September 1, 2020

Tuesday Executive Summary

Michael Flynn setback, polling updates, Biden’s tax plan, and more.

Above the Fold


  • A bumbling Joe Biden walks out after Pittsburgh speech without taking questions (Washington Examiner)

  • Biden praised for copying Mike Pence’s RNC remarks on violent riots (The Federalist)

  • Riots rivaling coronavirus as top 2020 concern (Washington Examiner)

  • HarrisX-Hill poll suggests Trump’s approval rating with black voters soared by 60% during RNC (The Washington Times)

  • On the other hand, a Military Times poll shows Trump’s Armed Forces popularity slips — and more troops say they’ll vote for Biden (Military Times)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Protests erupt in southern Los Angeles after an armed black man is killed by deputies (Fox News)

  • Stabbing suspect said he “felt the need to find a white male to kill” after watching cop videos (The Daily Wire)

  • DC mayor pleads with U.S. attorney to ramp up prosecutions of violent protesters (Fox News)

  • Portland has declared more than two dozen riots since George Floyd’s death (The Daily Caller)

  • Mural to slain black police sergeant defaced in Philadelphia (The Federalist)

Around the Nation

  • More fallout from the fall of Falwell: Liberty University announces independent investigation of Jerry Falwell Jr.‘s tenure (National Review)

  • Almost five million first-time gun owners since January (CNS News)

  • Double standards: Philadelphia mayor seen dining indoors while city’s restaurants can only serve outside (Fox News)

Other Notables

  • Feds “targeting and investigating” heads of BLM, antifa, and those who fund them (The Daily Wire)

  • CDC says 94% of Americans who have died of COVID-19 had at least one other underlying disease (Daily Mail)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Teachers unions are more powerful than you realize — but that may be changing (Foundation for Economic Education)

  • Policy: Joe Biden’s tax plan will bring on a more sluggish economy (New York Post)

  • Satire: Proud mayor lets his entire city burn to the ground just to make Trump look bad (The Babylon Bee)

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