Apr 062020

Well-done piece in the New York Times today on the politics of the coronavirus. Here’s an excerpt:

As Republicans prepare for a re-election battle almost certain to hinge on perceptions of the Trump administration’s readiness and efficiency in performing its most solemn duty — to protect American lives — the decades-old debate over government’s role in American life has entered an unfamiliar phase of discombobulation. A president who leads a movement that was galvanized by Ronald Reagan’s motto that the four most terrifying words from the government were “I’m here to help” is now responsible for the largest federal disaster response since the Great Depression.

Here’s a link to the piece. I think the paywall is down for now for coronavirus coverage. Let me know if not.

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