The Patriot Post® · Wednesday Executive News Summary

By Jordan Candler ·

Top of the Fold

  • SecDef Lloyd Austin unnecessarily approves continued Guardsmen presence in DC (

“Nearly 2,300 National Guard personnel will continue the support mission. This represents a reduction of nearly 50 percent of the current support force.”

  • Tara Reade, call your office: Biden prepares to strip college students of due process (National Review)

“History did not begin in 2015, and former education secretary Betsy DeVos did not invent more due-process rights in Title IX; she simply reinstated time-honored fundamental due-process rights that have guided justice systems in the liberal world for hundreds of years. … It was only in 2011 that the Obama administration instituted fewer due-process rights. … The good news is that between 2011 and 2021, there has been a string of court cases repudiating Biden’s position.”

Government & Politics

  • Andrew Cuomo faces new sexual harassment allegation, this time at Executive Mansion (Times Union)

“A sixth woman has leveled allegations of sexually inappropriate conduct against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, accusing him of touching her without consent late last year during an encounter at the governor’s mansion. … The woman has not filed a formal complaint with the governor’s office.”

Meanwhile: “Sexual harassment claims against Cuomo to be investigated by attorneys appointed by New York AG’s office.” —Post Millennial

  • Vanita Gupta, Biden’s associate attorney general nominee, says she doesn’t support defunding police despite past comments (Fox News)

A trip down memory lane: “While front-end systems changes are important, it is also critical for state and local leaders to heed calls from Black Lives Matter and Movement for Black Lives activists to decrease police budgets and the scope, role, and responsibility of police in our lives.” —Vanita Gupta, June 16, 2020


  • New study finds “no evidence” stay-at-home orders reduced COVID deaths (Disrn)

“The results … also come at the same time a recent CDC report found that face masks mandates reduce the spread of COVID-19 by less than 2%.”

The ChiCom Chronicles

  • Harvard University, Yale School of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania partner with Chinese health institutions tied to military (Free Beacon)

“You may not be interested in the CCP, but the CCP is interested in you. It wants to collect all your personal and private data. It wants to leverage your data against you, your values, and your way of life. The danger of that happening is very real. There is nothing benign or humanistic about the CCP’s approach to medicine, and its exploitation of the global biotech industry ought to be repudiated.” —Project 2049 Institute senior director Ian Easton

  • China has a million-member propaganda machine to undermine U.S. (AMN)

“[Adm. Phillip] Davidson said the goal of China’s disinformation efforts is ‘to undermine U.S. interests, to capture the narrative to their own benefit and to … corrupt the environment in a way that creates doubt amongst our allies and partners in the reliability of the United States.’”

“The U.S. military plans to deploy long-range missiles in Asia capable of threatening China as part of efforts to deter a conflict with Beijing… Adm. Philip S. Davidson … also told a congressional hearing his most pressing defense need is a ground-based missile defense system on the U.S. island of Guam to provide 360-degree defense from a potential Chinese attack.”

Around the Nation

  • Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law (AP)

“Arkansas is one of at least 14 states where legislators have proposed outright abortion bans this year. … The bans were pushed by Republicans who want to force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide. Conservatives believe the court is more open to striking down the decision following former President Donald Trump’s three appointments to the court.”

  • Iowa governor signs law shortening Iowa’s early and Election Day voting (Des Moines Register)

“This legislation strengthens uniformity by providing Iowa’s election officials with consistent parameters for Election Day, absentee voting, database maintenance, as well as a clear appeals process for local county auditors. All of these additional steps promote more transparency and accountability, giving Iowans even greater confidence to cast their ballot.” —Governor Kim Reynolds

Around the World

  • French schoolgirl says she made up story that got teacher beheaded by Muslim radical (PM)

“The student had told her father that the teacher kept Muslim students after class to show ‘a photograph of the Prophet [Muhammad] naked.’ Her father then went on to file a legal complaint and began a full-on hate campaign against the teacher. This included creating videos detailing the accusations against the teacher. Days later, Paty was beheaded by 18-year-old Abdullakh Anzorov.”

Other Notables

  • Transgender surgery is now “free” (read: funded by taxpayers) for military personnel, thanks to Biden executive order (Examiner)

  • Unlike the New York Public Library, Chicago Public Libraries to yank canceled Dr. Seuss books (Washington Times)

  • Vice President-in-Waiting Kamala Harris takes another solo call with a world leader (Fox News)

Double Standards

  • Los Angeles teachers warned not to post vacation photos while resisting in-person learning (Washington Times)

“The warning on the Facebook page, which has 5,600 followers, came days after the union announced that 91% of its ballot-casting members voted March 1-5 against returning for in-person instruction over novel coronavirus concerns.”

“Non Compos Mentis” Op-Ed Award

  • Comedians are struggling to parody Biden. Let’s hope this doesn’t last. (Washington Post)

“If you can’t parody Joe Biden, you’re not a comedian.” —Ben Shapiro

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Texas’ electrical grid failures highlight nation’s vulnerability to EMP attacks (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Cash alone won’t solve the multifaceted problems associated with child poverty (IFS)

  • Humor: Heroic Secret Service agent dives in front of Biden as reporter tries to ask a question (Babylon Bee)

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