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Jordan Candler / August 27, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

13th U.S. service member dies, Biden’s hopeless speech, SCOTUS gets it right, and more.

Afghanistan Dumpster Fire

  • 13th U.S. service member dies in Afghanistan attack, now deadliest day of conflict since 2011 (Daily Wire) | Tone-deaf House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweets about Women’s Equality Day after Americans killed in Kabul (PJ Media)

  • In hopeless speech, President Biden refuses liability for Afghanistan crisis he created (The Federalist) | Biden admits to being instructed which reporters to call on (Daily Wire)

  • Dumb… CENTCOM commander says U.S. sharing intel with Taliban (Fox Business)

  • … and dumber: U.S. officials gave Taliban terrorists names of American citizens, green card holders, and Afghan allies (PM) | “This is insanity”: Baffled reporters torch Biden for sharing list of U.S. citizens and allies with Taliban (Fox News)

Around the Nation

  • Tropical Storm Ida is strengthening and forecast to hit the Gulf Coast as a major hurricane (TWC)

  • Portland explodes again in violent battles between antifa and Proud Boys (The Hill)

  • Feds to close troubled NYC jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself didn’t kill himself (AP)

  • Democrat Terry McAuliffe, candidate for Virginia governor, forgot to sign form making him a valid candidate, complaint says (Daily Wire)

Other Notables

  • Getting it right on the second try: Supreme Court strikes down eviction moratorium (National Review) | Nearly 90% of rental assistance funds not yet distributed (Fox Business)

  • The officer who shot Ashli Babbitt reveals identity, ridiculously says he “saved countless lives” (National Review)

  • Delta Air Lines will impose $200 surcharge on unvaccinated employees (Fox Business)

  • Non compos mentis: Harvard’s new chaplain is an atheist — and “good without God” (NY Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How might China exploit the Afghanistan debacle? (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: How to regulate Critical Race Theory in schools (Manhattan Institute)

  • Satire: In response to Afghanistan disaster, Nancy Pelosi begins impeachment proceedings against President Trump (Babylon Bee)

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