Prisoners Riot in Colombia Over Health Conditions

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Inmates launched coordinated nationwide riots over what they said was the government’s failure to address fears of the spread of the coronavirus in prison. Nearly two-dozen inmates were dead and 83 injured in one of Colombia’s most notorious jails,…

Worst Coronavirus Idea: A Ban on Share Buybacks

Worst Coronavirus Idea: A Ban on Share Buybacks

Democrats insist that any government aid to businesses laid low by the Covid-19 crisis be conditioned on compliance with a laundry list of progressive demands. Sen. Elizabeth Warren would require, among other things, that to receive aid firms must institute…

Loneliness Is a Health Hazard, Too

Loneliness Is a Health Hazard, Too

I never knew how much I enjoyed my commute until Covid-19 took it away. As a CEO, my days are packed with meetings. My hourlong train ride to the office in San Francisco offers a good routine: biking to the…

Cracker Jack Economics

Cracker Jack Economics

What is it with Cracker Jack politicians who want a prize in every package? Last week when Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders clashed over stimulus in a primary debate, Mr. Biden celebrated the 2009 Recovery Act, saying it “had $900…

Repression in the Time of Coronavirus

Repression in the Time of Coronavirus

Given the credibility that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden lent to Cuban propaganda while they were in office, I half-expected to see them enjoying spring break in Varadero Beach last week. The regime said Friday it will close…

Celebrities Skype Away Coronavirus Blues

Celebrities Skype Away Coronavirus Blues

By Peter Funt March 22, 2020 3:45 pm ET Photo: lionel bonaventure/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The power of Skype and the peril of using it for live interviews from home were memorialized in March 2017 by political analyst Robert Kelly. Mr….

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