The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode #309 of the In The Tank Podcast. Will the ongoing debacle in Afghanistan derail the Biden Administration’s domestic policy agenda like climate change? The ITT crew discusses this and more. Also, China’s interest in Afghanistan’s lithium deposits has MAJOR implications for the future of America’s energy industry.

AFGHANISTAN & CLIMATE CHANGE

CBS News – How climate change helped strengthen the Taliban
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-taliban-strengthen/

Forbes – U.S. Climate Agenda In The Aftermath of The Afghanistan Withdrawal
https://www.forbes.com/sites/prakashdolsak/2021/08/20/us-climate-agenda-in-the-aftermath-of-the-afghanistan-withdrawal/?sh=68e92cfa6692&mc_cid=4013cbbc49&mc_eid=c037889463

Breitbart – Taliban Vows to Help Fight Climate Change
https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/08/24/taliban-vows-help-fight-climate-change/

AlJazeera – As US exits Afghanistan, China eyes $1 trillion in minerals
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/24/as-us-exits-afghanistan-china-eyes-1-trillion-in-minerals

CFR – Why Major Belt and Road Investments are Not Coming to Afghanistan
https://www.cfr.org/blog/why-major-belt-and-road-investments-are-not-coming-afghanistan

$3.5 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

NYT – House Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan for Vast Expansion of Safety Net
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/us/politics/house-budget-social-safety-net.html

ATR – List: Tax Hikes to Expect in the Dems’ $3.5 Trillion Plan
https://www.atr.org/house-democrats-fast-track-35-trillion-tax-and-spending-spree?amp

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