Jordan Candler / Apr. 6, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

Clarence Thomas on censorship, the setup for HR 1, Matt Gaetz updates, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Justice Clarence Thomas argues it’s time to rein in Facebook, Twitter, and Google censorship (Examiner)

“A person always could choose to avoid the toll bridge or train and instead swim the Charles River or hike the Oregon Trail. But in assessing whether a company exercises substantial market power, what matters is whether the alternatives are comparable. For many of today’s digital platforms, nothing is. We will soon have no choice but to address how our legal doctrines apply to highly concentrated, privately owned information infrastructure such as digital platforms.” —Clarence Thomas

  • Arkansas ban on “sex changes” for youth foolishly vetoed by Governor Asa Hutchinson (AP)

“The Republican Legislature could still enact the measure, since it only takes a simple majority of the House and Senate to override a governor’s veto in Arkansas. Hutchinson said he believed an override was likely.”

Government & Politics

  • The setup for HR 1? Senate Dems can bypass GOP filibuster on two more bills, parliamentarian rules (National Review)

  • Senator Joe Manchin comes out against infrastructure bill due to corporate tax hike (National Review)

  • “60 Minutes" deceptively edits Ron DeSantis’s full answer on Publix vaccinations (National Review) | Palm Beach County’s Democrat mayor slams the television broadcast for "intentionally false” reporting (Examiner)

  • “Not safe anymore”: Andy Ngô reacts to becoming antifa target, leaving the U.S. (Fox News)

Editor’s Note: Or as Managing Editor Nate Jackson quips: Son of Vietnamese boat people who came to U.S. leaves U.S. as a refugee.

  • Man accused of trying to extort Matt Gaetz admits he asked for cash (NY Post) | “A bridge too far for the power-hungry hypocrites”: Gaetz defends himself in op-ed (Examiner)

Other Notables

  • 1 in 4 plan to bolt job post-pandemic (Axios)

  • UBS predicts 80,000 store closures by 2026 (CNBC)

  • Russia threatens U.S. with Arctic military buildup (Examiner)
 | Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin signs law that could keep him in Kremlin until 2036 (Reuters)

“Non Compos Mentis” Award

  • There, I fixed it! MLB moving All-Star Game from 51% black Atlanta to 76% white Denver (Fox News)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: U.S. enters multilateral minefield in indirect nuclear talks with Iran (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Why slashing the Pentagon budget would be a disaster (DefenseNews)

  • Satire: All-Star Game moved from Atlanta to Uyghur prison camp yard (Babylon Bee)

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