Jordan Candler / September 10, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Biden’s COVID mandates, governors push back, Texas sued, and more.

COVID Authoritarianism

  • President Biden mandates COVID-19 vaccines for large companies as well as federal employees (Daily Signal)

  • RNC to sue Biden administration over vaccine mandates (Washington Examiner)

  • “Will fight them to the gates of hell”: Governors immediately push back on unconstitutional plan (Daily Wire)

  • “We will fight”: Ron DeSantis promises to battle Biden’s sweeping mandates (Daily Wire)

Afghanistan

  • Pentagon top brass to testify before Senate panel on chaotic U.S. pullout from Afghanistan (Washington Times)

  • GOP letter to Biden flags Afghan evacuees’ “rushed and incomplete” vetting (Fox News)

  • Taliban lets plane carrying Americans and other foreign nationals leave Kabul (CBS News)

  • “Their interior minister has an ‘FBI Wanted’ poster”: White House challenged after calling Taliban “businesslike and professional” (Daily Caller)

  • New and improved? Hardly: Taliban tortured journalists who covered protests in Kabul despite “free press” pledge (Daily Wire)

  • Fort Hood terrorist congratulates Taliban from death row in handwritten letter (Washington Examiner)

Politics

  • Merrick Garland’s Justice Department suing Texas over pro-life law (The Federalist)

  • Rand Paul calls for Anthony Fauci to be jailed for lying to Congress (Washington Examiner)

  • DOJ moves to release FBI documents on investigation into possible Saudi-9/11 hijacker links (Washington Examiner)

  • Team Biden puts systemic racism at center of U.S. foreign policy (National Review)

Health

  • The CDC quietly changed the definition of “vaccination” so as to fit the political narrative (Not the Bee)

  • Los Angeles school officials order sweeping vaccine mandate for students 12 and older (LA Times)

  • FDA declines emergency use authorization for Humanigen COVID-19 drug (The Hill)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Wage stagnation and its discontents: Rethinking the safety net to encourage a more dynamic economy (Manhattan Institute)

  • Policy: Why Japan’s next prime minister matters (National Review)

  • Satire: Jussie Smollett disguises self as Larry Elder so people will commit real hate crimes against him (Babylon Bee)

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