The pandemic has created a unique window of opportunity for reform, forcing states to reevaluate the impact of regulations on jobs and poverty. States should seize on this opportunity to expand the freedom to work.
Some experts say social media should adopt a tripartite test drawn from international law to protect free speech online. A similar test in the United States has protected free speech reasonably well in some cases. The tripartite test has potential to protect free speech, but much still depends on who applies the test.
Pandemic or no, the Constitution spells out the timetable and rules by which we hold Presidential elections. The President’s term ends January 20, and — absent a highly unexpected intervention by Congress — we also know the date of the election, November 3, 2020, pandemic or no pandemic.