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PBC News & Comment: 70 Years Ago Today, We Nuked Hiroshima

As the only nation that’s ever used nuclear bombs, we have no moral standing to preach “no nukes” to Iran….

--Joe Lauria has a touching story about Shinji Mikamo’s watch, mangled by the Hiroshima bomb and stolen from history exhibit at UN

--Obama’s speech at American University correctly links GOP opponents of Iran deal to the hardliners in Iran who are against it

--Greenwald has good analysis here

--Obama’s “moderate” Syrian fighters, trained at $4 million per man, announce that they won't fight against al Nusra

--IS attack kills 15 at Saudi mosque; IS now controls town in central Syria

--unusual for August, millions will watch TV tonight for GOP beauty pageant and Jon Stewart’s last show; Barbara Boxer is asking which one will make most outrageous statement, Alan Colmes offers “GOP Bingo” here

--Democrats announce schedule of only 6 debates, O’Malley team complains that it’s a path to coronation for Hillary

--whistleblower and former CIA officer John Kiriakou talks about his experience in prison, and his ideas for reform in latest Processing Distortion podcast

--NY Times op-ed describes how different prison life is in Germany

--California restores voting rights to thousands of ex-felons

--conservative appeals court rejects Texas law requiring photo ID to vote

--update on Mumia Abu-Jamal, now diagnosed with Hepatitis C, his new book is Writing on the Wall