This week we look back at two intriguing interviews from the past year.

Since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August of 2021, the Taliban has completely overthrown the Afghan government. President Biden insisted the fall of Kabul was unanticipated but reports later revealed a diplomatic dissent cable was sent to the Secretary of State warning about the Taliban’s advance. Representative Peter Meijer (R-MI) predicts future outcomes for the relationship between the United States and Afghanistan.

In November of 2021, in a party-line vote, House lawmakers voted to approve the two-trillion-dollar social and climate spending package following months of negotiations. President Biden and Democratic lawmakers say the passing of the infrastructure and spending plan will help combat inflation. Jared spoke with former Economics Adviser to President Obama, Austan Goolsbee about the state of inflation in the U.S. and if he’s optimistic it will go down.