Jordan Candler / Feb. 19, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Dems pursue post-death punishment for Trump, immigration bill, slavery reparations, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Unity! Democrats introduce “No Glory for Hate Act” to deprive Trump of post-death memorials (PJ Media)

  • Democrats debut sweeping immigration reform bill featuring eight-year path to citizenship (Examiner)

Color us skeptical that it represents an “earned roadmap,” as it’s being advertised.

Government & Politics

  • Incredibly, the Wuhan Institute of Virology is still eligible to receive U.S. taxpayer funding through 2024, NIH confirms (Daily Caller)

  • U.S. will erroneously pay $200 million in overdue and current dues to WHO (Roll Call)

  • White House says Biden supports study of slavery reparations (Reuters)

For the record, every Patriot Post staff member now identifies as black. And you can too!

  • Ted Cruz flew to Cancun with family amid Texas power crisis (Fox News)

To be clear, this is bad optics — but that’s it. Unlike his Democrat colleagues, Senator Cruz is not a hypocrite because he never advocated for shutdowns and has never demanded that people stay locked in their homes for basically eternity. Here’s the more important question: Where has every other Texas politician been during this crisis?

  • Entertainment as indoctrination: TV shows push gun control myths (RCP)

Science, Health, & Technology

  • FDA: Thankfully, no evidence COVID spreads through food or food packaging (UPI)

  • White House announces $4 billion in funding for global vaccine effort (Washington Post)

  • CDC classroom guidance would wrongly keep 90% of schools at least partially closed (CNBC)

  • NASA Mars rover survives “seven minutes of terror,” successfully lands on Red Planet (U.S. News)

National Security

  • Biden marginalizes ICE: New rules limit who agents target for arrest (NPR)

  • Capitol Police suspends six officers with pay, investigating 29 others over January 6 riot (Fox News)

  • Biden ready to restore disastrous Iran nuclear deal (Examiner)


Business & Economy

  • Regression: In 2021, U.S. will import more oil than it exports under Biden (CNSNews.com)

  • Weekly jobless claims rise to 861,000 as layoffs stay high (AP)

  • Red states trounce blue states economically (Power Line)

  • Total amount of global debt reached $281 trillion by the end of 2020 (Newsweek)

Around the Nation

  • Blast of severe winter weather now being blamed for at least 36 deaths (Fox News)

  • Interesting social media censorship legislation that targets terms of service proposed in Kansas (The Sentinel)

  • Chicago to review 41 statues for potential demolition, including ones of Washington, Lincoln, and Grant (Disrn)

  • South Carolina governor signs “heartbeat” abortion ban into law as legal challenge looms (The State)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Massachusetts high school football coach fired for privately questioning BLM curricula (Daily Wire)

  • Cartoon Network pushes “anti-racism,” lecturing kids to “see color” in new PSA (Disrn)

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

Odds & Ends

  • Former Senator and World War II veteran Bob Dole announces he has stage 4 lung cancer (Disrn)

  • The often-untold story of Rush Limbaugh’s generosity (Disrn)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Dude with an active warrant tried to apply for a carry permit using Barack Obama’s name (Not the Bee)

  • Check out these insane pics from the Texas deep freeze (Not the Bee)

“Non Compos Mentis” Op-Ed Award

  • Time to ban sugar-sweetened beverages in the workplace (Forbes)

Belly Laugh of the Week

  • Daily Beast editor accuses Tucker Carlson of adding “googly eyes” to AOC photo, apologizes and acknowledges it’s real (Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The Democrats’ dangerous inflation assumption (The Week)

  • Policy: The Chicago Teachers Union’s outsize power comes at the expense of students, parents, and taxpayers (City Journal)

  • Humor: Heroic Ted Cruz travels to Cancun to lasso the sun and bring it back to frigid Texas (Babylon Bee)

  • Related humor: Media informs Ted Cruz you can only travel during a crisis if you’re a Democrat (Babylon Bee)

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