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This past week, Rand Paul made his announcement that he was throwing his hat into the GOP presidential primary ring, and he made it at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Huh. Well, the senator’s lifelong affinity for the books of Ayn Rand is well known. Was the name of the hotel a coincidence? Did Paul see the enigmatic hero of Atlas Shrugged beckoning to him out of the list of possible venues and hear the call of destiny? Will “rational selfishness” inform his domestic agenda? Why ask useless questions? Who is John Galt?

You can purchase the book here. (But of course it’s also available for free at a public library.)

A KN95 face mask

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

A former White House aide won a $3 million federal contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals in New Mexico and Arizona 11 days after he created a company to sell personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Zach Fuentes, President Donald Trump's former deputy chief of staff, secured the deal with the Indian Health Service with limited competitive bidding and no prior federal contracting experience.

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