Posted on Categories News & Comment

PBC News & Comment: Hillary Clinton Boosters…..Can We Talk?

The rising threat of Trump as GOP nominee triggers strong analytical articles  showing that Clinton would likely lose, Sanders prevail….–in Current Affairs, editor Nathan Robertson makes the case that Clinton would lose to Trump, but Sanders can beat the Donald: “One’s support for Sanders should increase in direct proportion to one’s fear of Trump.”

–Glenn Greenwald breaks out polling data that clearly show Sanders is more electable when paired with top 3 GOP candidates

–at South Carolina fundraiser, activist confronts Clinton over her 1994 comment about black youths “we need to bring them to heel”; video is here

–Apple files court brief, rejecting FBI demands to hack iPhone

–Pentagon funded Carnegie Mellon researchers who broke the Tor encryption system developed by Naval Research and still funded by State Dept.

–Nevada’s GOP governor, Brian Sandoval, swiftly removes his name from consideration for Supreme Court

–as reported yesterday, the 8-member Supreme Court will hear arguments on restrictive abortion “trap laws”; appeals court upholds Louisiana trap law

–based on study of economic recovery from 2008, NY Times names 10 most distressed cities in America

–Syrian cease-fire plan gains some traction, as Assad and US-backed rebels agree to 2 week halt in fighting

–VICE has 2 reports on preparation for the new war on Libya: France has covert forces in Libya, “preamble to larger intervention” here and Italy has relented, permitting US drone flights from base in Sicily, here

–This Won’t End Well Dept: Iowa House votes 62-36 to allow kids of all ages to handle handguns