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PBC News & Comment Monday, July 23

Obama hits up Oaksterdam for cash, but won't address poverty, gun violence or pot crackdown, Oakland's biggest problems.  Also:

--Obama flew in from the murder scene in Aurora, CO, where he offered soothing words but no challenge to the NRA

--best commentary on the Batman murder from David    , who wrote "Columbine" and warns not to accept the early versions of why the shooter did it

--Obama White House has the right idea for "Do Not Track" web rules

--NCAA fines Penn State $60 million for child sex sacandal, to protect the other megabucks college football operations

--Public Citizen holds news conference to push back on GOP calls to cut regulation, and publishes new report that shows 79% of Dodd-Frank rules are delayed in implementation

--California's budget bill suspended open meeting laws to save money, but transparency is lost

--California Parks Dept. squirreled away $54 million as parks are being closed for lack of $22 million

--California legislature gave its staff $5 million in raises just before cutting all other state workers by 5%

--muckraking journalist Alexander Cockburn dies at age 71