Jordan Candler / Mar. 24, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Voters want border wall finished, Biden’s cash freeze under review, Boulder updates, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • On second thought… Majority of voters now want to finish Trump’s wall as crisis intensifies (Washington Times)

“The Senate Opportunity Fund’s polling now shows 38% opposed and 53% in support of the wall. Much of the change appears to be among those on the left. The Chicago Council poll showed 85% of Democrats opposed to the wall, but the Senate Opportunity Fund found 63% of liberals opposed. On Capitol Hill, some senators who were wary of Mr. Trump’s wall-building plans now say completing the barrier should be part of any border strategy Mr. Biden pursues as he tries to control the surge.”

  • President Biden under fire for border wall cash freeze (Politico)

“On his first day in office, Biden hit pause on billions of dollars set to be spent on his predecessor’s long-touted barrier between the U.S. and Mexico while his administration figured out next steps for the money. Now the Government Accountability Office is launching a review to determine whether the new president broke the law by freezing the money in violation of budget rules designed to keep Congress in control of the cash flow, the federal watchdog confirmed this week.”

Boulder Update

  • Anti-social, violent, mentally ill, hated Trump: Details emerge about the Syrian-born Boulder assailant (Disrn) | The suspect’s identity was previously known to the FBI (NY Times)

  • “Violent white men are the greatest terrorist threat”: Leftists spread misinformation about Boulder shooter (Post Millennial)

  • Biden exploits mass shootings to virtue signal about gun control laws (Post Millennial) | Biden considering unilateral action on gun control (Fox News)

National Security

  • Administration expelled just 13% of nearly 13,000 family members in past week (Axios)

  • Non compos mentis: Biden still hasn’t nominated commissioner for agency that oversees the border (Examiner)

  • Montana governor understandably threatens legal action if feds fly migrants from southern border (Examiner)

  • North Korea fires short-range missiles in challenge to Biden (Washington Post) | But administration dismisses the tests (Washington Times)

Cancel Culture

  • Cincinnati professor who called COVID-19 “the Chinese virus” loses job (NY Post)

  • Trump Hotels dropped by major luxury travel agency network (Examiner)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Rainbow Mafia hauls Jack Phillips into court again, this time for refusing to bake a cake celebrating a man’s “transition” (The Federalist)

  • BLM anarchists mob store in Rochester, New York, trapping 100 customers inside (Daily Wire)

  • Slippery slope fallout: Two Massachusetts towns create legal polyamorous partnerships (Daily Signal)

  • Church of England may impose ethnic quota for clergy (Disrn)

Other Notables

  • Senate confirms Vivek H. Murthy — who fallaciously thinks “gun violence” is a public health crisis — as surgeon general (Washington Post)

  • Selfish Chicago Teachers Union tells members not to reveal that they’ve been vaccinated so they can continue to work from home (Not the Bee)

  • Pandemic unemployment benefits fraud could top $200 billion (Fox Business)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The everything bubble: How a debt-driven economy creates more frequent crises (Mises Institute)

  • Policy: The social cost of carbon and climate sensitivity is model manipulation at its finest (Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Neighbors with “Black Lives Matter,” “Asian Lives Matter,” and “Hispanic Lives Matter” yard signs getting awfully close to “All Lives Matter” (Babylon Bee)

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