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A barber shop remains closed because of the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Seattle. Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday announced $10 million in grants to small businesses in industries particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. They include restaurants, hair salons, fitness studios and theaters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

COVID-19 is just the beginning

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A memo from the Pentagon that was just leaked warns that Department of Defense officials have been quietly working on the assumption that COVID-19 could be a factor on America's economy and political fronts until, get this, well into 2021. Yawn. No kidding. You don't say.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. China has suspended punitive tariffs on more U.S. goods including radar equipment for aviation amid pressure from President Donald Trump to buy more imports as part of a truce in their trade war. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

What's the value of tariffs during a recession?

The U.S. unemployment rate is now more than 14%. Monthly retail sales are down double digits. Manufacturing demand has been weakening since the beginning of the year.

Cities, towns in desperate need

Kay C. James' recent piece on federal assistance for states misstates the cause of the dire financial situation facing cities, towns and villages across America ("Do not bailout states for years of fiscal mismanagement," Web, May 18). Contrary to the author's assertions, it is the unprecedented, bipartisan shutdown of our nation's economy that has crunched the budgets of cities of all shapes and sizes, both urban and rural, and of all political stripes.

Clintons behind leftist moves

Sadly, the inevitable is about to unfold: Bill and Hillary's quest for a third White House term, most likely as Joe Biden's running mate or his replacement via a Clinton-brokered Democratic "convention."

A masked man passes Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center on Boulevard in Atlanta on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 after the Wellstar Health System announced Tuesday that it would furlough more than 1,000 employees across its hospital network. The system cited a drop in patient volume due to the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for the financial measures. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The COVID-19 health care crisis that no one is talking about

Doctors, nurses and medical professionals on the front lines are "heroes," and I won't disagree with that, but if they are so critical to the future of America, why have so many been laid off and furloughed due to COVID-19?

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