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Trump declares coronavirus emergency

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/13/20, 04:41 pm

Early next week, Americans who think they might have COVID-19 can access a screening website and drive-through testing centers in parking lots of major retailers and pharmacies, President Donald Trump announced on Friday. He declared the outbreak of the disease caused by the new coronavirus a national emergency and laid out changes to the nation’s healthcare system as a result. The federal government will relax numerous regulations on hospitals and doctors so they can make quick decisions without limits on how, when, or where they provide care for patients.

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Lawmakers back Putin’s power play

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/11/20, 11:17 am

Russian leader Vladimir Putin could become president for life if voters adopt proposed constitutional changes. The lower house of Russian parliament on Wednesday voted 383-0, with 43 abstentions, in favor of changing the country’s term limits to allow Putin to rule until 2036. The upper house approved the measure hours later. The amendments will face a nationwide vote on April 22.

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Social Calvinism

History | How the Reformer challenged conventional wisdom in government and economics
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/07/20, 08:04 am

Ten years ago, I felt honored to write a chapter in a book edited by John Piper and David Mathis, With Calvin in the Theater of God. Many of our readers have read John Calvin and are deeply aware of his theological brilliance, but here’s a slightly adapted part of the chapter in which I looked at 10 ways Calvin challenged his era’s conventional wisdom concerning government and economics. In this election year, as the full fury and superficiality of half-blind 2020 politics assaults us, let’s spend a few minutes looking deeper.

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