Archive for April, 2020

President Trump’s Wartime Powers

Monday, April 20th, 2020

President Trump says of the governors’ response to the coronavirus, “We hope they can do the job,” and of the Defense Production Act, “We have the threat of doing it if we need it” [Washington Post].

In World War II, we didn’t ask each state to build its own bombers, make its own ammunition and sew its own parachutes to help the country defend itself and win the war. And we can’t settle for the president coaxing manufacturers to “do the right thing.”

He should do the right thing and order our manufacturing might into action. He should be a leader so doctors and nurses and hospitals and the patients they treat can survive.

He should help us all keep alive.

- See the Post article also at

Urgent COVID-19 Information

Monday, April 6th, 2020

The most authoritative voice we have in this moment of national crisis is that of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who directs the infectious disease division at the esteemed National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He has guided the nation through deeply worrisome health crises (AIDS, Ebola) in the past, and has the answers to our questions of concern now.

Dr. Fauci was interviewed by Judy Woodruff on the PBS NewsHour last Friday (April 3), and his words carried great weight in our. household. I urge you to listen to his recommendations, because they could save your life or the lives of those whom you love, now.

You can watch Dr. Fauci’s interview at this website, also at this link: