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Join Jim and Greg as they process the latest difficult news out of Afghanistan. First, they discuss the American citizens who are trying to get out and can’t get to the airport while the U.S. government pretends it’s not happening. They also fume over a Washington Post story that the Taliban offered to give the U.S. control of Kabul until the withdrawal deadline and Biden turned them down. And they shake their heads as White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan insists we’ll have all sorts of leverage to get citizens and allies out of Afghanistan, even after our military leaves.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome Dem Rep. Seth Moulton, a decorated veteran from the Iraq War, calling ‘BS’ on a key element of Biden’s speech. They also dissect National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan’s painfully bad news conference on Afghanistan. And they roll their eyes as the CDC urges Americans to get a COVID vaccine booster just days after saying it wasn’t necessary. Will people have to have this to be considered “fully vaccinated”?

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss and dissect the sequence of horrible events in Afghanistan and the flat-footed planning and response from the Biden administration.  They detail the rapid advancement of the Taliban into Kabul and how it is already executing people in the streets plus the mass chaos at the airport as thousands and thousands of Afghans are desperately seeking to leave to country. They also wonder where President Biden was for the past few days, as Americans heard nothing from him, Vice President Harris or Press Secretary Jen Psaki for days as Afghanistan collapsed.  And they shudder as Chinese state media is already telling Taiwan that war is coming and they have no reason to think the U.S. will defend it.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome victories for Republican candidates in the North Carolina and Alaska Senate races. They also applaud former Secretary of State Jim Baker for blasting pollsters for consistently being wrong and almost always in the same partisan direction. And they welcome a hand recount and audit of the presidential race in Georgia.

ACF Masters #8: Sullivan’s Travels

 

Since we’re facing a new Great Depression, here’s a comedy for our times: Sullivan’s Travels, Preston Sturges’s adventure through Great Depression America. From Hollywood to the chain gang, from hoboing on trains to a Southern church where black people sing about Moses setting them free. Prof. Zena Hitz has a new book out, Lost in Thought, about the pleasures and the worth of the intellectual life.