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The new Texas law restricting abortions has prompted local legislators to pursue new measures on gun rights, immigration and other divisive political issues. LA Times
VOA VIEW: As it will be.
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine does a significantly better job of preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations compared with Pfizer's shot. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Meaning what?
Propelled by a very restrictive abortion law, Texas women are traveling farther afield for abortions. LA Times

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Analysts say the ratcheting up of military might between North and South Korea raises the possibility of misunderstandings that could spiral to dangerous consequences. LA Times
VOA VIEW: NK is acting as it did in the past, with no fear of Biden.
Prince Charles is planning some major shakeups should he ever inherit the throne, including whittling down the monarchy to seven major figures and turning Buckingham Palace into a museum. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Charles is acting like a liberal fool.
The highly infectious variant of Covid-19 has overtaken others, contributing to a rise in hospitalizations and deaths. Here’s the latest on Covid-19. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Sad!
A plan for the economy, education, immigration, climate and more binds disparate Democratic lawmakers, but the proposal risks sinking under its own weight. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A waste of money and bad demand to increase taxes.
More than 14,000 Haitians are camping out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, awaiting processing by the United States Border Patrol. New York Times
VOA VIEW: As he should and also all those who try to enter illegally.
Police and journalists appeared to outnumber demonstrators at a far-right rally in support of rioters arrested in the Jan. 6 Capitol assault.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: An over blown report of riots.

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Experts say the choices faced by residents and leaders of Grand Isle after Hurricane Ida mirror what other communities will deal with as oceans rise.       USA Today
Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15 of every month and celebrates community leaders. But when did the holiday start and what is it lacking?       USA Today
Republicans steamed over the Biden administration’s decision to pull the main Bureau of Land Management headquarters out of Colorado are pointing the finger at the state's Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper. Both senators have supported keeping the agency based in Grand Junction, where it was moved last year, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is making another dumb mistake.
Homeland Security vowed Saturday to take a new, tougher approach to the thousands of illegal immigrants — chiefly Haitians — who have breached the border in Del Rio, Texas, and established a massive migrant camp on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande. The department, in an unsigned statement, said ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden talks, but will he take the proper action.

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Self-inflicted crises are piling up for President Biden. His leadership suffered serious blows on multiple fronts in rapid succession Friday. From the acknowledgment of a misguided and deadly U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan to mounting chaos on America’s southern border, Mr. Biden tangled with emergencies foreign and domestic as he ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is not trusted and considered weak.
Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced that ... Washington Times
U.S. Capitol Police deputized outside law enforcement as special officers on Saturday ahead of the “Justice for J6” rally near the Capitol building.  The agency was able to deputize the officers from their local, state and federal law enforcement partners through an emergency declaration.  A USCP spokesperson told The Washington ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All for nothing.

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Homeland Security announced late Friday that it was shutting down the border crossing in Del Rio, Texas, to deal with a massive migrant camp that’s sprung up underneath the international bridge. The move marked a black eye for Biden administration officials, who just a day before had disputed Gov. Greg ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
Thousands of migrants, many of them from Haiti, have crossed the southern border in recent days near Del Rio, Texas, prompting U.S. agents to set up a makeshift processing site underneath a bridge. CBS
VOA VIEW: The illegal madness must stop.
The Biden administration worries that this year's U.N. General Assembly could become a COVID-19 "superspreader event" as world leaders descend on New York City. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden says something truthful, for a change.
Recent rules from the FCC will slow robocall scammers down, but experts say they won't disappear. CNBC
VOA VIEW: They should be stopped.
The Biden administration Friday appealed a judge's order to stop expelling migrants under a Trump-era pandemic policy that doesn't let them apply for asylum.  CNBC
VOA VIEW: A wise move.

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A massive police response mobilized outside a fenced-off US Capitol Saturday morning to greet a group of right-wing protesters who insist their noon demonstration won’t descend into violence. FOX News
A judge ruled that prosecutors can't argue Kyle Rittenhouse is affiliated with the Proud Boys or that he attacked a woman months before the shootings in Kenosha last year. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The boy was at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Tropical Storm Odette formed Friday afternoon off the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coast and was expected to stay in open waters through next week. UPI

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Who is Islamic State-Khorasan Province? Made up of defectors from other militant groups, it seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate and label those who reject Sharia law as apostates who can be executed as punishment. UPI
VOA VIEW: The Taliban has not changed.

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September 19, 2021

     Civilian control of the military is enshrined in our Constitution. Article 2, Section 2 is extraordinarily clear — a civilian leader, the elected president, is commander in chief. His senior advisers provide input toward decisions involving use of force and the role of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is to provide his best military advice. He is an advisor who executes the commander in chief’s commands, not the other way around.

     Any action on the part of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs that gives the impression that he has traveled outside his lane, however slight, should be met with swift and severe recourse. This is not political; this is about the preservation of our democracy. Unfortunately, recent comments by many in the media, including retired military officials, appear to undermine that hard truth. They are trying to give Gen. Milley a pass, not because they believe this departure from norms is a good thing for our republic, but because they will support anything that portrays former President Donald Trump in a poor light. Such politicization of the responsibilities of the chairman and his critical role does this nation a disservice.

     If true, Milley made a big mistake - he broke his oath of office and committed treason by bypassing the president of the US - he should resign or be fired.


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