GUN SAFETY - Anti-LGBTQ congresswoman and gun nut Lauren Boebert (R-CO) says she’s very concerned about children’s safety, like when she falsely claimed that transgender people prey on children.
THe SUPREMES - Democrats cannot disgrace the Supreme Court by packing it (adding seats to it). It is already a disgrace.
CAPITAL & MAIN-This year, natural disasters across the country — including epochal drought conditions and devastating wildfires in California —
HOUSING - California’s eviction protections will almost certainly not be extended once they expire after Sept. 30, the state Assembly Housing chairperson said today.
PEACE VOICE - We pretend to have enemies, but mostly what we “have” are people whose lives simply don’t matter.
COMMENTARY-Humanity emerged from the 20th century leaving behind the Spanish Flu, two World Wars, the Great Depression, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the Cold War, colonialism, overt racism, imperialism, the military-industrial complex. . .lots of really bad stuff that we were relieved to see in our rearview mirror.
WEALTH WATCH - Is it not extraordinary that in a country that claims to be as enlightened and advanced as ours, the combined wealth of three individuals – Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and investor Warren Buffett – exceeds the total wealth of the bottom half of Americans?
REMEMBERING 9-11 - September 11 is approaching – the 20th anniversary of the most startling event in the lifetime of most adults.
9-11 PERSPECTIVE - Twenty years have now passed since 9/11.
CUBA WATCH - The strategy of the Los Angeles Hands Off Cuba committee has focused on ending the US embargo of Cuba through extensive outreach to union struggles, nurses protests for adequate PPE, civil rights and Medicare for All rallies, campaigns against police killings and brutality, Palestinian marches and every opportunity to win new support.
MIDDLE EAST PEACE - It takes bold US leadership to effect a change in the Israeli-Palestinian discourse, and Biden may well be the right president at the right time that will ultimately serve the Israelis as much if not more than the Palestinians.
ERIC PREVEN"S NOTEBOOK - Mark Ridley-Thomas was absent same day as Sheila Kuehl was absent. I wouldn't break out the tin foil hat or anything, a lot going on.
THE U.S. WAR MACHINE-The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s re-ascendance are producing some incredible lamentations about the decline of American power.
MIGRANT WATCH - The United States has long branded itself as a safe haven for refugees fleeing war and persecution abroad.