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October 8, 2020

Thursday Executive Summary

Hurricane Delta approaches, Derek Chauvin released, Trump’s tax returns, and more.


Top of the Fold


  • Louisiana braces for Delta to make landfall as a major hurricane on Friday (Daily Mail)

  • Derek Chauvin, ex-officer charged with murder in George Floyd case, released on $1 million bond (NBC News)

  • Manhattan prosecutor inquisitor can obtain Trump’s tax returns, court rules (Reuters)


Political Debates


  • Mike Pence and Kamala Harris strike calmer tone than presidential debate but sharply contest the issues (Washington Examiner)

  • Harris dodges Supreme Court-packing question when put on spot (Washington Examiner)

  • Undecided voters found Harris “abrasive” and “condescending” (Fox News)

  • Second presidential debate will be virtual, commission announces, though Trump says, “I’m not doing a virtual debate” (The Hill)


Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate


  • Amid horrendous television ratings, NBA commissioner says league will back off social justice next season (NewsBusters)

  • California officials knock down Hollywood-style Trump sign by freeway on private property (The Daily Wire)

  • For the record: You will be told to check your “Christian privilege” in the very near future (Disrn)

  • University of Iowa and John A. Logan College drop “diversity” (read: discrimination) efforts after Trump bans critical race theory (New York Post)

  • Twenty-one scholars call for Pulitzer board to revoke “1619 Project” author’s prize (Disrn)


Around the Nation


  • Freedom From Religion Foundation silences future prayers in Kentucky school district (Disrn)

  • Court rules in favor of Christian adoption agency threatened by New York LGBT law (Disrn)

  • “Defund the police” movement takes toll on NYC’s crime rate as shootings and murders spike (Fox News)

  • Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer brings home an “F” on fiscal policy report card (Washington Examiner)


Dumb and Dumber


  • Alyssa Milano says Michigan’s lucky to have leaders like the ones who just received an abuse of power smackdown from state Supreme Court (twitchy)

  • “COVID is God’s gift to the Left”: Forty-eight years later, “Hanoi Jane” is still rooting for things that kill Americans (Washington Examiner)

  • Thanks, Caption Obvious: Europe wants Biden to beat Trump, poll finds (Time)


Other Notables


  • Puerto Rico governor endorses Trump, says he represents Puerto Ricans (Newsweek)

  • Kamala Harris denied black supremacists existed, then they killed four people (FrontPage Mag)

  • DOJ brings charges over scores of mail-in ballots found in New Jersey dumpsters (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Turkey rekindles the Armenian Genocide (FrontPage Mag)

  • Heartwarming: New York miracle twins who were given a 10% chance of survival after developing a rare condition in the womb defy the odds and are now thriving at home (Daily Mail)


Closing Arguments


  • Policy: COVID and the escalation of medical tyranny (Mises Institute)

  • Policy: In defense of “me-first capitalism” (City Journal)

  • Humor: Man who agrees with the media, universities, corporations, and Hollywood thinks he’s part of the #resistance (The Babylon Bee)

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