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2019 was the year electric vehicles grew up. From budget Kias to fleets of e-trucks, this was the biggest year for vehicular electrification yet—but several blockbuster launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers are forced to reinvent themselves.

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious for EVs.Tesla has done the yeoman's work of proving you can sell a million or so electric cars to the masses. Its Model 3 accounted for 1 out of every 6 EVs sold worldwide. Now VW, GM, Ford, and others have painted a giant target on Tesla's back. Let the race begin.

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Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban against majority-Muslim countries

Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban against majority-Muslim countries

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  • The crux of this decision came down to 2 questions: was the ban within the scope of presidential power? And, did the decision unlawfully target a protected class? From the article:

    "The proclamation is squarely within the scope of presidential authority," the chief justice said. He added that claims

    The crux of this decision came down to 2 questions: was the ban within the scope of presidential power? And, did the decision unlawfully target a protected class? From the article:

    "The proclamation is squarely within the scope of presidential authority," the chief justice said. He added that claims of religious bias against Muslims did not hold up against "a sufficient national security justification." However, he said, "We express no view on the soundness of the policy."

    So, yes any president can institute a policy like this, and, a president's interpretation of threats to national security "trumps" presidential policy that is religiously biased.

    Scoping presidential powers this widely could just as easily be used to relax immigration in the future. It'll be fascinating to watch if the legislature responds...

  • As history has shown, the Supreme Court isn’t always right. Even if this meets constitutional standards, does it evoke the kind of world we want to live in? Dare to dream ... a better, safer, more equitable future is out there.

  • Good news. The executive-in-charge has every right to protect this country as he sees fit.

  • These countries had previously been identified as terrorist strongholds and the travel ban was not only in alignment with several allied Nations, but also squarely within the scope of Presidential power. I agree that this is “devastating”, as one other picker put it, but not to the Laws of The United

    These countries had previously been identified as terrorist strongholds and the travel ban was not only in alignment with several allied Nations, but also squarely within the scope of Presidential power. I agree that this is “devastating”, as one other picker put it, but not to the Laws of The United States of America, nor the dignity of the Office of the President of the USA, nor even to the people of the USA; it is devastating to the asinine argument of the Leftists that President Trump overstepped the Constitutional limitations placed on the Executive Branch. Furthermore, the USA cannot continuously allow ever increasing waves of legal and illegal immigrants when we cannot even care for our own; our homeless and our veterans should come before any new immigrant, be they legal or illegal.

  • There has to be a better process than the travel ban. How can we use technology and brainstorm together to create alternative solutions that allow access to the USA and offer protections as well?

  • Reading through these comments is a textbook example of how divided we are as a society in 2018.

  • I can't believe it took so long for such a common sense executive order to be found constitutional by our judicial branch. It was so obviously constitutional and so obviously not based on a religion but on whether the people coming into our country could be effectively vetted.

    There are obviously certain

    I can't believe it took so long for such a common sense executive order to be found constitutional by our judicial branch. It was so obviously constitutional and so obviously not based on a religion but on whether the people coming into our country could be effectively vetted.

    There are obviously certain countries where terrorists would be more likely to be able to avoid detection. This executive order is EXACTLY what you should want your government to do to prevent terrorists from coming here to do us harm. It really is just common sense.

  • It is about time!! Now president Trump as of this afternoon , you can block all those countries and others from entering our country to keep us safer.

  • Maybe, one day, the federal government will remember that the branches are separate, but equal. This is a terrible decision, 5-4 shows how politicized the court currently is, ridiculous. They basically said to Congress, the ball is in their court to change the law... as though that would happen. Congress

    Maybe, one day, the federal government will remember that the branches are separate, but equal. This is a terrible decision, 5-4 shows how politicized the court currently is, ridiculous. They basically said to Congress, the ball is in their court to change the law... as though that would happen. Congress only does what the president's agenda is and the same was true with Obama. It's as though we only vote for people to agree or disagree with the president and not for people to represent our interests.

  • Wow. I’m just going to make this simple statement. I was downtown on 9/11, running for my life, and I’m AGAINST this travel ban. People invoking 9/11 to justify this... wow.

  • Nationalism and the necessary actions which are needed to protect a nation require a more stringent approach to taking risks.

    Certainly not the kind of risk assessment/acceptance business people are prepared to take.

    In our collective history, even Ellis Island turned people away after medical and other screening.

  • I think they got this right. The lower courts ruled on statements made outside the order when they should have ruled on just the wording in the order.

  • No Saudi ban, of course. Still the MAGAs cite 9/11. Ridiculous.

  • Trust that someone intent on reaching and breaching the United States borders will do so. Acts of terrorism will continue unfortunately, because there are extremists everywhere; that’s a reality. Lumping every Muslim into that category is wrong on many levels though. Humans (for the most part) are more

    Trust that someone intent on reaching and breaching the United States borders will do so. Acts of terrorism will continue unfortunately, because there are extremists everywhere; that’s a reality. Lumping every Muslim into that category is wrong on many levels though. Humans (for the most part) are more than stereotypes or groups. We continually see evidence of that!

  • Devastating.

  • Good news, in my opinion, is the strength of Sotomayor’s dissent.

  • The Robert’s Court is establishing it self as one of the most reactionary in modern history. As a Hoosier I am not surprised but I am appalled.

  • My biggest gripe has not been if the president has the power to institute such a ban, but rather how ineffective it is given the countries listed. Sure, they are all buzz word counties for violence but would have done nothing to protect us from 9/11, the Boston bombing, etc. We are no safer prior to

    My biggest gripe has not been if the president has the power to institute such a ban, but rather how ineffective it is given the countries listed. Sure, they are all buzz word counties for violence but would have done nothing to protect us from 9/11, the Boston bombing, etc. We are no safer prior to all these debates about the original ban.

  • Thank you Sen. McConnell (sigh)

  • there are more domestic terrorist home grown here in America than we have had come from other countries. When we are looking at the safety of our nation we need to be looking at our neighbors instead of tourist

  • Yes. I want to live in a country with constitutional standards....

  • Today my heart broke. Reagan once said we are that light on a hill. After this ruling I’m feeling As a nation we are going backwards not frontwards.

  • You can protect your country without the need to be racist. Are tax paying Americans wasting their hard-earned money on the government’s intel fund? You can’t fight terrorism with racism and stereotyping. It’s plain stupid. Laws like these are paving way to bullying and harassment of immigrants. It’s

    You can protect your country without the need to be racist. Are tax paying Americans wasting their hard-earned money on the government’s intel fund? You can’t fight terrorism with racism and stereotyping. It’s plain stupid. Laws like these are paving way to bullying and harassment of immigrants. It’s sad how the United States is turning out under Trump’s leadership. I can’t imagine how life must be for a muslim living in the US is like.

  • 2 of these countries are Venezuela & North Korea but no one screams anti-Catholic or Asian. these countries are disaster zones with totally unreliable vetting procedures. anyone watching the train wreck (civil war) to our South could ask why Mexico is not on the list? it seems to be a considered action

    2 of these countries are Venezuela & North Korea but no one screams anti-Catholic or Asian. these countries are disaster zones with totally unreliable vetting procedures. anyone watching the train wreck (civil war) to our South could ask why Mexico is not on the list? it seems to be a considered action and cleaning up their vetting process as did Chad can get them off the list. other presidents had had similar bans, even on some of the same countries. maybe we ought to agree that the first one to name call loses the argument? labeling is not helpful as it merely demonized rather than persuades.

  • Yes. Ban all those Muslim countries. You hate our culture, our beliefs and our nation...STAY OUT!

  • Total bullshit to suggest this is a muslim ban. Do these idiots know just how many predominantly muslim countries there are that are not on this list? Start with Indonesia, Saudi Arabia.....etc

  • Agreed