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AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • Under our constitutional structure of separated powers, the nature of Presidential power entitles a former President to absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for actions within his conclusive and preclusive constitutional authority. And he is entitled to at least presumptive immunity from prosecution for all his official acts.

    Determining whether and under what circumstances such a prosecution may proceed requires careful assessment of the scope of Presidential power under the Constitution. The nature of that power requires that a former President have some immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts during his tenure in office. At least with respect to the President’s exercise of his core constitutional powers, this immunity must be absolute.

    The President's authority as Commander in Chief is a core constitutional power, as granted in Article II, Section 2. This example is not hyperbolic.

  • Twitch restores former President Trump’s Twitch account
  • Twitch disabled the account following the Jan. 6 riot on the US Capitol in 2021 due to “the current extraordinary circumstances and the President’s incendiary rhetoric” before issuing an indefinite suspension two weeks later, according to a Twitch spokesperson.

    Guess we'll all just collectively forget about this now that's he's the Republican nominee again ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

  • AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • /s ?

    The President using the armed forces to assassinate a political rival would be immune to prosecution under this ruling.

    A President's use of the military is a power granted to them under Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution. In order to prosecute for this hypothetical assassination, they would first need to prove that providing orders as Commander in Chief was somehow an unofficial act.

    This is one of the specific examples Sotomayor listed in her dissenting opinion on this ruling.

  • Pelosi privately told Biden polls show he cannot win and will take down the House; Biden responded with defensiveness
  • The primaries happened l. It's over. He's who we're stuck with

    With these leaked conversations from Pelosi, Schumer, and Jefferies, it doesn't seem like the party thinks he's the candidate they're stuck with. Seems even the leadership feels they were kept in the dark about Biden's current state through the primaries.

    My question is, who is ride or die for Biden at this point? The people I know on the left are voting against Trump, rather than for Biden or even for a Democrat, and have said they would vote for just about any Democrat with a pulse to beat Trump.

    Is it the moderates? Maybe in 2020, when Biden was the familiar voice of reason running against a proven conman with four years of endless headlines of corruption and destruction of norms. But that's not what people have stored in their recent memory this time around, and it's not the Biden we have now. He can't string together a lucid rebuttal to the practiced silver tongue that seems to have half of America fooled.

    This late in the game, the only way I see the Democrats beating Trump is if they win the same moderate voters who were sick of the uncertainty and disruptions of the Trump presidency, and Biden can't seem to coherently communicate the dangers of returning to that anymore. The Democrats need to put forward a candidate that remembers both the start of their sentences and points they were trying to make by the time they reach the end, even after 8pm.

  • Jack Smith to appeal Cannon's dismissal of classified documents case
  • The Federalist Society identified 40 years ago what they considered to be the problem, liberal activist judges.

    They have spent the last four decades working their way into the judicial system and nomination process to achieve the current Supreme Court balance for their ultimate objective, conservative activist judges.

  • Biden to call for 5% cap on annual rent increases, as he tries to show plans to tame inflation
  • That assumes the perpetual increase of property value, outpacing median incomes levels in many places, is infinitely sustainable.

    In my city, housing costs represent over 100% the national median income. Of course urban median incomes would be higher than the national median, but when reviewing the history of this metric, the bank economist's quote was, it's never been as expensive to own a home anywhere, anytime in my country as it was in my city Q4 2023.

    Really tough to accept that it's only going to get worse and that there is no breaking point on this cycle.

  • Extreme pride in being an American stays near record low: Gallup
  • "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” are specifically listed an unalienable rights in America's Declaration of Independence and could be seen as the origin for many other "American values".

    The phrase itself is quite similar to John Locke's "life, liberty, and estate” from Two Treatises of Government written nearly a century earlier. You can look to Voltaire, Hume, or really any other Enlightenment period philosopher or writer of the time to see that the founding fathers were a product of that time, and that the ideas of the century or so leading up to American independence are enshrined as values or rights in Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

  • Rishi Sunak reveals his favourite meal is sandwiches in last-minute appeal to voters
  • ITV's This Morning thought it would be a good idea to introduce the current PM to Britain's most tattooed mom.

    Not sure what Britons are meant to learn about Rishi Sunak, or what yet another Tory government would have in store for them, from his take on sandwiches, coke, or chatting with an OnlyFans model ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

  • My Windows Computer Just Doesn't Feel Like Mine Anymore
  • The author hopes for a future version of Windows that offers more user control and less interference from Microsoft's software-as-a-service products.

    Currently there is zero incentive for Microsoft to do this, and only upside potential to keep doing what they're doing.

    You'd need thousands of companies to abandon their dependency on Windows, Office, and the entire Microsoft ecosystem for them to change course now.

  • Pyongyang Says It Will Send Support Troops to Ukraine Within a Month
  • Well yes because America had been pushing North Korea away.

    The classic American imperialists refuse to accept that by sanctioning a country into oblivion they will now just join China and Russia's side.

    Most Americans don't even know why North Korea is so hostile. We bombed them into oblivion during the Korean war.

    What the fuck is this revisionist history?

    North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, after the South refused Northern rule. The UN stepped in (90% American forces) pushing the North Koreans nearly to China's borders, at which point China entered the war, and resulting in the 38th parallel armistice border we have today.

    North Korea wasn't pushed into China's welcoming arms due to American anti-nuclear proliferation sanctions of the last twenty years, and "being bombed into oblivion" is often the result of picking on countries with bigger allies than you, just ask Germany and Japan.

    China has propped up the Kim dictatorship dynasty for the last 70 years, feeding their starving masses while the Kims focus the country's resources on military spending, including nuclear development to substantiate their annual saber rattling. Allowing China to maintain a buffer state, that's kept the West at bay since 1951.

  • There's a clear connection between Nazism & anti-abortion, anti-gay conservatism
  • Probably easier to stick with "at the very least, freed them".

    Pearl Harbor was the rallying cry that brought America together (mostly) to fight the Axis powers. Prior to that, isolationist (and Anti-Semitic) groups such as the America First Committee were growing in popularity. To say America was fighting for the Jews in WW2 may be technically correct based on who was responsible for the Holocaust, but it was more the byproduct of who America's enemies were at the time, rather than being a primary motivator. Coming in as the savior to a population being persecuted is rarely the real reason wars are fought.

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  • If we're sticking with the lore, the only limitation should be what they have stored in the replicator database. No reason your poop steak couldn't taste like an A5 wagyu or a $2 steak, depending on your personal preference.