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Weekly Columns

March 30, 2020 Weekly Columns

The natural disaster caused by COVID-19 is unlike any other our nation has encountered in modern history. Its impact is severely felt across the whole of society – causing an unprecedented strain on our public health defenders and medical providers as well as sharp economic losses and unexpected disruptions for Americans of all stripes.

March 24, 2020 Weekly Columns

Unlike the traditional enemies our nation has faced throughout history, COVID-19 is one that can dangerously hide in plain sight and threaten the health and wellbeing of any American community. Indeed, winning this war requires not only special weapons but our collective effort and commitment.

March 17, 2020 Weekly Columns
With confirmed cases of COVID-19 multiplying rapidly across the nation and around the world, there is increasing concern about how to effectively slow the spread of this mysterious coronavirus in the United States. The reality is that each of us have a part to play in saving and protecting lives during this pandemic.
March 10, 2020 Weekly Columns

Over the last several weeks, there have been numerous developments related to the coronavirus, including an uptick in confirmed U.S. cases and unsettling swings in the stock market. As we navigate each day, it’s important to remember that we are still in the early stages of combating a mysterious virus that we didn’t even know existed until earlier this year.

February 27, 2020 Weekly Columns
The Democratic Party’s tightening embrace of socialist proposals and politicians is real cause for alarm, especially in a country whose very foundation is liberty. Indeed, the precious freedoms that exist here in America have always set us apart. Just think about how many people still want to come to the United States to have a share in the American dream. That should say a lot about just how precious our freedoms are and why we must never take them for granted.
February 19, 2020 Weekly Columns
The worsening spread and global impact of the coronavirus continues to be at the center of news coverage. While there is certainly cause for concern, I am encouraged that the United States is better prepared than it has been in recent memory to combat this mysterious infectious disease.
February 18, 2020 Weekly Columns
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that Americans’ life expectancy rose for the first time since 2014. Two of the main reasons were declines in the number of deaths from drug overdoses and cancer.
February 11, 2020 Weekly Columns
Last week, President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. Focused on what he dubbed the “Great American Comeback,” the president’s speech rightly touted the tremendous results of his leadership during the last three years.
February 4, 2020 Weekly Columns
When it comes to matters of war, you might have heard of something called an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF). In recent days following Iranian aggression and the President Trump’s use of defensive force, there has been a lot of attention paid to prior authorizations and the U.S. military’s ongoing presence in the Middle East.
January 31, 2020 Weekly Columns
While it’s still too soon to know if the coronavirus will become a pandemic, Americans should take some comfort: Thanks to the bipartisan foresight of Congress and lessons learned in the past five years, the U.S. is in better shape today than at any other time in recent memory to confront a major public-health crisis.