Jordan Candler / May 7, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Historic jobs miss, CRT banned in Tennessee, voting integrity in Florida, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Historic miss: Just 266,000 (not a million) jobs added in April; unemployment rate 6.1% (CNBC)

  • Twitter oligarchs suspend non-affiliated account that was posting Trump statements (Washington Examiner)

Around the Nation

  • Tennessee wisely bans public schools from teaching racist Critical Race Theory (Tennessean)

  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms reverses previous plan, says “no” to reelection bid (Fox News)

  • Governor Ron DeSantis signs sweeping election integrity bill into law (Insider) | Election reforms multiply in states across the nation (Daily Signal)

  • DeSantis says Floridians receiving unemployment benefits will need to start looking for work again (Fox News)

  • South Carolina to return to pre-pandemic unemployment program to address workforce shortages (

  • South Carolina to add firing squad to execution methods (AP)

Other Notables

  • Hunter Biden continues to hold 10% stake in Chinese firm (Daily Caller)

  • Chinese greenhouse gas emissions now larger than those of developed countries combined (Washington Post)

“Dezinformatsiya” Headline Award

  • U.S. seen as bigger threat to democracy than Russia or China, global poll finds (The Guardian)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Diversity over discovery: Biden’s war on merit puts America’s scientific edge at risk (City Journal)

  • Policy: No, NASA shouldn’t get in bed with China’s space program (Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Internet inventor Al Gore bans Trump from Internet (Babylon Bee)

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