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)
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)
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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