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What We’re Reading Today: Bright Lights, Gun Nuts, ‘Tolerant’ Left … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Election 2020

The 10 counties that will decide the 2020 election — The Hill

Flores becomes 15th House Republican to announce plans to exit chamber — The Greenwich Times 

Assume nothing: Will Trump keep Pence on the 2020 ticket? — Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy

Finally, A Bright Idea Out of Washington

Trump Administration Is Rolling Back Rules Requiring More Energy-Efficient Bulbs — New York Times

Land of Fruits & Nuts

San Francisco Board of Supervisors designates NRA domestic terrorist organization — KYVU

Gavin Newsom Signs Bill That Allows Citizens In California To Refuse To Help Officers In Distress — Daily Caller

Hong Kong Wins

After months of protests, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill — CNN

No Deal, Brexit?

U.K. Lawmakers Vote to Block a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit — New York Times

Why Hasn’t Brexit Happened? — Claremont Review of Books

Johnson Sacks 21 Tory Turncoats Who Voted to Block No Deal Brexit — The Sun UK

Tolerance on the Left

Leftists Begin Blacklist In Pittsburgh To Get Trump-Supporters’ Businesses “Closed Down” — Hot Air

Dave Chappelle’s New Sketch Is Overwhelmingly Popular, Except With The Left — Daily Caller (subscription required)

Economics

Members of Media Can’t Cause a Recession — John Tamny, Real Clear Markets

Military Bloat

Obesity rate rising in U.S. military; Navy is fattest branch: Report — Washington Times

Peace Dividend

Trump: Dow Would Be 10K Points Higher Without Trade War — Newsmax

Misc

Labor Department To Reinstate Aide Wrongfully Accused Of Anti-Semitism — Daily Caller

It’s time to stop funding local governments with unfair court fines — Glenn Reynolds, USA Today

Michigan Governor’s Reckless E-Cigarette Ban Relies on a Breathtakingly Broad Reading of Her Authority To Protect ‘Public Health’ — New York Times


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