Coronavirus…its all anyone can talk about. It’s the only news story being covered. It’s significant, but it’s not the only story that exists. Of course, you’d have a hard time convincing anyone in the mainstream media of that fact.
So, while they use the pandemic as an excuse to not report on/hide important stories from you, you can find that vital information right here. Here are four stories you might have missed.
Bernie’s New Friend
For some reason, Bernie Sanders still hasn’t abandoned his presidential campaign…even though mathematically its almost impossible for him to win at this point.
Instead, he has touted his endorsement from Imam Qazwini. The endorsement from the Imam, verbatim, was “I truly consider him an honorable man, even though he is a Jew.” You just can’t make this up.
It won’t surprise you to learn that Qazwini is a rabid anti-Semite. He claims to be spiritually close to the leader of Hezbollah. He also claims that Israel was secretly controlling ISIS all along to kill Muslims.
Great job Bernie! Way to garner support from the whackos. No one can imagine why you aren’t winning the primary.
Japan Is Reopening Schools
Even virus news is flying under the radar, and this story extends much further than Japan. It turns out that individual epidemics are proving short-lived in every country. People will argue for a long time whether that’s from government intervention or not, and whether or not it is worth the economic pain. We’ll save that argument for later.
The good news that deserves focus is that we shouldn’t expect lockdowns or ‘social distancing’ to last more than a few weeks. China hasn’t seen new infections in days. South Korea has been in decline for weeks. Japan has even scheduled to reopen schools. That’s a lot of good news proving that this is a storm, not a new climate.
California Doubles Down on Homelessness
The governor of the state just exploited emergency powers to issue a directive to build housing for every homeless person in the state. While it’s fun to rip on Governor Gavin Newsome, this is probably a better policy than inviting them to live in parks and tight quarters right now.
Nevertheless, this is an overreach of governor powers. He just unilaterally spent $150 million taxpayer dollars without the consent of the legislature.
What’s particularly amusing about this plan is that $150 million isn’t nearly enough money to house all of the homeless unless the governor’s plan blatantly disregards the state’s overbearing housing regulations.
Still, all of us who aren’t in California can appreciate that all of our own homeless will ultimately migrate to the Golden State.
The Gun Battle Rages On
This story is really two rolled into one. The first is that gun sales have skyrocketed, and they have pulled the gun industry out of a slump. There’s a weird correlation. Gun sales go down when gun rights are better protected.
The second story ties back to that fact. Local governments across the country are using the pandemic to ban firearm and ammo sales within their municipalities. This started in Champaign, IL, and every would-be anti-gun tyrant in the country is jumping on the bandwagon. It’s a gross violation of rights, and they’re hoping that a distracted country won’t notice.
These are the most pressing stories you might have missed, and there are bound to be more. By all means, you can take virus news seriously and keep an eye on the biggest story in the world. Just don’t let it prevent you from watching carefully over your own backyard.