Wednesday Executive Summary

Cops bail on DNC, DACA applications halted, William Barr mocked, and more.

Jordan Candler · Jul. 29, 2020

Above the Fold

  • As reported by The Daily Wire: “More than 100 law enforcement agencies have reportedly pulled out of security agreements to send personnel to help with security at the Democratic National Convention next month in part because they are concerned about recent efforts to limit law enforcement’s use of tear gas and pepper spray in responding to violent riots.” Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson observed: “I understand that use of chemical irritants and pepper spray is serious and those are to be used only when legally justified. But when you take that out of the continuum that doesn’t leave the officers much other than getting harmed or using deadly force and that’s not good for any officer or the public.”

  • “The Trump administration on Tuesday announced that it was halting applications to an Obama-era program that shields some illegal immigrants from deportations as it considers the policy’s future — just weeks after the Supreme Court shut down efforts to halt the program,” Fox News reveals. “The Supreme Court ruled last month that the administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was done in an "arbitrary and capricious” manner although they did not rule on the merits of the program itself. As a result, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Tuesday that as it considers the future of the program, it will reject all initial requests for protection, as well as applications for Employment Authorization Documents.“ Moreover, "It is also renewing existing protections for only one year, rather than two.”

Government & Politics

  • Democrats make mockery of William Barr “hearing” (National Review)

  • Six big takeaways from the attorney general’s Capitol Hill testimony (The Daily Signal)

  • Hidin’ Biden hits Trump’s “law and order” message: He’s trying to “scare the devil” out of people (The Hill)

  • Declassified Senate report details “bitter argument” between CIA and FBI over bogus Steele dossier (The Daily Caller)

  • Twitter and Facebook delete viral video on hydroxychloroquine promoted by Trump (The Daily Wire)

  • Twitter partially suspends Don Trump Jr. for sharing hydroxychloroquine video (Washington Examiner)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate


  • MLB temporarily suspends Miami Marlins’ season over coronavirus cases (The Federalist)

  • When it comes to COVID deaths, Florida is no New York (The Daily Signal)

  • Twenty-eight states issue warnings about residents receiving unsolicited seed packets from China (NBC News)

  • Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer’s disease (AP)


  • EU levels sanctions over Hong Kong security law, inching toward tough U.S. stance on China (The Wall Street Journal)

  • New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong (Reuters)

  • Vatican computers hacked in Chinese espionage effort (Washington Examiner)

Other Notables

  • Chicago deputy police chief dead in apparent suicide soon after promotion (Fox News)

  • Colleges are increasingly going online for fall 2020 semester (USA Today)

Closing Arguments

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