What the GOP should put in the new coronavirus relief bill

Trump and the Republicans in Congress have nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing the right thing here

The Capitol building.
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Here is a question that should be rhetorical but isn't: Does President Trump actually want to win in November? Do Republicans in Congress want to see him re-elected? If the answer is no, especially in the first case, I should not be writing this column.

Let's pretend the answer is, in fact, yes. Guess what? There is a reasonably straightforward way of making this more likely. Just buy it.

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Matthew Walther

Matthew Walther is a national correspondent at The Week. His work has also appeared in First Things, The Spectator of London, The Catholic Herald, National Review, and other publications. He is currently writing a biography of the Rev. Montague Summers. He is also a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow.