September 2, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

Trump visits Kenosha, 500 Chicago homicides, ICE arrests, and more.


  • Nancy Pelosi visits hair salon, joins long list of hypocritical Democrats blowing off lockdowns (The Federalist)

  • Trump ignores warnings and tours Kenosha destruction (Washington Examiner)

  • For the record: Left-wing violence started after Obama said to take guns to knife fights (Erick Erickson)

  • Appeals court grants Trump delay in financial records case (Politico)

  • White House slams proposal to alter historical DC monuments, says mayor should be ashamed (Fox News)

  • Hunter Biden holds stake in Chinese company sanctioned for human rights abuses; Joe Biden has promised to go after companies with ties to China’s repression (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Kennedy dynasty suffers first loss ever in Massachusetts after Senator Ed Markey wins primary challenge (Fox News)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Hounded out by BLM: Portland’s Democrat mayor is leaving his $840,000 condo after it was repeatedly targeted by anarchists (Daily Mail)

  • Tony Baltimore school buckles to anti-Semitic demands of Black Lives Matter activists (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Elvis Presley’s Graceland vandalized with graffiti messages including “Defund MPD,” “Abolish ICE,” and “BLM” (Fox News)

Around the Nation

  • Chicago passes 500 homicides this year (National Review)

  • Chicago faces record $1.2 billion budget shortfall following “catastrophic” economic collapse, riots, and violence (The Daily Wire)

  • Divorce rate skyrockets 34% amid COVID-19 pandemic (Fox News)

Business & Economy

  • White House moves to halt evictions through end of year as fears of coronavirus-fueled housing crisis grow (CNBC)

  • Trump payroll tax deferral finds few takers among businesses (The Hill)

National Security

  • Thanks, Captains Obvious! Russians again targeting Americans with disinformation, Facebook and Twitter say (The New York Times)

  • ICE arrests 2,000+ illegal immigrants in sweep, 85% of whom had criminal convictions or charges (American Military News)

Other Notables

  • Large antibody study that suggests longer immunity response offers hope for virus vaccine efforts (Fox News)

  • Teen Vogue pushes young people one step closer to socialism (Washington Examiner)

  • What are the Trump and Tim Scott “opportunity zones” that aim to largely help African American neighborhoods? (Sharyl Attkisson)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: “Anti-racist” education is anything but (National Review)

  • Policy: In choosing a new prime minister, Japan should elect a champion for U.S. alliance (The Daily Signal)

  • Satire (we think?): Gavin Newsom says California will stay on lockdown until scientists discover cure for death (The Babylon Bee)

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