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What We’re Reading Today: Police Are Storm Troopers, Explosives Are Peaceful, Surfing Is Racist … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Barr Attack

Barr Defends Protest Response in Combative Hearing — New York Times

Barr Rips Pelosi for Referring to Federal Officers as “Storm Troopers” — Washington Examiner

AG Barr calls out Democrats’ refusal to condemn Portland violence — Washington Times

‘Peaceful’ Protests

Portland Protesters Using ‘Knives, Rifles, And Explosive Devices’… — Breitbart

Dems starting to panic that voters will blame them for riots — American Thinker

Immigration

Trump cuts DACA time in half in major rewrite of Obama program — Washington Times

AOC: “We Cannot Go On” Thinking Illegal Immigration “Is Wrong” — Weaselzippers

Hypocrisy Watch

Video shows mask-less Gov. Cuomo hugging mayor of Savannah, Ga. — Fox News

What Is Racist?

Memo to ‘Anti-Racists’: Hard Work, Politeness Aren’t Products of White Supremacy — Daily Signal

‘Segregated Waves’: Now Surfing and the Ocean are Racist — Legal Insurrection

White House Watch

In Kayleigh McEnany, Trump has finally found a skilled spokes-partner — Andrew Malcolm, McClathcy

Big Tech

Google’s Top Search Result? Google — The Markup

Administration Asks FCC to Carry Out Crackdown on Big Tech Giants — Politico

Have You No Decency?

Ex-FBI agent Strzok due out with book about Trump, Russia  —  AP

COVID Updates

As Covid-19 Resurges, More Colleges Revise Their Fall Plans. Here Are The Latest Changes — Forbes

FDA Expands List of Potentially Dangerous Hand Sanitizers — Newsmax

Gallup Poll: Fewer Americans Identifying As Conservatives, More As Liberals Since Outbreak Began — Forbes

Sanders unveils bill to provide masks to all Americans, says it’s ‘a no-brainer’ — Fox News

Election 2020

Soros Pours Record $50 Million Into 2020 Election — Washington Free Beacon

Anti-Trump Lincoln Project Co-Founder Begged Trump for a Job in 2016 — PJ Media

The Self-Importance of The Lincoln Project — National Review

Media Malpractice

New lawsuits coming for CNN, WaPo over breach of contract with Sandmann settlements?  — Hot Air

Misc

Home-schooling during coronavirus: How to get started — CNET News

Scientists get closer to detecting Alzheimer’s disease with a blood test — Los Angeles Times

Apocalypse Never — The Polar Bears Are Alive and Well — National Review

Supreme Court Backs School Choice – For Now — Real Clear Education

Satire

CNN: As Tucker Carlson’s Ratings Continue To Climb, So Do Odds That He Committed Sexual Assault — The Glorious American

‘The Violent Riots Are A Myth,’ Says Rep. Nadler As Antifa Sets Fire To Congressional Hearing Room — Babylon Bee

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