Jordan Candler / Mar. 23, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

New economic boondoggle, the Dems’ far-reaching power grab, Boulder shooting, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Biden administration officials put together $3 trillion multipart infrastructure and economic boondoggle (WSJ)

“The first proposal would center on roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects and include many of the climate-change initiatives Mr. Biden outlined in the ‘Build Back Better’ plan he released during the 2020 campaign. That package would be followed by measures focusing on education and other priorities, including extending the newly expanded child tax credit scheduled to expire at the end of the year and providing for universal prekindergarten and tuition-free community college. … The price tag of the next package is sure to draw objections from Republicans, who opposed the recently signed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law as too costly.”

  • “Absolute power grab”: Democrats’ election overhaul extends far beyond ballot box (Washington Times)

“At least six sections in the more than 800-page bill potentially run afoul of the Constitution, legal scholars say, including requirements that states offer automatic and same-day voter registration, rules on the expansion of mail-in voting and provisions for creating commissions charged with redrawing congressional districts. The bill also calls for an ethics code for the Supreme Court and mandates that presidential candidates disclose their tax returns. The bill … takes the unusual step of mandating a singular process for challenging the proposed laws. … ‘That sounds more like they are just trying to get, in a sense, rid of any challenges as quickly as possible,’ said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, a conservative activist group. ‘Ultimately, this is going to go to the Supreme Court anyway.’”

Government & Politics

  • Benefiting from chaos: Insurance companies, reaping shareholder benefits from protests, get in line with Black Lives Matter (Free Beacon)

  • Who actually wears the pants: White House elevates VP with “Biden-Harris Administration” directive in public communications (Washington Times)

  • The country’s in great hands: Kamala Harris laughs when asked if she will visit the border (Post Millennial) | Meanwhile, even the Leftmedia is slamming the administration for “border blackout” (Daily Wire)

  • Friendly fire: Democrat breaks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on push to overturn Iowa election (Examiner)

  • GOP mounts defense against DC statehood as bill gets House hearing (Examiner)

  • Sidney Powell, who totally missed the forest for the trees, seeks dismissal of Dominion lawsuit (The Hill)

  • Senate confirms Marty Walsh as labor secretary (The Hill)

National Security

  • U.S. Treasury sanctions two top Chinese officials for “serious human rights abuses” of Uyghur Muslims (Daily Caller)

  • What a novel idea: Army pulls the pin on “gender-neutral” combat fitness test, creates separate tiers for men and women (Washington Times)


  • America last: Americans wait for COVID vaccines as U.S. commits millions of doses for neighboring countries (Fox News)

  • The data shows lockdowns end more lives than they save (NY Post)

  • Adults under stay-at-home orders gained nearly two pounds a month (The Hill)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Evanston, Illinois, city council stupidly votes 8-1 to pay $400,000 in reparations to black residents (Fox News)

  • Cigna tells employees not to hire white men (Daily Wire)

  • Morgan Stanley requests employees fulfill “diversity” quota in job application process (Daily Wire)

  • Deloitte tells employees “microaggressions” are considered a punishable offense (Daily Wire)

Other Notables

  • Despicable: Boulder, Colorado, shooter kills 10, including police officer (Denver Post) | Hero cop killed in the massacre was a “devout Christian” with seven kids (PJ Media)

  • Forty-five black intellectuals demand Smith College apologize to workers wrongly accused of “racial profiling” (National Review)

  • “We accomplished everything we set out to do”: Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James and Executive Vice President Kim Holmes to step down (Daily Signal)

On a Lighter Note…

  • Ohio man calls police after raccoon “ransacked” kitchen, hid in dishwasher (Fox News)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Earmarks represent corruption, waste, and The Swamp. Keep the ban in place. (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: There’s no proof that lockdowns save lives but plenty of evidence that they end them (City Journal)

  • Satire: AOC op-ed: If socialism is so bad, why did over 100 million people sacrifice their lives for it in the 20th century? (Genesius Times)

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