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.