Friday Executive News Summary
Federal drilling paused, Churchill bust purged, Biden's mask hypocrisy, and more.
“The Biden presidency is very anti-Brexit”: Biden removes Winston Churchill bust (Examiner)
“We have bigger things to worry about”: Press secretary shrugs off question about hypocrite Biden breaking mask rules (Post Millennial)
Government & Politics
Hunter inquiry looms large as Biden pledge prevents “improper interference” with DOJ investigations (Examiner)
Democrats slap Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley with ethics complaint over Capitol mob (Examiner)
Unity! Bernie Sanders dismisses meeting in “the middle” with Republicans (Newsweek)
Senate confirms Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the first black Pentagon chief (Fox News)
Big Tech & Media
- “Not a close call”: Parler loses bid to require Amazon to restore service (Reuters)
And it’s no wonder: Based on the terms of service not just of Amazon but of many other Internet-based service providers, these companies can literally cancel you for any reason whatsoever.
Here’s why Parler is still struggling to come back online (Fast Company)
Policing free speech but not actual crimes? Twitter faces lawsuit for refusal to remove child porn (Disrn)
Media trust deservedly hits new low (Axios)
Google threatens to pull out of Australia over plan to make it pay for news (Time)
“We feel incredibly betrayed”: Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate the Capitol (Politico)
Biden to keep Christopher Wray on as FBI director (NBC News)
Odds & Ends
U.S. sees five-fold increase in methamphetamine overdose deaths from 2011 to 2018 (UPI)
Missouri diversity session tells teachers “colorblindness,” “all lives matter” are forms of white supremacy (Fox News)
Stranger Than Fiction
- Oklahoma legislation calls for Bigfoot hunting season (Popular Mechanics)
Policy: Raising the minimum wage won’t stimulate the economy, but it will stimulate Democrat interest groups (City Journal)
Policy: Don’t rush to failure on Iran nuclear negotiations (Daily Signal)
Humor: Biden wins Nobel Prize in all six categories for his incredible first day as president (Babylon Bee)
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