Archive for January 14th, 2022

January 14th, 2022 - 11:02 pm § in Economics, Health, Law and Courts

Making sense of Supreme Court’s vaccine ruling

The Supreme Court issued a baffling ruling on Thursday upholding Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in facilities receiving Medicare or Medicaid funds, but struck down an OSHA rule that covered the employers of 80 million American workers. The next day, Friday, January 14, 2022, fo[...]

January 14th, 2022 - 10:41 pm § in America, Politics

Canadian political scientist foresees a “coming storm from the south”

A Canadian political scientist has warned his government the U.S. might descend into civil unrest and come under a rightwing dictatorship by 2030. In an op-ed in The Globe and Mail, Thomas Homer-Dixon, director of a think tank affiliated with a British Columbia university, said Canada should prepare[...]

January 14th, 2022 - 7:57 pm § in Misc.

First major Jan. 6 indictments issue

A federal grand jury indicted 11 members of the Oath Keepers, a rightwing militia, including its leader on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The indictment, made public the following day, accuses the defendants of “seditious conspiracy” (read statute here). This crime consists of planning, no[...]

January 14th, 2022 - 7:17 pm § in Law and Courts

Democrat crook found!

Republicans aren’t the only amoral sticky-fingered greedheads among us. (It just feels like there are more of them.) I fervently believed that, if I was patient, I’d get to write about a thieving Democrat someday. Today’s the day! Seth Andrew (photo below, bio here), 42, a former O[...]

January 14th, 2022 - 4:10 pm § in Law and Courts

“Pharma bro” banned from drug biz

A federal judge presiding over a civil lawsuit against Martin Shkreli, 38, nicknamed “Pharma Bro,” permanently banned him from participating in the pharmaceutical industry and ordered him to disgorge $64 million of profits on Friday, January 14, 2022 (read story here). Shkreli (bio here)[...]