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What We’re Reading Today: ‘Peaceful’ Antifa Thugs, Who’s Afraid Of The Debt Scare, Capitalism Condemned … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Today’s Democrats

How Much Damage Did Barack Obama Do To His Own Party? — Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy Opinion

Obama Worried That Biden Could ‘Damage His Legacy,’ Tried To Talk Him Out of 2020 Bid — The Western Journal

Democratic Congresswoman Calls Antifa ‘Peaceful Protesters’ — Washington Examiner

Democrat Compares Banning Assault Weapons to Banning Plastic Straws — Washington Free Beacon


Socialism Has Failed. Period. — Hoover Institution

The False Premise Behind The Consumer Debt Scare — Economics21/Manhattan Institute

Trump Economic Adviser Plays Down Fears Of Looming Recession — Associated Press


I Had 2 Kids. Now I Work To Influence People Against Having Their Own — Huffington Post

Bill Nye Slams Trump’s Climate Failures: ‘The U.S. Has Become A Pariah’ — Yahoo News

In Order To Understand The Brutality Of Capitalism, You Have To Start On The Plantation — New York Times Magazine

In ‘1619’ Project, New York Times Puts Slavery Front And Center Of The American Experience — New York Public Radio

Good Sense

The New York Times Is Truly Messed Up — EconLog

Enslaved By Anti-Market Ideology — Cafe Hayek

The New York Times Rewrites American History — PowerLine


Five Warnings For Parents This Back-To-School Season — Lance Izumi, Daily Caller

Europe’s Fading Cosmopolitan Dream — Joel Kotkin, City Journal

Hong Kong Protests Show No Sign Of Slowing As 1.7 Million Rally — United Press International

F-bombs Away: Why Lawmakers Are Cursing Now More Than Ever — The Hill

Republican Challengers Rushing To Unseat Ocasio-Cortez — Politico

In Blue Seattle, Trump Supporters Are Starting To Come Out Of Hiding — Seattle Times

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