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What We’re Reading Today: Privatizing Police, The American Experiment, Satire … And More

Carl Schleicher

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Pandemic News

Has the British scientific establishment made its biggest error in history? — Matt Ridley, The Telegraph

COVID-19 Has Become ‘Less Prevalent’ And ‘Isn’t Making People As Sick,’ UPMC Doctor Says — ZeroHedge

Ex-New York Times reporter Alex Berenson: Unreported truths about COVID-19 and lockdowns — Fox News

Coronavirus lockdown — How many harmed by disruption to routine medical care? — Sally Pipes/Pacific Research Institute, Fox News

Protests

Winning Ugly — Power Line

Professionalizing Police Hasn’t Worked. Try Privatizing Instead — Reason

‘Protester’ Who Made Terroristic Threats on Live TV Is a Brooklyn Lawyer — The Other McCain

‘White privilege’ is ‘most popular racist term today’: Burgess Owens says he won’t be labeled a ‘victim’ — Washington Examiner

Civil Rights Leader Shelby Steele to Mark Levin: ‘Blacks Have Never Been Less Oppressed’ — PJMedia

Opinions

The American Experiment Isn’t Dead Yet but the Lab Is on Fire Right Now — Stephen Kruiser, PJMedia

El Salvador’s Decline Mocks Keynesian and Monetarist Magic — John Tamny, RealClearMarkets

Proposal to prohibit police unions from funding district attorney campaigns doesn’t go far enough — Joel Fox, Fox & Hounds

Election 2020

A Reluctant but Unhesitating Vote for Donald Trump — Daniel Pipes, Newsweek

Bush Spokesman Says New York Times Claim He Won’t Be Voting for Trump ‘Is Completely Made Up’ — The Epoch Times

Biden’s latest gaffe ‘disturbing,’ exposes leftist elitism — Fox News

Virus, racial unrest force Trump campaign to recalibrate — Associated Press

Satire

Celebrities Show Solidarity With Protesters By Burning Their Own Homes To The Ground — Babylon Bee

Historians Warn 2020 Has Already Used Up Its Quota Of Historical Events — Waterford Whispers News

Ben & Jerry’s Honors Mattis With New Ice Cream Flavor — Duffel Blog

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