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What We’re Reading Today: Lockdowns, Mask Mandates, Civil Disobedience … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

The Virus

Lockdowns and the Rule of Law — American Institute for Economic Research

COVID, global warming: Look out when the power-mad left takes a temperature — Climate Depot

Biden Annouces He Will Sign ‘Executive Order to Require Masks Everywhere’ He Can — Legal Insurrection

It’s Time For Mass Civil Disobedience Against Lawless Lockdown Orders — The Federalist

‘I’m Not Sure We Know What We’re Doing,’ Says a Newly Skeptical California Lockdown Advocate — Reason

So, when will the Health Dictators shut down the highways? — Ricochet


Even The Left Has to Admit Trump Had Real Successes on the Economy — Daily Beast

It’s Time To Take a Stand for Free Speech — Manhattan Contrarian

California’s Energy Fantasies — Steven Hayward, Power Line

Could North America have been settled more peacefully, with fewer property rights violations against Native Americans? — Marginal Revolution

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler: Police Are Authorized To End The ‘Red House Autonomous Zone’ — Hot Air

The Bee

Texas Governor Announces Cowboy Hat Mandate

Security Concerns Raised As Eric Swalwell’s Girlfriend Revealed To Be President Xi In A Wig

Newsom Issues Double Stay-at-Home Order Where You Have To Stay In A Smaller House Inside Your Original House

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  • Relatedly, see the link below on the the media’s recent campaign blasting Americans who dared to gather for Thanksgiving despite COVID, and the upcoming campaign against Christmas. According to the Washington Post, the worst of it was how foreigners were shocked – shocked – at our stupidity.

    “But, as we hunker down for the coming second wave of bitter media abuse directed at Christmas, consider two facts that the Washington Post omits. First, the evidence for the efficacy of lockdowns is weak to non-existent. Second, every action on COVID, as in life, is a trade-off between costs and benefits. Americans weigh the individual and social benefits of Thanksgiving and Christmas against the risks of more COVID. Many come down on the side of the celebration. In this, they’re not too different from people elsewhere, who are also continuing to celebrate the festivals and traditions of their tribes and communities, even at some more risk of COVID. And that’s, arguably, a rational choice.”

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