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States Lead in Coronavirus Response

Juliette Kayyem contends that the Trump administration has failed to respond adequately to the coronavirus pandemic, but that governors’ actions “have been a model of quick thinking—a demonstration of the benefits of federalism when the White House is unprepared and disorganized.” John Daniel Davidson applauds the work of states and localities, writing that the media’s response to coronavirus suggests that “they have only a vague idea of what federalism is and how it’s supposed to work.”