Rise and Fall of Fauci Illustrates Death of ‘Expertise'

August 24 2022

Good morning from Washington, where not everyone will be sorry to see Tony Fauci go. Pols allowed Fauci to dictate to Americans because of his supposed expertise, Jarrett Stepman writes. Why aren't civil rights groups questioning the barring of black students from D.C. schools? Doug Blair reports. On the podcast, a Texas congressman details how the open southern border helps drug smugglers kill us. Plus: the status of Russia's war against Ukraine after six months; and a border mayor feels for D.C. and the Big Apple. Ten years ago today, a 33-year-old extremist who killed 77 in bombing and shooting attacks 11 months earlier in and near Oslo, Norway, is sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum allowed.

Rise and Fall of Fauci Illustrates Death of 'Expertise'
By Jarrett Stepman

Dr. Anthony Fauci's long-term obscurity—followed by short-lived, media-driven stardom and then intense polarization—is illustrative of larger trends in American society.
Civil Rights Groups Silent as DC Blocks 40% of Black Kids From Going to School
By Douglas Blair

Black Lives Matter, NAACP, and "How to Be an Antiracist" author Ibram X. Kendi did not respond to requests for comment on Washington's exclusion of unvaccinated black students.
'Deadly': Rep. Chip Roy Issues Warning on Fentanyl Crisis
By Samantha Renck

The Texas congressman discusses the ongoing border crisis, Fauci's retirement, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's handling of monkeypox.
The State of Play in Ukraine
By Thomas Spoehr

The U.S. government estimates that Russia had taken between 60,000 and 80,000 casualties, more than the U.S. suffered in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
'Forgiving' Student Loan Debt Would Be Illegal, Raise Inflation
By Carrie Sheffield

The Biden White House considers "forgiving" $10,000 worth of student debt for some borrowers.
'If We Can Do It, They Can Too,' Border Mayor Says of DC, NYC Absorbing Illegal Aliens
By Samantha Renck

According to the office of Gov. Greg Abbott, "Texas has … bused over 7,000 migrants to our nation's capital since April and over 900 migrants to New York City since Aug. 5."
ICYMI: Guns of Washington: 5 Agencies With Gun Stockpiles
By Cal Thomas

The Social Security Administration has 800,000 rounds of ammunition for its special agents, as well as armor and guns.

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