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What We’re Reading: Biden’s Afghan Crisis, Terrorists On Our Border, OPEC Nixes More Oil . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Special Section: Biden’s Epic Afghanistan Fail

Biden Blames Everyone but Himself for Afghanistan Withdrawal Fiasco — Legal Insurrection

Even Obama Admin Vets Blast Biden’s Afghanistan Disaster — Frontpage Mag

Biden administration embroiled in internal blame-shifting amid Afghanistan chaos — CNN

Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans Disapprove of Biden’s Handling of Afghanistan — Washington Free Beacon

Kamala Harris Claimed ‘Key Role’ in Afghanistan Withdrawal Decision — Breitbart

Biden facilitates return of a global terrorist sanctuary — Frontpage Mag

China, Pakistan and Russia set to increase Afghanistan influence — The Guardian

China could participate in post-war reconstruction in Afghanistan: experts — Global Times

China Touts ‘U.S. Humiliation’ in Afghanistan in Warning to Taiwan — Washington Free Beacon

Biden betrays Afghanistan — and the world — Michael Fumento, Substack

Disbelief and betrayal: Europe reacts to Biden’s Afghanistan ‘miscalculation’ — Politico

Biden’s appalling speech on Afghanistan merits a 25th Amendment discussion — Washington Examiner

Kinder, Gentler Taliban

The Taliban insists it has changed — Washington Post

Taliban Violently Crush First Public Protest in Afghanistan — New York Times

So much for ‘Taliban 2.0’: Kabul ‘car thief’ is tarred and tied to pick-up and paraded through streets and fighters are accused of shooting a woman dead for not wearing a burqa in rural province — Daily Mail

Taliban Opens Fire On Crowd After They Wave Afghanistan Flag — Daily Wire

Leaky U.S. Border Suddenly Becomes Terrorist Threat

Outgoing Border Patrol Chief: The REAL National Security Crisis At The Border Is Terrorists Crossing — TrendingPolitics.com

Terrorists crossing border ‘at a level we have never seen before,’ outgoing Border Patrol chief says — Washington Examiner

More than 1 million people entered U.S. illegally in first six months of 2021 — The Center Square

California Steamin’, Not Dreamin’

Will California’s recall election herald seismic changes for the state — and the country? — City Journal

California liberals flunking first duty of government — Washington Examiner

Elder Ignores Mainstream Media in First Online Press Conference — The Epoch Times

America’s Self-Imposed Climate/Energy Crisis

OPEC+ Rejects Biden’s Call to Pump More Oil — PJ Media

I Am Glad I Was Alive to See Energy Independence — American Thinker

Does Climate Change Cause Extreme Weather Now? Here’s a Scorcher of a Reality Check — Real Clear Investigations

COVID-19, The Sequel

No Shot, No Proof, No Service: NYC Businesses Begin Checks — NewsMax

New Zealand to enter lockdown after single virus case found — ABC News

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