October 7, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

Russia “scandal” bombshell, Netflix indicted, COVID relief punted, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • DNI John Ratcliffe declassifies John Brennan notes, CIA memo on Hillary Clinton “stirring up” Trump-Russia scandal (Fox News)

  • Trump finally authorizes total declassification of documents related to Russia investigation and Clinton emails (Washington Examiner)

  • Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for “lewd visual material” after “Cuties" controversy (The Daily Wire)

Government & Politics

  • Trump halts deadlocked COVID relief negotiations until after the election (National Review)

  • "Immediate action is needed”: Trump administration unveils sweeping changes to controversial H-1B guest worker program (Fox News)

  • House investigation faults Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google for engaging in anti-competitive monopoly tactics (The Washington Post)

  • Trump announces his intent to debate Biden October 15 (Disrn)

For the Record


Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Triggered Democrat Party media guy pulls a knife on “Oregon Women for Trump” convoy (PJ Media)

  • Hate hoax? Police find no evidence after Madison, Wisconsin, woman claims she was set on fire by white supremacists (The Post Millennial)

  • THREE-PEAT! NBA Finals Game 3 beats out Game 2 as least-watched Finals game of all-time — after Game 2 beat Game 1 for the title (Not the Bee)

Around the Nation

  • Mark and Patricia McCloskey are indicted; grand jury adds charges of tampering with evidence (KMOV4)

  • Virginia school district wants teachers to enforce “woke” revolution, or else (The Daily Signal)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • FDA releases long-awaited vaccine guidance (NPR)

  • More than 3,500 health experts sound the alarm on lockdown policies, urge “focused protection” (The Federalist)

  • Do masks really work? Here’s what the charts tell us (PJ Media)

Business & Economy

  • World’s richest people are now $813 billion wealthier despite the pandemic (Time)

  • U.S. goods trade deficit in August hits record high of $83.9 billion (Politico)

  • Swiss city of Geneva votes for world-record $25 hourly minimum wage (Foundation for Economic Education)

Dumb and Dumber

  • Oregon State “women, gender and sexuality studies” professor blames devastating Western wildfires on white Christians (PJ Media)

  • California governor’s office tells diners to wear masks “in between bites” (CBS News)

  • Oklahoma detention officers charged with cruelty for torturing prisoners by cranking “Baby Shark” on repeat (Not the Bee)

  • A bike company offers black customers reparations in the form of a discount (Yahoo! Finance)

  • Oprah Winfrey says America’s racial “caste system” was “the template for Nazi Germany” (Disrn)

Mood Boosters

  • Georgia pastor raises $12,000 for Waffle House waitress after learning her unborn child has same name as his late son (Disrn)

  • Black-and-white film of a snowball fight in France in 1896 is colorized and speed-adjusted to look stunningly modern (Daily Mail)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Biden’s virtue signaling against Saudi Arabia will backfire (Washington Examiner)

  • Policy: Problems with theories on the black-white wealth gap (Mises Institute)

  • Satire: Pelosi calls for a national day of mourning after Trump recovers from COVID (Genesius Times)

  • Related satire: Hollywood mental hospitals overrun after Trump doesn’t die from COVID (Genesius Times)

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