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BOOK REVIEW: 'Long Range'

Reading C.J. Box is sheer delight. Just as Larry McMurtry is the gold standard for novels of the Old West, C.J. Box is without rival when it comes to thrilling crime mystery novels set in our modern-day West.

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, following a Democratic luncheon. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh/File)

Coronavirus and the death of statesmanship

The coronavirus has exposed millions of people to potential illness. It has also exposed something equally alarming and extremely concerning for the long-term health of the world as we know it. The coronavirus has exposed the death of statesmanship.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drops fake news bomb on Fox News

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her very first appearance on Fox News on Bret Baier's show -- and immediately dropped a fake news bomb about voter suppression as the reason Sen. Bernie Sanders didn't do as well against former Vice President Joe Biden as predicted, as hoped.

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The phantom flight bans

Which brings us to another private sector action. President Trump has boasted repeatedly that he "stopped flights from China." In an address to the nation Wednesday night from the Oval Office, he added that he was now banning flights from many European countries for a period of 30 days as well.

The seats are empty at the Amway Center in Orlando, home of the NBA's Orlando Magic, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The NBA has suspended its season until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.  (Stephen M. Dowell /Orlando Sentinel via AP)

The private sector steps up

Americans have always been suspicious of centralized power and this healthy aversion has usually served us well. We didn't become the freest, most dynamic country in the world by funneling power to Washington. We have thrived because of our healthy respect for individualism and enterprise.

Pay the tuition you agreed to pay

In "How to solve the skyrocketing costs of college tuition" (Web, March 8) Peter Morici outlines colleges' rising tuition costs, the various factors contributing to the increases and some solutions aimed at reducing or at least stabilizing tuition increases. He also presents a clear case of the impact that student debt is having on huge numbers of students, both those graduating and those who dropped out along the way. As Mr. Morici writes, student debt is a dose of reality that makes it difficult to pursue everyday things such as buying homes, getting married and having families.

Stop coronavirus panic

Let us consider the facts about the coronavirus ("Trump outlines 'strong but necessary' actions to limit coronavirus spread," Web, March 11). The virus was first reported in China in late December 2019. The first death from it in the United States was on March 1. As of a few days ago, we have had almost 550 confirmed cases of it and 22 related deaths. Nearly all of the deaths were people who were in poor health and over 70 years old. People under the age of 20 appear to be almost immune to the coronavirus.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping talks by video with patients and medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. China's president visited the center of the global virus outbreak Tuesday as Italy began a sweeping nationwide travel ban and people worldwide braced for the possibility of recession. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Xie Huanchi/Xinhua via AP) **FILE**

Xi's Chernobyl exposes China's fatal vulnerabilities

Three-plus decades later, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed Communist China's fault lines, lines eerily similar to the Soviet Union's. There are the same obsequious political apparatchiks, the same brittle and opaque bureaucracy, and the same state-controlled media deployed not to inform the public but to preserve the regime's control and protect the regime's image abroad.

In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo an Uber office is seen in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

How Canada lures U.S. tech workers

More and more American tech companies are setting up shop in Canada. Toronto, for instance, is beating out cities like San Francisco and New York as the fastest-growing tech hub in North America.

'Leadership Strategy and Tactics' (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Leadership Strategy and Tactics'

To be one of the most popular books ever at all on Amazon.com is quite a feat. "Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual" by former U.S. Navy SEAL Jocko Willink is one of those books. It's a quick, engaging, no-nonsense guide to effective leadership in just about every professional and personal setting.

Throwing Away Soldiers and Babies Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The devastating facts about veterans' suicides

The coronavirus pandemic is a very serious cause for concern, but Americans should be aware of another profoundly devastating epidemic stalking the United States. Last week, the Veterans Administration admitted that as many as 20 American veterans commit suicide every single day.

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