SCOTUS WATCH - The conservative U.S. Supreme Court issued an unsigned order in the dead of night Wednesday leaving Texas' draconian abortion ban in place, a move that effectively overturns Roe v. Wade and imperils reproductive rights across much of the United States.
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.
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.
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.