A new coronavirus variant has emerged from South Africa. It has a high number of mutations but has a ways to go to challenge Delta. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Any variant should carry caution.
President Biden on Friday toured damage from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana as the state struggles to restore power and rebuild after the Category 4 storm. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A comedy show.
Afghanistan has around 250 women judges. A few were able to flee in recent weeks, but most were left behind and are still trying to get out, said international colleagues and activists who have formed networks working around the clock to help them escape. New York Post


President Biden has insisted that the evacuation of Kabul was done as efficiently as possible. But key documents obtained by The New York Times suggest otherwise. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The evacuation was a comedy of errors.
Thousands did not make it onto U.S. military evacuation flights. Many of them are now in hiding, worried for their safety and their future. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden did not leave fallback security for those left behind.
Job seekers are more likely to accept an offer when their extra federal jobless benefits expire. New York Times
VOA VIEW: All new this time would come and the results.
Kids accounted for more than one-fifth of total coronavirus cases in the U.S., data shows.       USA Today
A group of parents in California sued the State Board of Education Friday over a proposed new “Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum" (ESMC) that would have public school students chanting affirmations to Aztec gods and invoking an ancient Nigerian Yoruba religious prayer. Other critics have slammed the ESMC for allegedly indoctrinating ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: This is a total blunder.
More than 25,000 Afghans who fled Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban are at military bases in the United States and senior U.S. officials expect to double that number before the mission is complete. On Friday, Air Force Gen. Glenn VanHerck, head of U.S. Northern Command, said ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: May spies and trouble makers will be brought into the US.


Tucker Carlson sympathized with Americans facing charges for apparently buying bogus COVID-19 vaccination cards during his nightly Fox News show. The conservative host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" spent part of his program Thursday criticizing the Manhattan district attorney for charging several people with buying and selling fake proof-of-vaccination cards. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Foolish move by Carlson.
The fence around the U.S. Capitol may be re-erected nearly two months after it was taken down, as part of security measures for an upcoming rally to demand “justice” for hundreds accused of breaching the building on Jan. 6 in support of President Trump, according to media reports. Washington Times
Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas filed for a temporary restraining order against anti-abortion group Texas Right to Life. ABC
VOA VIEW: They only want to protect their source of revenue.
A North Carolina appeals court has blocked an order that had allowed well over 50,000 felony offenders who aren’t serving prison or jail time to immediately register to vote and cast ballots ABC

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The order comes a little more than a week before the 20th anniversary. ABC
Biden administration officials warn a future pandemic could be even worse than COVID-19. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden has no clue.
Loss of jobless benefits may cause more financial hardship and dampen economic growth, experts say. CBS
VOA VIEW: Most are freeloaders.


Employers added only 235,000 jobs last month, a sign the Delta variant is weighing on the labor market. CBS
VOA VIEW: Excuses!
The president said he's asking the Justice Department whether anything can be done to limit the action of citizens trying to enforce the law. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
The August 2021 jobs report showed that Black unemployment rose last month compared with declines for white, Asian and Hispanic workers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's a matter training, knowledge and education.
Congressional Democrats are weighing a raft of taxes that would target CEO pay and big U.S. companies that buy back shares. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems are out of their mind with tax increases.
Though the outbreak is worse by most measures than 2020, the delta variant, vaccines and open schools make it hard to predict how the pandemic will unfold. CNBC

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Biden said passing more than $4 trillion in spending on infrastructure climate policy and the social safety net would boost job growth. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is a tax and borrow freak.
Alaska Airlines and American Airlines don't have vaccine mandates but will require unvaccinated employees to use their sick time if they contract Covid. CNBC
"There's no question the delta variant is why today's job report isn't stronger," Biden said at the White House shortly after the data came out. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden blames all but himself

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President Joe Biden has tapped former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell as the temporary point person who will oversee the administration's Afghan evacuee resettlement effort in the United States, the White House announced Friday. CNN
Fighting in Afghanistan's last major holdout against Taliban rule continued through Friday after heavy clashes erupted overnight between Taliban fighters and an anti-Taliban group, according to Taliban sources. CNN
VOA VIEW: The fighting has just begun.
The passenger accused of punching a Southwest Airlines flight attendant and breaking three of her teeth on a May flight now faces federal felony charges. CNN
The US jobs recovery is about to get a reality check. CNN
It's now less than two weeks until California's recall election, and the latest polling suggests good news for Gov. Gavin Newsom. Polls show that an increasing percentage of voters say they're going to vote "no" on the recall. CNN
VOA VIEW: The liberal media wishful thinking.
Hurricane Larry, which was situated well east of any land Friday, was expected to strengthen into a major storm as it moves toward the northwest, forecasters said. UPI
Former Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded not guilty on Friday to multiple criminal charges of sexual misconduct stemming from accusations that he abused a teenage boy during the 1970s. UPI
VOA VIEW: 50 years is a long time ago to prove.
Genesis, the luxury brand of South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor, announced it will not release new internal combustion models after 2025. UPI
The United States and Mexico will resume high-level economic talks next week after they have been dormant for more than four years, officials said Friday. UPI
A federal judge has ruled the United States' practice of systematically denying asylum seekers entry to the United States under the pretext that ports were at capacity was unconstitutional. UPI
VOA VIEW: A liberal fool judge.

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