Magazine August 16, 2021, Issue

The Week

Navy ship servicemen assist in the mooring of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur in Yokosuka, Japan, April 6, 2018. (Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Patrick Semales/US Navy)

• The CDC has announced that the goalpost moving will continue until the public’s trust in it improves.

• The Capitol riot of January 6 was a serious event: an attack on Congress and indirectly on the states, whose electoral votes were to be counted. We ought to know precisely what happened, when and why (it should not have taken months to learn the cause of officer Brian Sicknick’s death). A House-appointed committee was always going to be open to the charge that it was tainted by the partisanship of the majority. House Republicans should not, however, have used the Democrats’

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