August 26, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

Hurricane Laura nears landfall, RNC Night 2 highlights, BLM thugs, and more.

Above the Fold

“Hurricane Laura is rapidly strengthening and is poised to strike the upper Texas coast and western Louisiana with a ferocity that has not been seen in this region in more than a decade. The storm, which leaped from a Category 1 to Category 3 overnight Tuesday, is forecast to make landfall as a ‘catastrophic’ Category 4 between Houston and Lake Charles, La., on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Hurricane and storm surge warnings cover much of this zone.” (Capital Weather Gang)

Republican National Convention

Elsewhere in Politics

  • Joe Biden gets no convention bounce (Reuters)

  • Senate Democrats unveil California-style $400 billion per year climate plan (The Washington Times)

  • Five decades late to the ballgame: After 48 years, Democrats endorse nuclear energy in platform (Forbes)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

National Security

  • Ex-NSA chief: "I haven’t seen any lessening of [the Russian] commitment to achieving that goal of weakening our institutions. You’re seeing a consistency over time. And in fact, it predates the 2016 election.“ (NPR)

  • UN Security Council rejects U.S. demand to "snap back” Iran sanctions (AP)

  • Trump nominates Chad Wolf to be Homeland Security chief (NPR)


  • What you need to know about “promising” convalescent plasma and COVID-19 (The Daily Signal)

  • Ohio State University suspends 228 students for violating social distancing guidelines (The Daily Wire)

  • World Health Organization declares Africa polio-free (Time)

Other Notables

  • Irony: Houston’s anti-gun police chief looking to hire officers who have been “defunded” (The Truth About Guns)

  • Jerry Falwell Jr. will get $10.5 million in compensation after resignation (The Washington Post)

Closing Arguments

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