Kudlow: Biden said he wants to transform society, 'he's not pulling his punches'

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NFL draft best available players on Day 2: Azeez Ojulari, Christian Barmore among top options

The first round of the 2021 NFL draft is a wrap, but there's still a bevy of impressive talent awaiting teams on Day 2.

Eight of the top 30 prospects from USA TODAY Sports' pre-draft player rankings are still available heading into Friday, leaving teams at the top of the order in an enviable position. The top remaining options seem to skew heavier toward wide receiver and defensive back, but teams also can take advantage of a deep class at offensive tackle.

Here are USA TODAY Sports' best available players entering the second round of the NFL draft, along with their scouting reports and rankings.

NFL DRAFT TRACKER: Analysis on every pick in the first round

MORE: Team-by-team look at all 259 selections

Opinion: Chicago Bears may have gotten a steal and a savior by drafting QB Justin Fields

Maybe Justin Fields will make those suffering Chicago Bears fans forget all about Patrick Mahomes.

Perhaps the new hotshot quarterback from Ohio State — one of the absolute stunners from the first round of the NFL draft Thursday — will turn out to be the savior who allows coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace to keep their jobs for a few more years.

Then again, maybe not.

You know how it goes with first-round quarterbacks. The hit-miss factor is like 50-50.

Yet somebody had to roll the dice on the amazingly talented Fields, who has the skill set — like 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash and deft accuracy — that might make him the steal of the draft. Of course, three other teams that picked quarterbacks passed on Fields, who was subjected to so much doubt about his NFL readiness as draft day loomed.

BNP Paribas Q1 Profit Climbs On Strong Revenues – Quick Facts

French lender BNP Paribas (BNPQY.PK,BNP.L) reported Friday that its first-quarter net income attributable to equity holders came to 1.77 billion euros, up 37.9 percent from last year’s 1.28 billion euros.

Excluding the effect of exceptional items and the impact of taxes and contributions subject to IFRIC 21, net income was 2.82 billion euros.

Meanwhile, net income declined 7.8 percent from the first quarter 2019, prior to the Covid crisis.

Pre-tax income was 2.82 billion euros, 57.3 percent higher than last year’s 1.80 billion euros, and up 5.2 percent from 2019.

Operating income grew 79 percent year-over-year to 2.34 billion euros.

At 11.83 billion euros, revenues were up 8.6 percent from last year’s 10.89 billion euros. Revenues increased 12 percent at constant scope and exchange rates. Revenues were 6.1 percent higher than in the first quarter 2019.

Kawasaki USA Recalls All-Terrain, Off-Highway Utility Vehicles

Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. has recalled certain all-terrain as well as recreational off-highway utility vehicles citing fire risks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The company recalled about 100 units of TERYX four-wheel off-highway vehicles or ROVs. The recall involves 2021 Teryx S LE, Teryx4, Teryx4 LE, Teryx4 S LE, and Teryx4 S LE CAMO. The vehicles sold in camo, camo gray, green, blue, and red have side-by-side seating for two to four people.

Further, about 70 units of BRUTE FORCE 750 All-Terrain Vehicles or ATVs were recalled. The four-wheel all-terrain vehicles were sold in camo gray, bright white and camo.

Both ROVs and ATVs were manufactured by Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A., and sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide in March 2021. ROVs were sold for between about $16,000 and $17,900, and ATVs were sold for between about $10,000 and $10,600.

According to the agency, both set of vehicles’ fuel pump retainer plate bolts can come loose causing fuel leakage over time, posing a fire hazard.

However, the Foothill Ranch, California-based company has not received reports of any incidents or injuries to date.

Consumers are asked to contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair to replace the fuel pump retainer plate bolts.

Kudlow: Biden said he wants to transform society, 'he's not pulling his punches'

Kudlow ‘respectfully’ disagrees with Biden’s comments on government

‘Kudlow’ host analyzes President Biden’s first joint address to Congress.

Fox Business host Larry Kudlow opened his show "Kudlow" on Thursday reacting to President Biden's address to Congress and the president's bid to "transform the economy and society.

KUDLOW: President Biden has said time and again, that he wants to transform the economy and society. And he's not pulling his punches. The idea that we the people are government is the most transformative statement possible. On the economy he wants government, not the private enterprise system or markets. To run our transactions, trade and commerce.  

On social policy he wants the government to pass out cash benefits to the middle and lower-income folks with no work or education requirements. This breaks the 25-year-old bipartisan deal between Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich to incentivize employment with work requirements. Every president up to now has stayed with that model. It's been a great success.

But as the Wall Street Journal editorialized this morning, this is Biden's cradle to grave government. That was from the LBJ "Great Society" days and lasted until the 70s until Reagan and Clinton and Bush and Obama and Trump stayed with the reforms – because it worked. This will not work.