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What We’re Reading Today: Portland Hot Foot, The COVID Trap, Going Nuclear … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Our ‘Interesting’ Times

Best Video Montage Of Portland ‘Protester’ Who Set Himself On Fire — Jeff Reynolds, PJ Media

Indiana Sheriff Leaves Democratic Party, Becomes Republican Amid Anti-Police Protests — ZeroHedge

Were the lockdowns a mistake? — Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Sweden Now Has a Lower COVID-19 Death Rate Than the US. Here’s Why It Matters — John Miltimore, Foundation for Economic Education

The COVID trap: will society ever open up again? — Johan Norberg, The Spectator

Extinction Rebellion Attacks Democracy, blockades the Free Press — Watts Up With That

Election 2020

Democrats determined to treat November’s election as illegitimate – unless they win — David Harsanyi, New York Post

More Americans predict Trump will win the presidential debates than Biden, USA Today/Suffolk Poll shows — USA Today

Trump says a Biden-Harris administration would ‘destroy’ country, economy — Fox News

Misc

US gives first-ever OK for small commercial nuclear reactor — Associated Press

Why Bill Gates Thinks Nuclear Energy Is The Future — Inverse

School Calls Cops on 12-Year-Old Boy Who Held Toy Gun During Zoom Class — Robby Soave, Reason

Central Planning for America’s Suburbs — Rachel Bovard, American Greatness

Satire

Gov. Newsom Claims Rolling Blackouts Are To Show Support For Black Lives Matter — Babylon Bee

Sports On Hold Until LeBron James Teaches Police How To Do Their Job — Glorious American

Americans outraged that Trump is publicly voicing their private contempt for military service — Duffel Blog

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