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PBC News & Comment: In the Age of Outrage, Cecil is King of the Jungle

Observing a week of social media outrage over Cecil’s slaying, we hear many calls for outrage, activism for human victims…..

--lefties point to endangered black lives, devastating coal mining, while right wingers focus on Planned Parenthood

--18-month-old Palestinian boy burns to death in arson attack by Jewish settlers, Netanyahu displays shameless hypocrisy

--nearby in Syria, America’s delusion of training “moderate rebels” to fight both IS and Assad is set back by kidnapping of leader

--Turkey continues to pound Kurds in Iraq

--US drone warfare relies increasingly on contractors paid hundreds of millions

--Cincinnati grand jury fails to indict the campus cops who tried to cover up the shooting of Sam DuBoce, and these cops have a history of covering up

--Fox and GOP continue their summer assault on Planned Parenthood, could lead to next government shutdown

--Obama’s lawyers continue useless appeals of Guantanamo cases, the latest is based on pronouncements that Afghan war has ended, prisoners should be released

--New Jersey judge seems ready to approve Christie’s craven deal with Exxon, reducing pollution judgment by 98%

--in Maui meeting, TPP negotiators say they have a deal on environmental issues, but continue to fight over pharmaceuticals

--a freeways crumble and bridges collapse, Senate manages only a 3-month extension of highway funding

--Britain relents, and apologizes as it grants 6-month visa to Ai Weiwei

--Comcast sucks