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PBC News & Comment: Putin Plays “Democracy” Game, Obama Plays “Sanctions” Game

March Madness goes global as Putin wins Crimea in first round; Obama announces sanctions and McCain poses as the tough guy.....Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

--Crimean ballots had two choices, but not “nyet”

--McCain writes op-ed,  “Obama Made America Look Weak”

--Gen Sinclair cops a plea, avoids sex assault charges

--Senate caves to NRA, blocking surgeon general confirmation

--Colorado prison chief spent a night in solitary, revises isolation procedures, CA state senator offers bill to limit solitary

--US-backed military dictators in Egypt jail 16,000 as gunmen attack army bus in Cairo

--Dutch Ruppersberger, the NSA’s Congressman proposes reforms on metadata—but suspicions are warranted

--no new developments on missing Malaysian plane, despite wall-to-wall coverage

Closing tune by Thomas Dolby