Law Firm: “The European Union has called for the creation of a special tribunal to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable over his invasion of Ukraine, as more than nine months of war continue to inflict a devastating humanitarian toll on the country’s civilian population.” Ben Ferencz also wants Putin prosecuted. He’s the man who prosecuted Nazis at the Nuremberg trials. Laws have to be enforced to have meaning.

+ Xi Sheds Policy: The Chinese protesters are taking big risks. They’ve also gotten some results. Reuters: China set to loosen COVID curbs after week of protests.

+ Retaking the Test: According to WaPo, Trump’s dinner with antisemites provides test of GOP response to extremism. Actually, many moments from birtherism, to very fine people on both sides, to the insurrection have already provided such a test, and each time the result was a failing grade. What Trump’s dinner with antisemites tests is his popularity with the base which is the only thing that impacts his enablers’ subservience.

+ Mic Dreck: “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.” Kanye West Tells Alex Jones: “I See Good Things About Hitler.”

+ Month-to-Month Resuscitation : “I’ve had a bad month.” That is one way of putting it. Sam Bankman-Fried strikes apologetic pose as he describes being shocked by FTX’s fall. (It’s remarkable he’s giving all these interviews at this juncture. Fame is the hardest drug to kick.)

+ Tanking: Gas prices are now cheaper than before Russia invaded Ukraine.

+ Perfect Ending: “Christine Perfect was born in Cumbria in 1943, her father a concert violinist and music teacher, and her mother a psychic healer. As the sixties started swinging, she went to art college and started performing with bands, eventually falling in with blues group Chicken Shack.” She eventually caught on with a bigger band. Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has died at the age of 79.

+ Buddha Bowl: A headline you probably didn’t see coming: Thai Buddhist temple left empty after all its monks test positive for meth.