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What We’re Reading: Delta Variant Panic, ‘Defund Police’ Blowback, Biden Border Blues . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

COVID-19: Delta Variant Spread And Gain-Of-Function Research

Pompeo says as secretary ‘enormous resistance’ within State to learn about gain-of-function research — Just The News

L.A. County urges everyone to wear masks in public indoor places as delta variant spreads — KTLA.com

Moderna Says Its Vaccine Works Against Delta Variant — Bloomberg (video)

Crime And (No) Punishment

GOP Posts Video of Dems Calling to Defund Police, Responding to Dem Claims Republicans Defunded Police — CNSNews

Democrats Make the Absolute Dumbest Claim About ‘Defund the Police’ — Red State

Blue State, Red State

Jobs Recovery Gains Speed in States That Are Ending Federal Benefits — The Epoch Times

Democrat-Led Cities Top List as ‘Worst-Run’ Cities in America — Western Journal

Is Inflation Just ‘Transitory’?

And Now Prices Are Really Soaring: June Rent Jump Is Biggest On Record — ZeroHedge

Inflation’s the Nail In the Coffin of Biden’s Spending Plans — Real Clear Markets

American Corporations Choose Sides And . . . It’s China!

NBA, Nike, Apple, Google Silent on China’s Crackdown on Journalists in Hong Kong — Washington Free Beacon

Nike CEO says company is ‘of China and for China’ — MSN.com, via Instapundit

‘Deep State’s’ War On The Right

Tucker Carlson: Biden’s NSA Is Illegally Spying On Me, And I Can Prove It — The Federalist

Justice Department’s Lawsuit Against Georgia Is Completely Partisan — The Daily Signal

9 Most Insane Lies About Georgia’s Voter ID Law In The DOJ’s Lawsuit — The Federalist

GOP Calls Democrats’ Bluff on the Capitol Riot — PJ Media

The Epistemology of Election Audits — The American Thinker

Health Care Endangered By Lawsuits

The major health care and cybersecurity risk of ‘Right-to-Repair’ laws — The Hill

Biden Immigration Policies Taking Hits

‘No One Comes Through the Border Illegally Without the Cartels’ Authorization’: How Biden’s Policies Feed a Criminal Monopoly — The Daily Signal

Certain Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely, Supreme Court Rules — Daily Caller

An Unflinching Guide to Biden’s Immigration Fiasco — Real Clear Politics

Capitalism’s Unsung Virtues

Debunking 2 Myths About Capitalism — The Daily Signal

Debunking 4 More Myths About Capitalism — The Daily Signal

The Death of a Visionary Retailer Reminds Us of Private Equity’s Genius — John Tamny, American Institute for Economic Research

Wildfire Season Arrives In California

Golden State Wildfires: Everything You Need To Know — Nintil, via Marginal Revolution

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