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December 1st, 2021 - 11:11 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

The hypocrisy of Susan Collins

“Sen. Susan Collins, the moderate Republican from Maine, favors passing legislation to enshrine the protections of Roe v. Wade into law,” NBC News reported on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (here), as the Supreme Court listens to oral arguments in a Mississippi case challenging Roe v. Wade.[...]

December 1st, 2021 - 2:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Health

Stock market waffles on Omicron

Down Friday, up Monday, down Tuesday and Wednesday, up today; investors are unsure what to make of the new variant, but don’t think it’s the end of the world. Dow +617 points today Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

December 1st, 2021 - 1:28 pm § in Law and Courts

What now for abortion rights?

That’s a really tough question. Right now, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the Mississippi case, and court watchers are parsing the justices’ questions for clues about where their thinking is going. This game of “Clue” is producing a lot of handwringing in the [...]

December 1st, 2021 - 1:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How to understand the new generation of GOP politicians

While the focus of this CNN article is on Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), it speaks in a general way about “how a whole generation of Trump acolytes view politics now,” and seeks to describe “a whole lot of [young] Republican politicians like Boebert in the pipeline” who are now [...]

December 1st, 2021 - 2:48 am § in Foreign Affairs, Health

Greece begins fining older vaccine holdouts

If you’re Greek, over 60, and not vaccinated, you’ll have pay a $114 monthly fine to stay that way. Americans would never stand for that, but we’re not as civilized as they are. Greeks don’t let their kids take guns to school either. Greece has national health insurance (deta[...]