Here And There with Dave Marash

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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