Multiple cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have now been recorded in the United States, causing many to question how the country would handle another potential outbreak. President Biden shared the White House’s plan to combat the new variant with air travelers facing new restrictions and stricter testing requirements. Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn joins to warn against letting the Omicron variant disrupt the American economy once more, discuss how Democrats and Republicans can come together to regulate big tech, and express hope that the U.S. confronts China’s human rights violations with a potential boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Major League Baseball is now in a labor lockout after the collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the players union expired this week. In 1994, players went on strike. The result was a canceled World Series and delay to the 1995 season. The sport has changed a lot over the decades since the last work stoppage, but like then, the current labor dispute boils down to money. Jared Diamond, a sports reporter for the Wall Street Journal, explains what both sides want, how the evolution of the sport is impacting the negotiations, and when he thinks this will be resolved.

Plus, commentary by columnist David Marcus.