Jordan Candler / July 21, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Biden/Pelosi staffers test positive, CRT backlash, ChiComs won’t be sanctioned, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Karma that keeps on giving: Now Biden and Pelosi staff members test positive for COVID after meeting the infected Dems who fled Texas to avoid doing their jobs (Not the Bee)

  • Inflation concerns leave GOP supporters of Biden’s bipartisan “infrastructure” framework on an island (Washington Examiner) | Belly laugh of the week: Chuck Schumer to argue infrastructure deters inflation (Axios)

  • After conservative backlash, Department of Education scales back Critical Race Theory plans (Daily Wire) | But it’s ultimately just smoke and mirrors (The Federalist)

  • Shades of Clinton: Joe Biden used private email to send government information to Hunter (Just the News)

  • Google critic Jonathan Kanter to be nominated to lead DOJ antitrust division (The Verge)

National Security

  • Biden administration won’t sanction China for hacking U.S. servers (Free Beacon) | By the way: Nearly a decade ago, Chinese hackers breached U.S. pipelines and could have imposed “physical consequences,” FBI announces (National Review)

  • U.S. and Germany reach an appeasement deal on Putin’s pipeline project (National Review)

Health

  • Delta variant accounts for 83% of sequence virus samples (Washington Times)

  • At 67%, Johnson & Johnson vaccine is less effective against the Delta variant (Fox News)

  • Thanks to COVID, drugs, and lockdowns, life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII (Fox News)

Economy

  • Housing inventory grows for first time in over a year (Fox Business)

  • The 2021 Olympics are turning into a $20 billion bust for Japan (Fox Business)

Around the Nation

  • Political theater: Salt Lake City declares racism a public health crisis (Fox News)

  • Judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions; similar Mississippi law is already SCOTUS-bound (Washington Examiner)

  • First Amendment win: California appellate court says law mandating trans pronoun use by healthcare workers a violation of free speech (Daily Wire)

Rainbow Mafia Award

  • Pro-gender dysmorphia activists threaten to “beat, rape, assassinate and bomb” J.K. Rowling for women’s bathroom comments (Washington Examiner)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: We need safety net policies that make work pay (AEI)

  • Policy: Critical Race enthusiasts should learn the lesson of “defund the police” (RCP)

  • Humor: Space returns unwanted Amazon delivery (Babylon Bee)

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