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What We’re Reading Today: Bad Polls, Cancel Culture, Lockdown Hypocrisy … And More

Reading Tea Leaves by Harry Herman Roseland

Headlines that caught our eye today.

Don’t Trust The Polls

Reminder: 4 years ago in mid-June, Hillary Clinton was thumping Trump by 12 points  — Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy

1988 Flashback: Dukakis Lead Widens, According to New Poll. — New York Times Archive

Cancel Culture

In Philly, Tomb of Unknown Soldier of American Revolution Vandalized — CBSLocal

Jefferson Statue Toppled in Oregon — Oregon Live

Boston mayor okays purging Abe Lincoln’s statue — Indepdendent Sentinel

In 2012, Domino’s Pizza Liked a Tweet from Kayleigh McEnany and Now They Must Be Canceled — PJ Media

Court Ruling

Gorsuch Helps Transform the Supreme Court Into the Supreme Legislature on LGBT Rights — Daily Signal

Why Roberts, Gorsuch Voted With Liberals on LGBT Case — Real Clear Politics

Conservative Christians See ‘Seismic Implications’ in Supreme Court Ruling — New York Times

Lockdown Trouble

Jews use bolt cutters to ‘liberate’ Brooklyn playground, citing protests — Washington Times

Selective Social-Distancing Rules Are One of the Great Scams in American Life — National Review

Hypocrisy: NBC Highlights Danger of Trump’s Rallies, Paints BLM and LGBT Protests in Positive Light — Breitbart

Apology Not Accepted

Jon Stewart Regrets Trying to Live Up to ‘The Evisceration Expectation’ — PJ Media

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Joe Biden: The American People Are Stupid — Powerline

Planned Parenthood Backs Biden — Reuters

Liberal Groups Warn Biden Could Lose Over Policing Policies — MSN

Era of Big Government

Why These African American Leaders Reject the Left’s Victim Narrative — Daily Signal

Big Tech

Google Bans The Federalist from Generating Ad Revenue after Intervention by NBC News — National Review

After claiming conservative website was demonetized, Google backtracks, says it never was — Just the News

Misc

Progressive Mayor Who Supported Black Lives Matter Gets Home Vandalized During Riots, Calls It ‘Domestic Terrorism’ — Daily Wire

Trump Calls School Choice the Civil Rights Issue of the Decade — The Hill

Drudge No More? — The Blacksphere

In the Middle of a Severe Recession, California Prepares To Raise Its Gas Tax to 50 Cents a Gallon — Reason

The Disparate Impact of California Climate Policies – Racial Bias Perpetuates in Implementation of California Climate Policies.  — CFACT

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