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September 14, 2020

Monday Executive Summary

Tropical system targets Gulf, religious liberty on campuses, SJW updates, and more.


Above the Fold


  • As two ambushed Los Angeles police officers fight for their lives, deranged protesters scream “We hope they die” (The Federalist)

  • Joe Biden pushes gun control less than 24 hours after attempted assassination on deputies (Fox News)

  • Tropical Storm Sally to intensify into a hurricane; serious threat of storm surge and flooding rain headed for the Gulf Coast (The Weather Channel)


Politics


  • President Trump gets a second nomination for Nobel Peace Prize (Bongino.com)

  • Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices in fight against Big Pharma (Fox News)

  • Betsy DeVos issues salient final rule protecting religious liberty on college campuses (The Federalist)

  • Federal prosecutor resigns from John Durham probe over alleged pressure to wrap up ahead of election — even though the probe should have ended some time ago (National Review)

  • The Democrat narrative about “buying elections” notwithstanding, Michael Bloomberg to prop up Biden with $100 million in Florida (Reuters)

  • U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad steps down amid rapidly deteriorating relations over trade war, Hong Kong, and coronavirus (Daily Mail)


Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate


  • Netflix should face DOJ action over pedophilic “Cuties,” some members of Congress say (Fox News)

  • Netflix CEO was not asked single question about “Cuties” controversy during 10-minute CNN interview (Disrn)

  • Slate calls people being offended by pedophilia “creepy” (Not the Bee)

  • Baltimore Ravens stand for black national anthem but kneel for U.S. national anthem (Washington Examiner)

  • Colin Kaepernick blasts NFL’s woke-fest as “propaganda,” and this is your daily reminder that you can never ever ever be woke enough to satisfy the mob (Not the Bee)

  • Man arrested for arson, throwing Molotov cocktails at California Republican women’s organization building (The Federalist)

  • St. Louis BLM protesters from McCloskey confrontation finally cited for trespassing (Fox News)


Culture & Heartland


  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues streak of terrible decisions and orders athletes to wear masks during games (Washington Examiner)

  • On a related note, Whitmer expressed fears over Trump’s Michigan rally but excused Biden’s event (The Federalist)

  • Portland mayor bans police use of tear gas even after 100 days of rioting (The Daily Caller)

  • Judge allows Los Angeles County to temporarily shut down John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • More than 20% of evangelicals wrongly embrace the concept of “gender fluidity” (Disrn)

  • Chick-fil-A to be offered lease in San Antonio airport following Rainbow Mafia moratorium (Fox News)


National Security


  • Trump announces deal between Bahrain and Israel to normalize relations in push for Mideast peace (Fox News)

  • White House is optimistic that Saudi Arabia could be next to make peace with Israel (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Iran weighs plot to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa to avenge Qassem Soleimani (Politico)


Other Notables


  • San Francisco to vote on whether 16-year-olds should vote (The Daily Wire)

  • Epic fumble: Eleven NFL players charged in alleged coronavirus money scheme (Sharyl Attkisson)

  • Chinese virologist claims she has proof coronavirus came from Chinese lab (Disrn)


Closing Arguments


  • Policy: This is why Millennials adore socialism (New York Post)

  • Policy: On fixing the Senate (The Resurgent)

  • Satire: Academy strips “Schindler’s List” of Best Picture Award due to lack of diversity (The Babylon Bee)

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