The drive is the first anti-polio campaign in 2021. The previous campaign took place last August – during a brief decline in fatalities and infections from the coronavirus and included former Taliban strongholds bordering Afghanistan.
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For five days and nights following the death of George Floyd on May 25, the city of Minneapolis was the scene of riots, arson, and looting. A two-mile stretch of Lake Street, located twenty blocks south of downtown, was almost completely burned. Local politicians’ reactions to the riots were sympathetic: officials expressed solidarity with the rioters’ concerns, the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct station house was abandoned to the rioters, and force adequate to end the violence, in the form of the National Guard, was not used for several days. Minneapolis’s City Council responded to the Floyd riots by vowing to defund the city’s police department. Lacking legal authority to do that, the Council passed a measure that would put defunding the department on the ballot at this year’s election, an initiative that the city’s Charter Commission mercifully tabled. Nevertheless, retirements and disability claims have significantly reduced the police department’s manpower. A group of Minneapolis residents, mostly black, have sued the city, alleging that the number of police officers has fallen below the legally required minimum. Subscribers, click here to read the full magazine. Not a subscriber? Click here to become a Patriot member today and receive access
Alabama’s late Democrat Gov. George Wallace was notorious for his racist ways. Aside from standing in the schoolhouse door of the University of Alabama to physically try and block the enrollment of two black students, Wallace is recalled for his 1963 inaugural address as governor. Said the new governor: In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny … and I say … segregation today … segregation tomorrow … segregation forever. Now comes President Joe Biden, first elected to the U.S. Senate the year Wallace was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. The new president, in his own inaugural address, said there was “A rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.” On his Wednesday show, Fox’s Tucker Carlson responded this way, bold print for emphasis supplied: On one level, this is not very remarkable. Not many Americans support white supremacy. Most people in this country find it disgusting, and they should. But the question is, what does it mean to wage war on white supremacists? Can somebody tell