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PBC News & Comment: Standing Up for the Quarterback Who Sits During National Anthem

San Francisco’s underperforming quarterback gets slammed for exercising his right to sit down during national anthem ritual, I’m with Kapernick…..–at The Intercept, Jon Schwarz points out the dark side of the Star Spangled Banner

–in new in-depth interview, Pulitzer prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about his new book, The Making of Donald Trump, and how Trump tries to intimidate reporters, including Johnston

–Pentagon echoes Rodney King, Pentagon spokesman begs Turkey, Kurds and US-backed militias in Syria to get along

–US confirms that Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi was imprisoned by US occupiers at Abu Ghraib, at the peak of the torture later exposed

–Twitter junkie Anthony Weiner and wife Huma Abedin separate, after revelation of 2015 tweeted photo with their son surfaces

–your humble host offers first, and hopefully last, comments about the Burkini ban in France and here’s one extreme view

–corporate media finally addressing the serious flaws in Obamacare….and Robert Reich points out that single payer is the solution

–into its final week of session, California legislature pumps out bills….some good ones, some bad ones

–the worst is a modified version of the BDS blacklist bill, which is still selective attack on First Amendment rights

–big battle continues over bill to expand overtime pay to farmworkers

–California’s landmark climate change cap & trade law extended to 2030

–Jerry Brown ignores the interests of a rich Oakland business pal, and signs a law that blocks coal shipments to Port of Oakland

–listener John LeFrancois in Sacramento has smart comments about the chemtrails study mentioned here