September 18 2021
Happy Saturday from Washington, where policymakers and public health officials name-check science while ignoring it when implementing measures to fight COVID-19. Victor Davis Hanson has thoughts on where this is going. Plus: the president neglects the toll of human trafficking on minors; thousands of Haitians wait to be processed at the border in Texas; and the mayor of San Francisco disregards the city’s mask mandate. On this date in 1793, President George Washington lays the cornerstone to the U.S. Capitol, which won’t be completed for nearly a century. Have a great weekend.
The Death of Science
By Victor Davis Hanson

We are now returning to our version of medieval alchemy and astrology in rejecting a millennium of the scientific method. Take the superstitions that now surround COVID-19.
Despite Trafficking Crisis, Biden’s Policies Encourage Minors to Cross Southern Border Alone
By Evelyn Lim

Illegal smuggling and trafficking flourishes, spurred by the Biden administration’s failing border policies that have incentivized unaccompanied children to cross the border. 
San Francisco Mayor Goes to Nightclub Maskless, Breaks Own Mandate
By Harry Wilmerding

Videos and photos show the Democratic mayor at the Black Cat jazz club in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, along with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.
Thousands of Migrants, Most From Haiti, Overwhelm Border Officials in Texas
By Kaylee Greenlee

“The Biden administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan,” says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
ICYMI: Sorry, AOC, Rich Already Pay Their Fair Share
By David Harsanyi

Taxation has gone from being a means of funding communal needs and projects to a means of technocratic wealth reallocation. This is no way to run a country.

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