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PBC News & Comment: Don’t Weep For Big Oil

Falling crude oil prices lead to lower pump prices, making tar sands and fracking unprofitable for Big Oil....

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--as oil and retail gas prices drop, don’t feel sorry for Big Oil
--Robert Parry unloads on Washington Post for late hits on Gary Webb, and says Kill the Messenger is pretty accurate
--US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have killed an estimated 500 IS fighters
--Syrian bombers destroy 2/3 of IS “air force”, prompting doubts about Turkey’s call for no-fly zone
--more embarrassment for secret service, as another intruder jumps White House fence, and agents were diverted from White House for an agent’s private beef with neighbor
--despite deal with Nigerian government to release 200 girls kidnapped, Boko Haram takes 60 new captives
--Jason Leopold reports that Guantanamo prisoner is using “Hobby Lobby” ruling in suit over contact with female guards
--California prison officials agree to end racial segregation in lockdowns
--Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey urges voters to elect GOP governors so they can keep control of “voting mechanisms”
--Oregon and Colorado voters face initiatives on GMO labeling
--House Intelligence chair Mike Rogers tells Brits that Snowden is a traitor who should be charged with murder