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What We’re Reading Today: Dems Convene, Postal Follies, Energy Independence Plus . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Politics: The Democratic Convention

Trump unloads on ‘sleepy’ Joe Biden, ‘vicious’ Kamala Harris as Democratic convention begins — Fox News

Black Lives Matter movement to play elevated role at convention — The Hill

Cardi B demands justice for Black Americans in interview with Joe Biden ahead of DNC — USA Today

Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders explains why the left still has a fighting chance — New York Times

Biden would need Democratic Senate, unified party to advance sweeping economic plans — Washington Post

Playing Post Office

Pelosi calls members back to Capitol Hill to consider USPS legislation, calls post office ‘Election Central’ — Fox News

House Democrats will vote on giving Postal Service a $25 billion boost — CNN

Trump vs. Dems on mail-in voting — here is the truth the left doesn’t want you to know — Fox News

Energy Independence, Cont’d . . .

Trump approves oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge — Reuters, Via YouTube

Trump Administration Moves Closer To Allowing Oil Drilling In Arctic Refuge — NPR

Book: Before 1900 and the products from petroleum, life was hard and dirty and life expectancy was short — CFACT.org

Hurricanes: More Fun From 2020

Hurricane Center: Increasing chance of 2 tropical depressions forming this week — NOLA.com

Interesting Tech Stuff

Elon Musk Looks For AI Experts As Tesla Develops Dojo Supercomputer — Benzinga

Startups Weekly: The US is finally getting serious about 5G — TechCrunch.com

Elsewhere

Belarus protests: ‘There’s no way back. The people will not forgive this’ — BBC

Who is Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, ‘Europe’s Last Dictator’? — Fox News

Hillary Clinton: U.S. ‘can’t blame’ China for ‘acting in its own self-interest’ — JustTheNews

It’s Still American Nationalism vs. Globalism — Real Clear Politics

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