Jordan Candler / August 12, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

Primary results, exposé on Kamala Harris, BLM defends riots, and more.


Above the Fold


  • America-hating Ilhan Omar defeats well-funded challenger in Minnesota primary (AP)

  • QAnon conspiracy theorist Marjorie Greene headed to Congress after Georgia Republican primary win (Washington Examiner)


Re: Joe Biden’s Veep Pick


  • Biden has named his 2020 running mate: authoritarianism (Kevin Williamson)

  • How Kamala Harris outflanked her skeptics (Politico)

  • FLASHBACK: Harris attacked Biden as a racist segregationist during Democrat debates (The Federalist)

  • FLASHBACK: Tulsi Gabbard rips Harris’s abusive record on criminal justice (The Federalist)

  • Harris was ringleader in Brett Kavanaugh character assassination attempt (The Federalist)


Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate


  • “Our futures have been looted from us … loot back”: Black Lives Matter Chicago publicly defends rioters and looters (The Volokh Conspiracy)

  • Neighbors unhappy as demonstrations move east into residential Portland (The Oregonian)

  • Pennsylvania district mandates white supremacy lessons for kindergartners: Wealthy school district says supporting cops, not watching news is racist (The Washington Free Beacon)


Business & Economy


  • Big Ten and Pac-12 are the first marquee conferences to postpone fall football (The New York Times)

  • UK officially in recession for first time in 11 years after record 20.4% slump (BBC)


Culture & Heartland


  • Nothing to see here… Governor Andrew Cuomo won’t support an independent investigation into New York nursing homes deaths (The Daily Wire)

  • New York Democrats push for law mandating 500 hours of training for “shampoo assistants” (New York Post)


Other Notables


  • U.S. government signs deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of COVID vaccine (National Review)

  • TSA is intercepting many more guns despite far fewer air travelers (NPR)


Closing Arguments


  • Policy: Ten things you should know about sending your kids to school (The Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Voter fraud more likely to impact election than foreign meddling (The Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Stacey Abrams graciously accepts VP nomination (The Babylon Bee)

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