Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Kabul on Saturday to commence talks in forming a government. A top Taliban leader, Baradar returned to Afghanistan for the first time in over a decade this week. Former President Hamid Karzai is also playing a role in the negotiations, according to the NYT. Loading
Former President Ghani left Afghanistan with only the clothes he had on, per a former official. Ghani was reportedly dumbfounded by the rapid pace at which the Taliban advanced on Kabul. After fleeing the country, the ousted leader turned up in the United Arab Emirates. Loading Something is loading. Afghanistan’s
Patagonia is no longer selling to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort after an owner hosted a right-wing fundraiser. The resort is a major tourist destination and Patagonia’s largest single customer in the area. A representative for the company said, “We make business decisions and build relationships in alignment with our values.”
A man suing the US over mask mandates said he’d seek oral arguments in front of a federal judge. Lucas Wall filed a 1,500-page response after Biden’s administration sought to dismiss the lawsuit. Wall filed 72 exhibits, including medical studies, news clippings, and blog posts. Loading Something is loading. Lucas
For Vietnamese refugees, watching the chaos in Afghanistan this week brought back painful memories. Vietnamese-Americans told Insider what their experience was like fleeing their home country. They said it shows how crucial it is that the American government helps Afghans resettle in the US. Loading Something is loading. Thang Dinh
The Sarasota County School Board on Friday became the sixth district in Florida to require masks. In a 3-2 vote, the board enacted a 90-day mask mandate in defiance of an order from Gov. DeSantis. The State Board of Education wants to withhold the salaries of school officials who flout
The leader of a South Carolina GOP group died from COVID-19 after making fun of masks. Pressley Stutts also cheered on unvaccinated doctors and criticized vaccine mandates. Then after landing in the ICU for treatment, Stutts called the coronavirus “hell on earth.” Loading Something is loading. The GOP leader of
Professional thieves are scoring big on retailers, online and otherwise. These criminals are often connected to other forms of crime, like human-trafficking and gang activity. Without a crackdown from lawmakers, the security of shoppers could be in peril. Hector Balderas is serving his second term as New Mexico’s Attorney General.
Polling shows parents are largely in no hurry to get their kids vaccinated. That’s going to jeopardize school re-openings and prolong the COVID pandemic. If you thought the mask wars were dumb, you haven’t seen anything yet. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
A Colorado county clerk is accused of assisting in leaking election data to a QAnon influencer. Tina Peters is now under investigation by the FBI, according to reports. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell told Vice News that Peters is now “holed up” in a safe house. Loading Something is loading. MyPillow