It’s Sunday and the weekend has come to an end. Below are a few articles and events we might have missed but are worthy of discussion. And in case you missed the Sunday shows, we got you covered. Please feel free to add your own headlines we might have missed.
Afghanistan continues to dominate today’s news cycle:
Afghan president flees the country as Taliban move on Kabul
The Taliban is retaking Afghanistan. Here’s how the Islamist group rebuilt and what it wants.
Lots of finger pointing and defending previous decisions and actions:
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- Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, has offered a warning to former President Donald Trump that the violent insurrection his supporters carried out against the U.S. Capitol could be his “political obituary” if he doesn’t get over his 2020 election loss.
- Lindsey Graham Censured by South Carolina County GOP for Infrastructure Vote
COVID-19 Updates & COVIDIOTS:
Wildfire smoke could raise risk of severe Covid and death, study finds
The findings add a concerning new element to the ways wildfire smoke can wreak havoc on health.
How to trigger a “fullish” Wing Nut: Inform him that Doctor Anthony Fauci will not accept any new patients because that’s not what he does. He doesn’t examine people, take their blood pressure, perform surgeries on leaky hearts, or anything else. Dr. Fauci “oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious disease…” “Fullish, fullish’ wing nuts, stay tuned!
Fired Tennessee vaccinations director planning to leave state
Brad Fiscus said he and his wife, Dr. Michelle Fiscus, feel they have to move because public health has become more political in Tennessee during the pandemic.
Federal lawsuit filed against Las Vegas school mask mandate
The suit seeks an immediate court order to invalidate a directive the governor enacted that requires K-12 students and school employees in the Las Vegas and Reno areas to wear masks.
Should’ve Got the Vaccine:
440 students quarantine in one Florida county due to COVID-19, two days after start of school year
“The governor’s got to take responsibility for rules,” one official said.
Memphis Seizes Hundreds of Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccination Cards EVERY NIGHT
California’s vaccinated say unvaccinated are adding risk; strong support for mandates — https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-vaccinated-say-unvaccinated-add-risk-opinion-poll/CBS News poll
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“He ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him — a plan that protected our people and our property, and ensured the Taliban would never dream of taking our Embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America,” he said in a statement. “The withdrawal would be guided by facts on the ground.”
He added: “After I took out ISIS, I established a credible deterrent. That deterrent is now gone. The Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America, or America’s power.”TFG:
Proposed bill would eliminate required conceal carry license in Ohio
The legislation would also end the requirement that individuals “promptly” inform police officers that they’re carrying a concealed weapon.
Texas is the first state to make buying sex a felony. Will this help trafficking victims?
While some experts say the law reflects a new wave of systemic reform and could help trafficked sex workers by deterring demand, others say it misses the mark and instead will further tie the victims up in the legal system.
Death toll jumps to over 700 in Haiti earthquake as nation now braces for tropical storm
- Video posted to social media showed residents pulling stunned survivors out of the rubble of destroyed homes, hospitals, schools and churches.