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PBC News & Comment: Trump is Down, But Don’t Celebrate Yet

Trump’s self-inflicted wounds have caused real damage, but Clinton’s self-inflicted wounds, and a dose of fear could change it all….–Trump is now blaming “corrupt media” for his blunders last week

–campaign manager Paul Manafort was close to Ukraine’s deposed leader, and shows up on payment sheets for political slush fund

–alleged Russian hacker drops more data from DNC, this time it’s personal phone numbers and emails of members of Congress

–CORRECTION; in Friday’s podcast, I incorrectly said that the Clinton’s charitable contributions didn’t go to their foundations

–in op-ed, Thomas Frank notes that a Trump loss will enable Clinton to ignore the platform and pitches she made to Sanders voters

–Maureen Dowd says Clinton is ideal GOP nominee

–to its credit, NY Times devotes its entire Sunday magazine to “Fractured Lands” about the mess we’ve made in the Mideast

–wars in Syria, Libya and Yemen roll on

–Vets for Peace convention featured Andrew Bacevich, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Oliver Stone and Roy Scranton

–Trump casually supports trying Americans at Guantanamo, as NY Times reporter Charlie Savage calls for release of secret files on former prisoners

–new documents expose how CIA interfered in Gitmo courtroom proceedings

–in Milwaukee, police shooting of black man sparks 2 tense nights

–California’s drought produces more wildfires this summer, and the town of Lower Lake burns after being spared twice before

–folk singer Glenn Yarbrough dies at age 86