[Ed. – The author offers credit grudgingly and couches it in a way that implies the administration was stilling liberal ideas, but the fact that the article was published at all by a notorious left-wing rag and fixes blame on people like Pelosi and Biden is remarkable.]
President Donald Trump has unleashed a humanitarian and economic disaster on his own people. There is no way to escape this fact.
But Trump does not have a monopoly on political malpractice. As the crisis has spread, Democratic Party leaders ― House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden ― have either been missing in action or short on solutions.
Incredibly, a handful of arch-conservative Republicans have been able to take public credit for advancing the popular, progressive idea of just sending every household a large check for the duration of the crisis. Pelosi explicitly rejected that very idea in early talks among House Democrats, overruling pleas from Democratic economists.