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308. Biden Reeling – Afghanistan, Inflation, and Infrastructure

August 20, 2021

The ITT crew talks about how the UN IPCC climate report quickly left the public discourse, how Biden is taking serious political hits from the unfolding Afghanistan debacle, and how inflation continues to rise in the United States of America.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode #308 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew talks about how the UN IPCC climate report quickly left the public discourse, how Biden is taking serious political hits from the unfolding Afghanistan debacle, and how inflation continues to rise in the United States of America. 

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT

Axios – Biden’s climate communications challenge
https://www.axios.com/biden-climate-policy-communications-challenge-ipcc-47ae818b-72bf-4a22-bc51-eb47ee9c2803.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=energy-environment-unclimatereport

Heartland Institute (press release) – Heartland Institute Reacts to ‘Alarmist’ UN IPCC Climate Report
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/press-release-heartland-institute-reacts-to-alarmist-un-ipcc-climate-report

Heartland Institute (video) – New IPCC Climate Change Report Released – Should We Trust It?
https://youtu.be/tog6vDpxbr8

(Oct 15-17) 14thInternational Conference on Climate Change
https://climateconference.heartland.org/

 

AFGHANISTAN 

Washington Post – Biden Blames other for swift collapse in Afghanistan defends his decision to withdraw troops
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-afghanistan-speech/2021/08/16/1bdff5e6-feaf-11eb-ba7e-2cf966e88e93_story.html

The Atlantic – Biden’s Betrayal of Afghans Will Live in Infamy
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/bidens-betrayal-of-afghans-will-live-in-infamy/619764/

(video) Don Lemon: Biden Can’t Say the ‘Buck Stops with,’ if he won’t blame himself for Afghan Disaster
https://news.grabien.com/story-lemon-biden-cant-say-buck-stops-me-if-he-wont-blame-himself

CNN – Democrats grapple with Afghanistan fallout afer Biden administration ignored their previous warmings
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/16/politics/democratic-reaction-biden-afghanistan/index.html

Reuters – Biden approval drops to lowest of 7-month presidency after Taliban takeover
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-approval-drops-lowest-level-this-year-after-taliban-takeover-2021-08-17/

NYP – Female Kamala Harris Allies Hold ‘Crisis Dinner’ on Veep’s Negative, ‘Sexist’ Press
https://nypost.com/2021/08/05/female-kamala-harris-allies-hold-crisis-dinner-on-veeps-negative-sexist-press/

(video) – Biden denies Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is likely
https://twitter.com/tHnrrL4w9PmlHAd/status/1427171316919009281

National Review – Biden Took Ownership of the Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal Months Ago
https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/biden-took-ownership-of-the-disastrous-afghanistan-withdrawal-months-ago/

WSJ – Biden Wanted to Leave Afghanistan. He Knew the Risks.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-wanted-to-leave-afghanistan-he-knew-the-risks-11629214842

 

INFLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Washington Examiner – July inflation report is bad news for consumers - again
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/july-inflation-report-is-bad-news-for-consumers-again

Townhall – As Inflation Concerns Rise, Democrats march Forward with Record Spending Bills
https://townhall.com/columnists/christalgo/2021/08/11/as-inflation-concerns-rise-democrats-march-forward-with-record-spending-bills-n2593913/

Washington Times – Democrats unveil largest spending bill in U.S. history
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/9/democrats-unveil-largest-spending-bill-us-history/

The Hill – Biden misunderstands basic economics
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/564567-biden-misunderstands-basic-economics?rnd=1627063566

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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Chris Talgo is senior editor and research fellow for the Stopping Socialism project of The Heartland Institute.
ctalgo@heartland.org