Jordan Candler / Mar. 31, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Fighting left-wing indoctrination, Biden’s tax hike, “diversity chief” reassigned, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • “It’s everywhere”: Parents group fights left-wing indoctrination in schools (Washington Times)

“A group of parents alarmed by what they see as left-wing indoctrination sweeping through K-12 schools on Tuesday announced a new online clearinghouse of information designed to help families navigate what’s happening in their children’s classrooms. Nicole Neily, president of the group, Parents Defending Education, said parents are hungry for information to fight back against a curriculum that increasingly promotes racial and social justice ideology. ‘There’s this feeling among some that this is just a New York and California thing, but it’s not; it’s everywhere,’ she said. ‘It’s in private schools, parochial schools and red states.’ … Ms. Neily said thousands of parents are unaware of what’s going on or are deeply disturbed by it but unsure how to fight back, leaving them feeling alone and helpless. She envisions DefendingEd.org as a network of concerned parents who can swap horror stories and seek political or legal solutions.”

  • Spendthrift Democrats’ infrastructure boondoggle to be “funded” by corporate tax hike (Fox Business)

“Overall, the administration intends to spend around $650 billion on revamping bridges and roads, $300 billion on housing infrastructure, $300 billion on reviving U.S. manufacturing, $400 billion on care for the elderly and disabled, $400 billion on clean-energy credits, as well as an unspecified amount on broadband, water systems and other measures. In order to pay for this legislation, Biden also proposed what he has called the Made in America Tax Plan, which would raise the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%. It would also increase the minimum tax on multinational corporations to 21% and ‘calculate it on a country-by-country basis so it hits profits in tax havens,’ alongside several other efforts to eliminate perceived loopholes in the corporate tax code.”

Government & Politics

  • That was quick: Pentagon “diversity chief” already reassigned amid probe of social media posts (NY Post)

  • Meet Brian Auten, the Russiagate prober who couldn’t verify anything in the Steele dossier yet said nothing for years (RealClearInvestigations)

  • Congressman Matt Gaetz claims sex trafficking investigation is extortion attempt (UPI)

National Security

  • Biden admin formalizes genocide declaration in China while also preposterously rebuking Trump’s religious liberty and pro-life priorities (Washington Post)

  • Texas migrant child detention facility at a mind-boggling 1,600% capacity amid border surge (National Review)

  • Arizona sheriff says illegal border crossings may be underreported by 300% (PJ Media)

  • Russia suspected of stealing thousands of State Department emails (Politico)

Around the Nation

  • Cancel culture: GoFundMe yanks page run by Virginia parents fighting woke curriculum (Free Beacon)

  • Meanwhile, legislators in neighboring state override governor’s veto of school choice bill; Kentucky is now the 28th state with some form of school choice (Reason)

  • San Diego opens schools to migrant children while American students learn remotely (Free Beacon) | On a related note, nearly 60% of educators say virtual school resulted in “significant” academic learning loss (CNBC)

  • Sad irony: Philadelphia shooting results in death of man working on video about city’s violence (Fox News)

  • Adding insult to injury: Man busted for attack on Asian woman was on parole for killing his mom (NY Post)

Other Notables

  • Democracy dies with communism: China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature (AP)

  • An inconvenient truth: Three million masks get tossed out every minute and it’s killing wildlife everywhere. Here are some photos of the damage. (Not the Bee)

“That Didn’t Age Well” Headline Award

  • “Coronavirus vaccine in 18 months? Experts urge reality check.” —Bloomberg, March 31, 2020

“Non Compos Mentis” Headline Award

  • The global gender gap will take an extra 36 years to close after the COVID pandemic, report finds (Time)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: In a rebuke to teachers unions, school choice is going gangbusters in the states (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Washington should steer clear of tax on vehicle miles traveled (Daily Signal)

  • Humor: “Uh-oh! Looks like someone has exceeded his allowable mileage for the day!” says Pete Buttigieg to SUV owner on dashboard display (Babylon Bee)

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