Afghanistan Pullout Deadline Is Here. What Happens Next?

August 31 2021

Good morning from Washington, where President Biden makes a deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, although it means leaving an unknown number of Americans behind. The public needs to know why the operation was such a mess, Heritage Foundation defense expert Tom Spoehr writes. What to expect as the Taliban assumes full control? Heritage foreign policy expert Luke Coffey has answers on the podcast. Plus: a school district sacks a teacher for speaking out on woke policies; college students get short shrift in bloated budgets; and CDC gives faulty guidance on masks at school. On this date in 1888, prostitute Mary Ann Nichols is found murdered and mutilated in London’s Whitechapel district, the first known victim of Jack the Ripper.

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The View From Omaha Beach

Good morning from Washington, where President Biden vows to punish terrorists for killing 13 U.S. service members, whose bodies he met yesterday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. D-Day veterans wouldn’t understand the debacle Biden created in Afghanistan, Mike Pence writes from Normandy. Pennsylvanians soon may pay the price of their governor’s climate change agenda, Kevin Mooney reports. On the podcast, theologian Carl Trueman breaks down how we got to the transgender movement. Plus: hope for conservatives on campus, and your letters on America’s exit from Afghanistan. On this date in 1967, the Senate confirms President Lyndon Johnson’s nomination of Thurgood Marshall as the first African American on the Supreme Court.

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