Nothing in today's 6-3 Supreme Court ruling stops Congress from imposing a vaccine mandate for large employers. Congress is free to do so. The ruling is that since Congress did not, Biden/The Department of Labor don't have authority under OSHA to unilaterally impose one.
In other words, today's Supreme Court ruling has nothing to do with vaccine mandates on the merits and everything to do with the limits of presidential power to act by decree:

In Gorsuch's concurrence, signed by Alito and Thomas, he made a passive-aggressive reference to the Twitter boasting of Ron Klain, Biden's WH Chief of Staff, about what a clever "work-around" of Congress this vaccine mandate is. That was cited as a reason it's legally invalid.

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14 Jan
Senate Democrats Use the Jim Crow Filibuster to Protect the Kremlin

greenwald.substack.com/p/senate-democ…
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 55 Senators in support of his bill to sanction a Russian pipeline company: 49 Republicans plus 5 Dems. That's 55% of the Senate in support of his sanctions bill.

Why are the pro-democracy Democrats blocking its enactment, using a tool they say is racist?
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14 Jan
Democrats are such authoritarians that they really do believe DOJ charges are tantamount to Truth.

Yes, Merrick Garland -- after a year of refusing to do so -- capitulated to mounting pressure and attacks from Dems by finally charging sedition. Everything in this video was true:
After Dems spent 4 years pretending to want an apolitical DOJ, they mounted increasingly shrill attacks on Garland to the point that he had to have a news conference to promise he'll do more.

Let's see if "sedition" holds up in court. It rarely does.

politico.com/news/2022/01/0…
Democrats/US liberalism is an authoritarian movement. Everything is catastrophized: going back to Russiagate, they don't fight political opponents but instead traitors and terrorists. Sedition is typically an authoritarian tool so of course they love it:

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13 Jan
More than a year after 1/6 and with growing political pressure from Democrats, the Biden DOJ filed its first sedition charges -- against Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes. Sedition charges are very rare and hard: will be interesting to see if they can convict.

washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
"The U.S. government has successfully convicted fewer than 12 Americans for treason in the nation’s history."

The last charge was 2010 -- against members of the Hutaree Militia. The judge dismissed the case, saying it was based on protected speech.

apnews.com/article/joe-bi…
It is interesting that the excuse for not charging Ray Epps was that he was merely on restricted ground but never entered the Capitol.

By all accounts, Rhodes also never entered the Capitol, so sedition will have to depend on his incitement/planning.

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13 Jan
This is an outstanding, I'd even say must-watch, segment from @RyanGrim, reporting on everything revealed by the newly released Fauci emails regarding the origins of COVID and Fauci's clear attempt, with Dr. Collins, to stifle media or scientific debate.

Like Russiagate, the question of COVID's origins is bereft of ideology: a purely evidentiary inquiry. But nothing evades this dreary left-right prism. So all this became a Culture War fight over Fauci. That Grim is anchored in liberal-left politics thus makes this more notable.
The obvious reality is many people -- particularly in elite political and media circles -- have decided that it's best not to know for sure how COVID originated.

The implications from discovering that it came from US-funded lab research are too grave: ignorance is preferred.
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12 Jan
NEW Quinnipiac poll: Biden's approval rating crashes to 33%. 53% disapprove.

Economy: 34/57
Foreign Policy: 35/54
COVID: 39/55

poll.qu.edu/poll-release?r…
"Fifty percent say the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 was an attack on democracy that should never be forgotten, while 44 percent say too much is being made of the storming of the U.S. Capitol and it's time to move on."

So basically just Democrats care.
Americans don't like 1/6, but clearly aren't anywhere near as obsessed as the media, and it's declining.

In August: " 57 percent said it should never be forgotten and 38 percent said it was time to move on."

Now 44% say: too much is being made, move on.
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12 Jan
Do it! This would be the representation of what the Democratic Party is.
Don't worry. As long as Liz Cheney had the magic "D" after her name, this won't be a problem at all.
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