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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses Russian citizens on the State Television channels in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

The coronavirus does not play politics

As of this writing, just about 60,000 Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus, and our death toll has surpassed 900. Given the current, inadequate resources to track and account for the virus' spread, we should -- as government functionaries at both the state and federal level remind -- expect infection rates are actually much greater than what has hitherto been reported. What this implies for the mortality rate we don't need to spell out.

Help workers who help disabled

In New York and throughout the United States, nonprofits manage thousands of direct care support professionals who commute and work in small group homes caring for America's most vulnerable citizens. These workers are essential for the care and support of a large population of persons with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities.

Turkey using Syria to attack Kurds

Turkey's intervention in Syria is uncovering the intention and purpose of the Turkish regime, which is expanding its power in the region and increasing attacks on Kurdish groups. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Turkey is protecting its border. But it has conducted military operations against the Syrian regime inside the country and engaged in ground battles and air attacks. This situation has added disasters on top of existing catastrophes being suffered by the Syrian people.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives for his daily news conference at the presidential palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Lopez Obrador's government is reluctant to implement some of the extreme measures and lockdowns seen in Europe or the United States to help stop the worldwide spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Lopez Obrador puts Mexico at risk by failing to take pandemic seriously

After wreaking havoc across Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., China's coronavirus landed in Latin America at end of February. Almost immediately, leaders in the region clamped down, closing borders, shutting down flights and instituting costly yet responsible social distancing procedures to prevent a dangerous outbreak.

The Olympic rings are seen behind cherry blossoms Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tokyo's Summer Olympics could blossom into 2021 Spring Games

- Associated Press

The various sport federations are likely to favor a spring date because it would cause less disruption to the 2021 summer sports calendar, highlighted by the rescheduled European men's soccer championship and world championships for two of the biggest Olympic sports: track and swimming.

President Bush and Vice President Quayle, circa 1989 Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Whatever happened to Dan Quayle?

He was the 44th vice president of the United States in the George H.W. Bush administration, but for the last 20 years, Dan Quayle has stayed mostly away from the unfriendly glare of political life. I called him to get his thoughts on the coronavirus and the current political scene.

Judy Lipinski touches the back of her husband U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski as he concedes the Democratic primary election to Progressive Marie Newman during a press conference at his election headquarters in Oak Lawn, Ill., Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Last pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski loses to Marie Newman

For decades, the pro-abortion wing of the Democratic Party has tried to show pro-life Democrats the door. In Tuesday's primary they finally succeeded in driving out one of the last pro-life Democrats in Congress, Dan Lipinski, who has served the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois for 15 years.

'Darling Rose Gold' (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Darling Rose Gold'

Stephanie Wrobel begins "Darling Rose Gold" with crucial information from Patty Watts, one of the two protagonists. "My daughter didn't have to testify against me. She chose to. It's Rose Gold's fault I went to prison."

Mike Lindell, inventor of My Pillow, is now backing Hollywood films which suit his pro-life beliefs.  He has also been a friend and supporter to President Trump, shown here in a 2018 appearance at the White House.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MyPillow to fight coronavirus with private sector sword

- The Washington Times

MyPillow, the company of crack-addict-turned-Christian Mike Lindell, has announced the manufacture of face masks for hospitals -- the latest corporate body to fight coronavirus from a private market perspective. And these are the types of businesses America's growing socialist groupies would like to tax 'til it hurts.

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump appoints first woman to lead the National Counterterrorism Center

On Monday, something very important happened for the country relevant to national security in general and certainly the impact of the origination of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell made a historic choice and named a woman, Lora Shiao, a widely respected and longtime intelligence expert, to lead the National Counterterrorism Center.

In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Patton Oswalt poses in the press room with the award for best comedy album for "Talking for Clapping" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)  **FILE**

Is it OK to laugh? Americans try to keep sense of humor in face of pandemic

Human beings, when faced with those desperate situations, often make a joke to ease the tension. Americans especially. But during these trying times of a worldwide virus spreading exponentially, of endless empty shelves in our local grocery stores, and of a creepy fear that it's all going to get a lot worse before it gets better -- is it still OK to crack a joke?

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