September 4, 2020

Friday Executive Summary

November legal battle, WaPo implies war coming, WHO funding pulled, and more.

Above the Fold

  • Trump campaign bracing for legal battle over election, forming “coalition” of lawyers (Fox News)

  • Washington Post op-ed suggests Americans may need to prepare for war if Biden doesn’t win in a landslide (The Daily Caller)

Government & Politics

  • Protesters gather outside Nancy Antoinette’s San Francisco home, hang blow-dryers and curlers in a tree (The Daily Caller)

  • Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin agree on plan to avoid government shutdown (Politico)

  • U.S. pulls $62 million in funding from the ChiCom-supporting World Health Organization (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • “A publicity stunt”: Kenosha locals give lukewarm reception to Joe Biden (Washington Examiner)

  • Kenosha speech showed that the difference between Biden with a teleprompter and without a teleprompter is scary (The Federalist)

  • With the Supreme Court MIA on the subject, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit says “large”-capacity magazine bans are OK; last month, the 9th Circuit said the opposite (Reason)


Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Federal task force kills Portland antifa murder suspect; man pulled gun on agents during arrest (AP)

  • Body camera footage shows Deon Kay was brandishing a gun when shot by DC police (The Post Millennial)

  • Cleveland police officer fatally shot; search underway for suspect (Fox News)

  • Colorado woman beats up child for carrying Trump sign (PJ Media)

Around the Nation

  • Yet another white cultural appropriator: White George Washington University history professor admits she lied about being black (Fox News)

  • Vanderbilt professor docks student for not agreeing that the Constitution is white supremacist (The Federalist)

  • Discover blocks donations to site raising money for Kyle Rittenhouse defense (Fox Business)

  • In foreboding ruling, appeals court says transgender students may use restroom of choice (The Daily Signal)

Business & Economy

  • Employers hire 1.4 million in August as unemployment rate falls sharply (Fox Business)

  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 881,000 (Fox Business)

  • Justice Department plans to file antitrust charges against Google in coming weeks (The New York Times)

National Security

  • Court rules NSA phone snooping illegal — after seven-year delay (Politico)

  • More than a dozen researchers and professors at U.S. universities have been arrested for ties to the Chinese government (The Daily Caller)

Other Notables

  • Seems legit: Hot temperatures in minority inner-city neighborhoods are caused by systemic racism, new study says (Campus Reform)

  • The facts of Andrew Cuomo’s fatal leadership during COVID-19 (The Daily Signal)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The surprisingly pragmatic plan for WHO withdrawal (National Review)

  • Policy: COVID-19 proves how dangerously we misjudged China (Hudson Institute)

  • Humor: New tapes show salon owner luring in unsuspecting Pelosi with her favorite ice cream (The Babylon Bee)

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