Here And There with Dave Marash

Dr. Eugene Lipov is one of the world's great experts on PTSI and his Stellate Ganglion Block treatment has had remarkable success in alleviating symptoms of post-traumatic stress.  Some of those symptoms are similar to the effects of CTE, suspected in the mass murder recently committed in South Carolina by a retired pro football player. Why might such a connection matter? 

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When Coca-Cola denounced the recently-passed Georgia law on voting, it said it was doing so because the law made it harder, not easier to vote.  But Joan Walsh of The Nation says what Georgia did was worse than that.  It effectively made it much harder for people of color to vote.  Call it out for racism, Coke.  The legislature also gave itself the power to intervene against any vote outcome it doesn't like. No wonder so many are boycotting the state. 

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"Qualified immunity" has been used to protect public officials, including law enforcement agents from being held legally accountable for their on-the-job actions. Damaso Reyes of the NY Amsterdam News on how this judge-created doctrine turns the law it is based on, on its head. Who qualifies for immunity and how has been reinterpreted to take away the citizen's right to sue officials.  The state of NM has just done away with it.  

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When the self-titled "Field Marshal" Khalifa Haftar planned his final attack on Tripoli to take control of Libya he got big help from Egypt, the UAE and Russia ... and the UN says, an arms offer he didn't refuse from the American mercenary master Erik Prince, who denies everything. The difference between the weapons promised and what was delivered enraged Gen. Haftar and forced Prince's colleagues to flee for their lives. David Isenberg, expert scholar on private militias has the story.

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Federal judges do die and retire, but usually not before a lifetime on the bench, so what does President Donald Trump's legacy of 245 appointed judges mean for progress in America? Elie Mystal, Justice Correspondent for The Nation, says the only way mitigate the Trump effect on the Federal Courts is to pack 'em ...from the District Courts to the Supreme.  And he says, the Democrats better act fast before GOP gerrymandering re-shapes the 2022 Election.

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The US has fewer limits on guns than any "modern state."  The results are high rates of gun crime and death in America and even worse violence in Mexico where thousands of US-sourced guns wind up being used by criminals and cartels.  Ioan Grillo has reported on crime in Mexico for two decades. His new book Blood Guns Money tells how criminals in Baltimore and Dallas, Sinaloa and Quintana Roo get their American guns.

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The puppet government of Hong Kong and the puppet masters in Beijing have targeted elder statesmen and women of the pro-democracy movement for prison, but Mary Hui, Hong Kong-based reporter for quartz.com says, the next group up for punishment are younger, but even more committed to the island city's political independence. A well-known TV and online journalist named Gwyneth Ho is a particularly powerful martyr in that 20-30-something generation.  

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America's slowest campers on the racist right aren't afraid of being eaten by a bear, but being replaced by people of color.  Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino on our national outburst of hate crimes.  A recent study shows where, geographically the insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol on January 6 came from, and suggests where, ideologically, they're coming from.

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Iran is pressuring Iraq to ask American troops to leave the country. Kenneth Pollack, middle east expert at the American Enterprise Institute says it's all part of the greater re-negotiation of the JCPOA, the multi-national agreement limiting Iran's ability to produce nuclear weapons. And he adds, the pressure play isn't going to work, but Pollack says, if the US and Iran are willing to re-commit to the old -- admittedly imperfect --  agreement, the world might be a safer place. 

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The hit movie I Care a Lot focuses on a fictional lawyer who abuses her clients when she  becomes their legal guardian. The details are reminiscent of what syndicated columnist Diane Dimond found in New Mexico in 2016.  She talked about it on HERE & THERE back then.  But Dillon Bergen of Searchlight NM says some of the very same abuses are still very much with us here in the Land of Enchantment. Reforms put on legal paper seem not to have reached the ground, or the people in guardianship care. 

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Nostalgic for a Cold War?  You might want to join Mauricio Claver-Carone, Donald Trump’s legacy as head of the Inter-American Development Bank.  He wants to turn the Bank into a weapon against China.  Latin-American members like Argentina, Brazil and Chile, who’ve made China their top trading partner may not be ready to sign on.  But they never wanted Claver-Carone in the first place. AP Latin America correspondent Joshua Goodman has the story

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Back in the 1950s America’s big cities all had big-time organized crime gangs.  In Pennsylvania, that mean the big mob towns were Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  But they had their small-town subsidiaries, like the one author Russell Shorto’s grandfather helped run in Johnstown. His book Smalltime is both a mob investigation and a family memoir…and a heckuva read. Part of what Russell and his father uncovered was his Dad’s longstanding lie about why he didn’t follow his father into the Mafia family. 

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