September 7 2021
 
Good morning from Washington, where President Biden’s chief of staff is inclined to put taxpayers on the hook to subsidize clean energy projects. Fred Lucas reports. On the podcast, Heritage Foundation scholar Mike Gonzalez previews his new book about the Marxist message of the Black Lives Matter organization. Plus: the media tantrum over election reform in Texas; what America can do for Afghan women; North Korea’s nuclear ambitions; and corporations curb their liberal enthusiasm. On this date in 1940, 300 German bombers strike London, killing 448 civilians in the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing as part of a “blitzkrieg” that would continue until May 1941. 
 
 
 
ANALYSIS
Marxist Nature of Black Lives Matter Exposed in New Book
By Virginia Allen

Mike Gonzalez, author of “BLM: The Making of a New Marxist Revolution,” says the Black Lives Matter organization has encouraged Americans to embrace communist ideology.
NEWS
Biden Chief of Staff Backs Green Energy Despite His Costly Role in Solyndra Scandal
By Fred Lucas

The Energy Department gave a $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra as part of the 2009 stimulus bill. In 2011, the company filed for bankruptcy protection and the FBI investigated.
COMMENTARY
Texas Gets Election Reform Right, ‘Mainstream’ Media Gets It Wrong
By Hans von Spakovsky

The New York Times claims that Texas is now one of the “most difficult places” in the United States to cast a vote, which is factually simply wrong.
COMMENTARY
America Must Stand Up for Fundamental Rights of Afghan Women
By Grace Melton

The left’s instinct to make abortion the central “women’s issue” leaves it ill-prepared to protect fundamental rights—to life, religious belief, conscience, and speech—of Afghan women.
COMMENTARY
North Korea Ramps Up Nuclear Weapons Production
By Bruce Klingner

In 2017, the U.S. intelligence community assessed that North Korea had between 30 and 60 nuclear weapons and could produce an additional seven to 12 a year.
COMMENTARY
Is Big Business Finally Realizing Not Everyone in America Is Liberal?
By Katrina Trinko

Despite the efforts of The New York Times and The Washington Post, most big businesses are staying mum on Texas’ new abortion law.
COMMENTARY
ICYMI: Left Doesn’t Just Want to Censor You on Social Media. It Also Wants to Close Your Bank Accounts.
By Annelise Butler

Political leaders on the left and Big Tech are joining arms to bar dissidents from the digital space entirely, including from having the ability to make and receive payments online.
 
     
 
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