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What We’re Reading: Biden’s ‘Victory,’ Jan. 6 Drags On, Ida’s Aftermath . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Afghan Special Report: Withdrawal Debacle Reverberates

Biden Declares Victory in Defiant Speech on Chaotic Afghanistan Withdrawal: ‘We Were Ready’ — National Review

U.S. Officially Out of Afghanistan, Americans Remain Stranded — American Greatness

Almost 90 Retired Flag Officers Demand Mark Milley, Lloyd Austin Resign After Afghanistan Debacle — The Federalist

What We Left Behind in Afghanistan — The Epoch Times

The Story About Biden Checking His Watch During Dignified Transfer Just Got a Lot Worse — Townhall

Pentagon prepared for ‘mass-casualty’ event just 24 hours before bombing — U.K. Daily Mail

Nation abandons Biden on Afghanistan, fears 500-plus will be left behind — Washington Examiner

Biden breaks promise to ‘stay’ in Afghanistan until every American evacuated — Fox News

US ‘experts’ who created Afghanistan mess should be fired for malpractice — NY Post

The Case for a Military Return to Afghanistan — American Thinker

January 6 ‘Insurrection’

House Republican Leader: GOP Will Remember Big Tech Companies That Turn Over Info to Jan. 6 Panel — NewsMax

House Democrats Seek Sweeping Roundup of January 6 Communications of Protesters, Lawmakers — Breitbart

Judge orders Jan. 6 rioter to remain in prison until trial — The Hill

17 Defendants From Jan. 6 Breach Now ‘Effectively Without Counsel’: DOJ — DailyWire

COVID-19 Vaccine Debates

COVID Recession Pushed Social Security Insolvency Up a Year — NewsMax

Where’s the COVID Vaccine for Children Under 12? — PJMedia

So now Moderna is twice as good as Pfizer? — HotAir

A Statistical Analysis of COVID-19 Breakthrough Infections and Deaths — Heritage Foundation

Australians shrug at their government’s draconian pandemic response — City Journal

Having SARS-CoV-2 once confers much greater immunity than a vaccine — but vaccination remains vital — Science

Hurricane Ida’s Damage

Hurricane Ida Leaves Indelible Mark in Louisiana — The Epoch Times

New Orleans Mayor Orders Citywide Curfew To Prevent Mass Looting — ZeroHedge

California’s Recall About More Than Just California

Elder Versus Newsom: A Battle for the Soul of America — The Epoch Times

Stanford Study: More Businesses Have Already Fled California This Year Than in All of 2020 — Foundation for Economic Education

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