Foundation for Economic Education

Economists Are Expert at ‘Crisply’ Extending Economic Misery — John Tamny, RealClearMarkets

The Politics of Fear — John Tierney, City Journal

Will the Political Class Be Held Liable For What It’s Done? — James Bovard, American Institute for Economic Research

A Small Business Recession Could Turn into a Depression — Rowena Itchon, Pacific Research Institute

Democratic U.S. areas hit three times as hard as Republican ones — Reuters/Yahoo News

Chris Cuomo’s COVID-19 Interviews With Andrew Cuomo Are Disgraceful — Robby Soave, Reason

Faced With Legal Pushback, Governors Are Backing Down — Intellectual Takeout


The Obamagate Scandal Just Got Even Dirtier — PJMedia

Obamagate: Co-ordinating The Cover Story — Manhattan Contrarian

Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann to headline Biden virtual fundraiser — Fox News


The Real Story Is Not ‘Climate Change’, But Climate Speed Or Something — Pirate’s Cove

Why California Is In Trouble: 340,000 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $45 Billion — Zero Hedge

FBI says Texas naval base shooting is ‘terrorism-related’ — Associated Press

The Brilliant Babylon Bee

Stacey Abrams Says She Will Step Down As Governor If Asked To Run For VP — Babylon Bee

Florida Ruled To Be In Violation Of Science For Not Having More People Die — Babylon Bee

CDC Admits It’s Been Looking Through Microscope Upside Down This Whole Time — Babylon Bee

Other Satire

French military surrenders to coronavirus — Duffel Blog

Desperate Sports Fan Would Almost Be Willing To Watch Own Kids Play In Backyard At This Point — The Onion

Groundhog Day Reclassified As Documentary — The Avocado

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