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What We’re Reading Today: Iran Threat, Obama Scandals, Oberlin’s Lesson … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

News About Us

Out of the Layoff Ashes: Issues & Insights — Anneke E. Green, Real Clear Politics

Iran

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman — New York Times

Trump: Time not right for diplomacy with Iran — Politico

Election 2020

DNC names 20 candidates who will appear on stage for first Democratic debate — NBC News

Beto hits Biden: We can’t go back to the Obama administration and think that’s good enough — Hot Air

Hey Joe Biden, Here Are Some Scandals You Forgot — The Federalist

Pete Buttigieg: Abolish ‘Undemocratic’ Electoral College — Newsmax

TDS

Dems’ Selective Outrage Over Foreign-Sourced Oppo — Real Clear Politics

Trump creates his own firestorm on foreign regimes peddling dirt — Fox News

Democrats use Trump’s foreign dirt comment as fuel to press impeachment — Washington Times

Big Tech

Exclusive: Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed — Breitbart

California

California moves to let felons serve on juries — Orange County Register

California cities lead the U.S. in inflation. Housing costs are a big reason why — Los Angeles Times

Misc

Michael Avenatti is sued for allegedly siphoning paraplegic’s $4 million settlement — Reuters

Will Oberlin Learn Its Lesson? — Powerline

Warmist doomsday cult trying yet another re-branding — Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates — AP

NASA Spots ‘Star Trek’ Image on Mars Surface — Newsmax

Can the Fourth Amendment Save Us from the Coming Era of Pervasive Biometric Surveillance? — Reason


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