Monday Executive Summary

Black Trump supporter murdered, MLB pitcher rejects groupthink, and more.

Jordan Candler · Jul. 27, 2020

Above the Fold

  • WISN’s Dan O'Donnell reports: “A black Trump supporter who was well known in his community for standing on street corners with ‘Vote Trump’ signs as well as signs plastered with Bible verses was killed in broad daylight in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Bernell Trammell, 60, was shot in front of his business, Expression Publications… The building is covered in handmade signs, the most prominent of which read ‘Vote Donald Trump 2020,’ and ‘Re-Elect Trump 2020.’ Law enforcement sources tell ‘The Dan O'Donnell Show’ that it is impossible to know the motive for the shooting since the suspect is not yet in custody, but detectives are investigating the possibility that Trammell was killed over his political beliefs.” Republican black lives demonstrably don’t matter.

  • According to Fox News: “San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Coonrod was the only player to stand during a moment honoring the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of the season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers, telling reporters after the game that as a Christian he ‘can’t kneel before anything besides God.’ … Aside from his religious beliefs, the 27-year-old relief pitcher said there are aspects of the movement that he disagrees with. ‘I just can’t get on board with a couple things I’ve read about Black Lives Matter, how they lean towards Marxism,’ he continued. ‘And … they said some negative things about the nuclear family. I just can’t get on board with that.’” We have an early frontrunner for season MVP.

Government & Politics

  • Trump signs potentially counterproductive executive orders on drug prices (NPR)

  • U.S. Supreme Court denies Nevada church’s appeal of discriminatory coronavirus restrictions (NBC News)

  • Hidin’ Biden declines Chris Wallace interview (Fox News)

  • Democratic National Committee platform mentions “whites” 15 times, all of which are critical (Washington Examiner)

  • Big wins for Bernie Sanders wing in Democrat platform (Washington Examiner)

  • Economic adviser Larry Kudlow says next coronavirus stimulus bill will include more checks, extend moratorium on evictions (Fox News)

  • Parking tickets covered by Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines, federal court rules (Forbes)

  • Washington Post settles $250 million defamation suit with Covington teen Nick Sandmann (New York Post)

  • Leftist George Soros pours record $50 million into 2020 election (The Washington Free Beacon)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Seattle police chief sends simple message to businesses during riots: You’re on your own (The Daily Caller)

  • If you thought “defund the police” was insane, you’ll love “abolish prisons” in Seattle (PJ Media)

  • Radio host mocked Trump by claiming Seattle is peaceful. Then rioters wrecked his apartment building. Now he’s armed. (The Post Millennial)

  • Rifle ammunition, Molotov cocktails found by Portland police on 60th consecutive night of “protests” (Fox News)

  • Civil rights activists fire back at Portland protesters: It’s no longer about black lives (The Daily Wire)

  • Chicago violence: Two dead, 47 injured in another bloody weekend (Fox News)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Florida surpasses New York with coronavirus tally of 423,855 — but has far fewer deaths (New York Post)

  • Cases soar in young adults bored of social distancing (Bloomberg)

  • Trump National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien tests positive (Bloomberg)

  • Is there a connection between coronavirus and air conditioning? The evidence is mixed, but suggests the answer could be yes. (National Review)

  • Yale epidemiologist says hydroxychloroquine is “the key to defeating COVID-19” (JusttheNews.com)


  • CDC releases updated guidelines in favor of reopening schools (The Hill)

  • As public schools go all virtual in fall, parents eye private schools that say they will open their campuses (The Washington Post)

Culture & Heartland

  • Hurricane updates: Hanna makes landfall in Texas; Douglas prompts hurricane warning for Oahu (USA Today)

  • Rutgers University declares grammar racist: English Department pledges to incorporate ‘critical grammar’ into program (The Washington Free Beacon)

Other Notables

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau strains to contain political scandal engulfing his family (Politico)

  • Yes America, there is voter fraud. These recent cases prove it. (JusttheNews.com)

  • Ecstatic teen opens his first-ever paycheck, learns what taxes are, is absolutely crushed (Disrn)

  • Young Americans’ ignorance of socialism threatens our freedom and vitality (The Daily Signal)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The COVID panic is a lesson in using statistics to get your way in politics (Mises Institute)

  • Policy: Twitter is a national security threat (Washington Examiner)

  • Humor: Dozens gather in MAGA hats in hopes that The Washington Post will defame them so they can become millionaires (The Babylon Bee)

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