“You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask, you have no right to open up your business… And if you refuse to be vaccinated, the state has the power to literally take you to a doctor's office and plunge a needle into your arm.” — Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 20, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits summer school activities, including baseball and softball, to resume on June 1. And effective this Friday, May 22, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding-reception venues will be permitted to reopen with appropriate public health-measures in place.

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (May 20, 2020) — Taking issue with the manner in which state governments have subjected churches to more strident COVID-19 restrictions while allowing exceptions for big-box shopping stores, liquor stores, and guns shops, The Rutherford Institute is asking a federal court to ensure that churches are not being unfairly d

When US president Donald Trump mentioned that he's taking hydroxychloroquine, he immediately got an extra dose of flak from both the mainstream media and noted medical experts such as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Trump has been using the drug prophylactically versus COVID-19 — which he's likely been exposed to via a personal valet — with the concurrence of his physician.

On May 15, city officials declared Atwater, California, a "sanctuary city." Not for undocumented immigrants, but for businesses and churches who choose to ignore Governor Gavin Newsom's COVID-19-related shutdown orders. The city won't be enforcing the governor's edicts. Those edicts, Mayor Paul Creighton told local businesses, are "between you and the state of California."

"I fear that many Americans will resist getting vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus," Dr. Lauren S. Grossman writes at Stat. "To put this scourge behind us, I believe that our nation should, for the first time ever, require all Americans — or at least schoolchildren and workers in direct-contact jobs — to be vaccinated against this coronavirus."

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 13, 2020) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits salons, barbershops, and massage and tattoo establishments to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public-health measures in place. It also permits restaurants (but not bars), fitness centers, libraries, and race tracks to reopen in the 22 counties where they have remained closed.

On two days in May fifty years ago, American police and National Guard troops fired their weapons into crowds of anti-Vietnam War protesters, killing six American students at two American state universities. On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guard troops fatally wounded Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder at Kent State University.

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (May 12, 2020) — Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued Tuesday the following statement blasting Judge Emmet Sullivan’s decision to consider amicus filings in deciding whether to allow the Michael Flynn case to be dismissed: