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Counterpoint June 27, 2022

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Supreme Court Extremist Justices Threaten Fundamental Rights

Interview with Elliot Mincberg, People for the American Way's senior fellow, former chief counsel for oversight and investigations of the House Judiciary Committee, conducted by Scott Harris

New Book Celebrates Tween’s Curiosity & Imagination

Interview with Claire Nader, a political scientist recognized for her work on the impact of science on society, conducted by Scott Harris

Universal Healthcare Could Have Prevented 300,000+ US COVID Deaths

Interview with James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, Professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the Global Health Sciences & Department of Epidemiology and professor of Biostatistics at the University of Cailfornia in San Francisco, conducted by Scott Harris

Overturning Roe: Women Now 2nd Class Citizens

Interview with Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, past president of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Scott Harris

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Ukraine: the History, the Context

Henry Lowendorf, director of the Greater New Haven Peach Council, dlscusses the war in Ukraine and provides the history and context that is absent from corporate media coverage.
Interview by Richard Hill

#Trump #WhiteHouse officials are at the very least criminally negligent, or worse, criminally complicit in multiple crimes carried out by #DonaldTrump. By and large they stood silent. Now 18 months later under subpoena, & under oath they tell the truth. This is not heroism! https://t.co/QKuqukvgyB
#Trump #WhiteHouse officials are at the very least criminally negligent, or worse, criminally complicit in multiple crimes carried out by #DonaldTrump. By and large they stood silent. Now 18 months later under subpoena, & under oath they tell the truth. This is not heroism! https://t.co/QKuqukvgyB
@joncoopertweets If Biden doesn't expand the courts now, the Republicans will when they are in power and then we will never recover.
Over 150 years ago, Congress decided there should be 9 Supreme Court justices because there were 9 circuit courts. Today there are 13 circuit courts, so it makes sense for Congress to expand the Supreme Court to 13 justices.

Who agrees? ✋
Stephen Colbert tonight on SCOTUS overturning Roe V. Wade - "Since our last show last Thursday we've changed locations. In our last show we were in the Ed Sullivan theater, this week we're in Medieval Times."

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Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 – 9:30 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Elliot Mincberg, People For the American Way's senior fellow, former chief counsel for oversight and investigations of the House Judiciary Committee and long-time Supreme Court expert, talks about the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade federal abortion protections, another decision that repeals a 100 year old New York State law restricting the carrying of guns in public and additional SCOTUS rulings that point to the Supreme Court's out-of-control, extremist conservative majority's threat to democracy.

2) Claire Nader, a political scientist recognized for her work on the impact of science on society, discusses her new book, "You Are Your Own Best Teacher! Sparking the Curiosity, Imagination and Intellect of Tweens," that features a remarkable variety of teachable antidotes to the punishing forces bearing down on youngsters from harmful marketing, the insidious grip of ‘virtual reality’ and the tyranny of peer groups.

3) James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, Professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the Global Health Sciences & Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of San Francisco discusses the results of an important study he recently co-authored, "Universal healthcare as pandemic preparedness: The lives and costs that could have been saved during the COVID-19 pandemic."

4) Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, past president of the National Lawyers Guild talks about her just published article on the Supreme Court overturning women's reproductive rights, ""Self-Determination Has Been Wrenched Away From Half the US Population."

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Next on the agenda of the #Christian #Fascist #SupremeCourt is overturning precedent setting rulings legalizing #gaymarriage and #contraception. RESIST like your life depends on it, or wake up in the Republic of #Gilead!
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Center for Economic and Policy Research's Alexander Main talks about the historic election of Gustavo Petro as Colombia’s first leftist president.
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Schiff closed Moss’s appearance by asking her how many other election workers pictured in the State Farm Arena surveillance video are still working for Fulton County.

“There is no permanent election worker or supervisor in that video that’s still there,” she said.

How many election workers and officials are facing the same kind of threats from today's Trumpists, the equivalent of fascist Italy's and Germany's "brownshirt" thugs of the 1930s and '
40s?