Thursday Executive Summary

DeVos vindicated, mind-blowing budget deficit, AOC suppressed, and more.

Jordan Candler · Aug. 13, 2020

Above the Fold

  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s Title IX sexual misconduct rule will take effect Friday after legal blocks fail (Politico)

  • Budget deficit hits $2.81 trillion in just 10 months and is on track to be far more than double the $1.4 trillion all-time record set in 2009 (UK Daily Mail)


  • “I’m the boss,” eh? Far Left melts down after Democrats severely limit AOC’s speaking role at convention (The Daily Wire)

  • Kamala Harris flip-flops back under a microscope after VP selection (Fox News)

  • “Not a great fit out here”: Republicans say Harris harms Biden in crucial Rust Belt (Washington Examiner)


  • Harris’s former press secretary is the face of Twitter censorship (National Review)

  • Facebook’s CCP-linked “fact-checker” is censoring articles about CCP influence in the U.S. elections (The National Pulse)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Murder rate spikes in 20 major American cities (The Daily Caller)

  • More homicides than COVID deaths in Kansas City (KCTV)

  • Chicago looters smash the doors to Ronald McDonald House while 30 frightened families huddled inside the children’s charity (UK Daily Mail)

  • Georgia clothing store called racist for waiving fee for non-white customers (Fox News)

National Security


  • NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN show zero results for reports on the five-year-old white child allegedly executed by black 25-year-old neighbor (Washington Examiner)

  • DC mayor orders “defund the police” mural removed, the timing of which coincides with the veep of selection of former top cop Kamala Harris (The Post Millennial)

  • Nevada governor fines banned church for holding service in opened casino (The Federalist)

  • Paul Howard ousted after serving more than two decades as Fulton County DA (Fox 5 Atlanta)

Other Notables

  • Workers file under a million jobless claims for first time since March (New York Post)

  • EPA to peel back Obama methane controls, against wishes of Big Oil companies (Washington Examiner)

  • After losing both her in-laws to COVID-19, Janice Dean is calling for an investigation of New York (The Daily Signal)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: In a second term, Trump could build on his foreign policy successes (Hudson Institute)

  • Policy: First principles on human rights: freedom of speech (The Heritage Foundation)

  • Humor: Andrew Cuomo named U-Haul’s top salesman for fifth consecutive year (Genesius Times)

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