The Fruits of Defunding Police? What New Crime Data Shows

September 30 2021
Good morning from Washington, where politicians on the left still want to “reimagine” policing. The nation’s latest crime figures show why defunding police is folly, Jarrett Stepman writes. A House panel gets its turn to ask military leaders about the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Fred Lucas reports. On the podcast, Virginia Allen asks an official of an Australian think tank about the strict COVID-19 lockdown there. Plus: Cal Thomas sounds the alarm on America’s future, and “Problematic Women” challenges the left’s word games. On this date in 1822, Joseph Marion Hernández becomes the first Hispanic to be elected to Congress, albeit as a nonvoting delegate from the Territory of Florida.

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Chad Wolf: My Home, Family Were Targeted by Protesters. This Must Stop.

September 29 2021

Good morning from Washington, where three of the nation’s top military leaders try to explain what happened on the way out of Afghanistan. Fred Lucas has highlights of a Senate hearing. In a personal account, former homeland security chief Chad Wolf writes about how protesters violated his family’s privacy. On the podcast, we catch up with a teacher who was fired for “misgendering” a student. Plus: the preschool and family leave giveaways in the left’s tax-and-spend spree, and the Democrats decide to draft America’s daughters. On this date in 1988, Stacy Allison of Portland, Oregon, becomes the first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.

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