Required Reading – July 20

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Lawler: Jobless claims fall to the lowest level since 1969

“New claims for unemployment benefits fell 8,000 to 207,000 in the second week of July, the Department of Labor reported Thursday morning, the lowest such number since 1969. Forecasters had expected new jobless claims to edge up to around 220,000. Instead, fewer people sought unemployment insurance than anytime in 48 years. Thursday’s benchmark is especially impressive given that the labor force is twice as large as it was in late 1969.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

SAVED FROM SOCIALISM: U.S. Saves Baby Oliver After U.K. Doctors Said His Heart Couldn’t Be Fixed

“After baby Oliver Cameron was denied necessary medical treatment and funding by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), doctors in the United States were able to save his life. […] ‘We asked if the NHS could fly the surgeon over here, but he’s not licensed to operate in the UK,’ she explained. ‘We asked if an English surgeon could learn the procedure, but they said no. So we must raise the money ourselves.’ ‘Our NHS consultant has said if Boston agreed to treat Oliver then we had to get him there.'”

Read more at Daily Wire.

Durden: San Francisco Begins Registering Non-Citizens To Vote In Local Elections

“The San Francisco Department of Elections issued voter registration forms for non-citizens, including undocumented migrants, who are now eligible to vote for members of the SF Board of Education during the November elections, making the city the first in the state to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. […]  Last week, the Boston City Council discussed the the idea of voting rights for non-US citizens living in the country legally.”

Read more at Zero Hedge.

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