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What We’re Reading Today: Prepping For Debate, COVID-19 Over-reaction, Barrett Nomination . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Politics: Debate Prep

The Weak Leading The Woke: What We Ask About When We Ask About Joe — Claremont Review of Books

Battle of the Preppers: Getting Candidates Ready For Debates — City Journal

Trump Again Demands Biden Take a Drug Test Before Debate — Legal Insurrection

Analysts: Presidential Race Likely Closer Than Polls Show — Newsmax

Lanny Davis: My advice to Joe Biden on eve of the debate — be Joe Biden — The Hill

COVID-19, The Big Picture

Disease Panic vs. Medical Reality — American Institute for Economic Research

How Will Humanity Respond to Threats to Its Survival and Freedom? — PJMedia

Old Global World Killing Itself With Covid-19 Restrictions — Wretchard The Cat, Twitter

Medical historian compares the coronavirus to the 1918 flu pandemic: Both were highly political — CNBC

China’s Economic Woes

Can China’s economic miracle continue? — The Economist

The U.S. just undercut China’s best shot at semiconductor independence — Fortune

Supreme Court: Amy Cone Barrett

Trump Gives the Supreme Court a Constitutional Core — CNSNews

SCOTUS Nominee Barrett Meets Senators in Race to Confirmation — Newsmax

The fight to confirm Amy Coney Barrett is a fight over the role of the Supreme Court — American Thinker

Economy Recovery Continues

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Posts Biggest Gain in 17 Years — Bloomberg, Via Newsmax

Small Firms Less Apocalyptic as 60 Percent See Survival Past 6 Months — Bloomberg, Via Newsmax

Laughs, Etc.

Fact check: Satirical claim that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Ginsburg’s death — USA Today

‘Totally Made Up’: Trump Fires Back At Tax Reports, Says ‘Everything Was Wrong’ — The Daily Wire

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