Monday Executive News Summary

Dr. Oz has some explaining to do, Navy pulls racist “antiracist” books, women of Afghanistan can “thank” the women who voted for Biden, and more.

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  • Pompeo says Dr. Oz has some explaining to do: “There are still things we don’t know about his connections to the Turkish government,” Mike Pompeo said of Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz. Oz, who holds duel U.S. and Turkish citizenship, is running neck and neck with Dave McCormick in the state’s Republican primary. Pompeo, Donald Trump’s former secretary of state, further noted that Oz had failed to vote in a Republican primary election for New Jersey’s Senate back in 2018, but just days later he did take the time to enter a vote in Turkey’s presidential election at the Turkish consulate in New York City. Pompeo also questioned Oz’s claim to have “never been politically involved in Turkey in any capacity,” arguing that Oz’s “campaign owes the people of Pennsylvania an explanation for this.” Oz has promised to renounce his Turkish citizenship should he win election in November. Meanwhile, concerns have also been raised over Oz’s business ties with China. Oz has pulled in millions of dollars thanks to a TV deal he signed with the communist country, and he also has investments in a Chinese health and wellness company. Pompeo, who is backing McCormick and is said to be considering a 2024 presidential run, may be sending an early salvo against Trump, as the former president has thrown his support behind Oz.

  • Navy pulls racist “antiracist” books from reading list: Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Gilday recently released an updated list of books for the U.S. Navy’s Professional Reading Program. The latest list is noteworthy not for what it includes but rather for what has been omitted. Last year’s list sparked controversy over the inclusion of leftist books that several Republican lawmakers rightly contended were “explicitly anti-American.” Gone are several of these books including How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, and Sexual Minorities and Politics by Jason Pierceson. Last year, Gilday defended the controversial list and specifically the inclusion of Kendi’s book by arguing that “it evokes the author’s own personal journal in understanding barriers to true inclusion, the deep nuances of racism and racial inequalities.” Regarding this year’s less controversial list, Gilday stated: “We are driving a fleet-wide campaign of self-improvement. We must foster an organization that supports and empowers Sailors to have an independent quest for knowledge through reading and information sharing.”

  • Women of Afghanistan can “thank” the women who voted for Biden: The Taliban’s Ministry for the Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtue recently issued new decrees mandating that all women must be veiled when in public. While the new “advice” does not require Afghan women to wear a full burka, the complete body covering garment that was required during the Taliban’s rule in the 1990s, women once again will be required to wear a full head and face covering. Failure to comply will be met with an escalating set of punishments. Of course, Afghan women would not be facing this return to the Taliban’s imposition of draconian extremist Islamic rules had Joe Biden not become president. Thanks to his feckless leadership and his decision to surrender Afghanistan to the Taliban, an entire generation of young Afghan women who never knew such draconian restrictions to their freedom are now being forced into submission. And they have the largest voting demographic that supported Biden — American women — to thank for it. As Barack Obama said, “Elections have consequences.”


  • Can’t make it up: After Roe leak, CNN warns of violence from “the far Right” (Not the Bee)

  • Pro-abortion activists descend upon homes of SCOTUS justices (PM)

  • Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court can’t be “bullied” (Fox News)

  • Nancy Pelosi, already scheming to undermine House Republicans after they win in November, announces $45,000 minimum salary for staffers (The Hill)

  • Birds of a feather: AP style guide adds phrase “pregnant people” (Fox News) | Team Biden prescribes use of singular “they” in “gender inclusive” policy (Daily Signal)

  • Five radical facts about incoming White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre (Breitbart)

  • Elon Musk reportedly planning to clean house at Twitter by firing 1,000 staff on his way to signing up 69 million paying subscribers (Not the Bee)

  • White House denies reports that U.S. intelligence helped sink Russian ships (Washington Examiner)

  • Vladimir Putin accuses the West of backing threats of “nuclear war,” provoking Ukraine conflict (Fox News)

  • Policy: Americans are struggling in Biden’s economy (RNC)

  • Humor: Dunkin’ Donuts opens new Sprinklin’ Donuts for Presbyterians (Babylon Bee)

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