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Jonathan Turley: Is Roe vs. Wade finished? The mainstream media just can't hold back: It is not the first time that actual orders or decisions seemed immaterial to the mainstream media's coverage (Whatever the ultimate outcome, it pays to know the facts.....unless facts interfere with bias.)
It's obviously on hiatus in Texas. Allowing the law to go into effect meant that most women can't get a legal abortion in Texas. If the law is allowed to stand, then it would also destabilize the U.S. legal system, as states could then bypass judicial review by simply setting up a snitch and sue system to enforce policy.
it is ridiculous to say that it was some manufactured excuse for a partisan ruling.
Oddly enough, the vote broke on partisan lines with Thomas, Alito, Garland Gorsuch, Barrett, and Kavanaugh voting to allow the law to go into effect.
As ever, the Feds are late to the dance... about 9 months ago a youtube self-organized, one-man journalist, did a deep dive on mickey d's ice cream machine break downs. So, theyll spend millions when all they need to do is watch this guys 30 minute explanation.
And, yes, it is corporate crime. And, i think it needs to be stopped. But, i'm not sure we little people should pay to stop it.
Victor Davis Hanson - There's a problem in the upper reaches of our military
It is the beginning of a never-ending bad dream. Joe Biden and the Pentagon have managed to birth a new terrorist haven, destroy much of U.S. strategic deterrence, and alienate our allies and much of the country.
In the hours after the horrific deaths of 13 service members, we have been reassured by our military that our partnership with the Taliban to provide security for our flights was wise. We were told that the terrorist victors share similar goals to ours in a hasty American retreat from Kabul.
We were reminded that Afghan refugees (unlike U.S. soldiers) will not be forced to be vaccinated on arrival. Such statements are either untrue or absurd.
On the very day of the attack that killed American troops, the sergeant major of the U.S. Army reminded us in a tweet that diversity is our strength, commemorating not the dead but Women's Equality Day. If so, then is the opposite of diversity — unity — our weakness? Will such wokeness ensure that we do not abandon the Bagram air base in the middle of the night without opposition?
“You could never imagine in a million years that a barbaric disaster could result in a barbaric disaster like this,” said Euclid, OH resident Peter Olean, echoing tens of millions of Americans who were baffled that a pointlessly violent quagmire from start to finish wasn’t going out on a high note.
“We’re watching several decades of chaos devolve into chaos right at the end—I mean, who could’ve seen that coming? Things had been going so poorly for 20 years, with so much needless loss of human life, but you never expect that the end would go so poorly and result in the needless loss of human life. It boggles the mind. Honestly, it makes you wonder if the evacuation and the last 20 years of brutal military incursion in Afghanistan should have happened at all.”
After hearing about Blackwater founder Erik Prince and others charging thousands of dollars to evacuate desperate people out of Afghanistan, the disgusted nation was reportedly floored to learn that a 20-year conflict engineered to make war profiteers rich could end with war profiteers getting rich.
Twenty years at war, but we have peacetime losers in the flag ranks. At the start of any war, you have a long list of senior officers who are relieved or reassigned because their bureaucratic skills don't translate to fighting skills or often even being able to prevent disaster since every decision is about filling their promotion sheet rather than being soldiers leading soldiers. They have spent far too much time with the career bureaucrats and have gone native. Both the career bureaucrats, the career staffers and the gone-DC-native generals were complete failures in the Afghanistan withdrawal. And there was no on in the White House to demand performance from them.