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Promise me anything

Q&A | The political and cultural ailments afflicting healthcare today
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/29/20, 04:53 pm

Sally Pipes is president of the Pacific Research Institute and the author of False Premise, False Promise: The Disastrous Reality of Medicare for All (Encounter). I interviewed her on Feb. 6, just after that book came out, and just before COVID-19 hit the headlines. Her analysis makes me realize that we have not only a political problem but a cultural problem affecting both supply of doctors and demand for their time. 

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Georgia officials work to settle mask dust-up

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/28/20, 05:54 pm

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp backed down from his request for an emergency order barring Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms from requiring face masks in public and instituting other coronavirus control measures. Kemp’s lawyers had scheduled a hearing for Tuesday but withdrew their request, saying the two sides were having productive negotiations.

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California churches defy worship restrictions

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/27/20, 05:45 pm

Worshippers, many without masks, filled Grace Community Church’s 3,500-person-capacity sanctuary in Sun Valley, Calif., on Sunday. Pastor John MacArthur on Friday wrote that his church would not comply with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s renewed coronavirus restrictions, arguing that the government overstepped its authority by regulating worship.

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