Jordan Candler / July 15, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Blinken’s tone-deaf UN request, BLM praises Cuban commies, Biden’s inflation, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken invites the insufferable and bigoted UN to investigate “contemporary forms of racism” in U.S. (Washington Examiner) | “Ask them to go to Cuba”: Senator Marco Rubio slams the Biden administration (Daily Wire)

  • “Way worse than embarrassing”: Black Lives Matter blames U.S., praises communist Cuban regime (Fox News)

  • SCOTUS bound? 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules 18-year-olds can buy handguns, upending federal law (Washington Times)

Economy

  • More than 1.8 million Americans turned down jobs due to generous unemployment handouts (NY Post) | Four reasons why the federal government shouldn’t permanently expand jobless benefits (Daily Signal)

  • Biden inflation is here: Wholesale prices rose 7.3% in June from a year ago for a record surge (CNBC) | Defiant Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tells Congress to “have faith,” untenably predicts inflation will subside (Breitbart)

Other Notables

  • Drug overdose deaths rose to a record 93,000 last year (The Hill)

  • It’s “going to be unbelievably bad”: George W. Bush slams Afghanistan withdrawal (Washington Times)

  • Jussie Smollett proclaims his innocence as he returns to court over hate-crime hoax (National Review)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Biden’s Afghan withdrawal will spark the next refugee crisis (Foreign Policy)

  • Humor: “Voter ID is the greatest attack on democracy,” says man trying to seize complete federal control of elections (Babylon Bee)

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