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PBC News & Comment: Google’s Eric Schmidt Squelches Critics of Monopoly Power

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt uses “philanthropy” power to punish Open Markets team at New America, proving that power corrupts, absolutely….--Zephyr Teachout gives insider view of New America Foundation’s capitulation to its major donor, a move that validates themes of Open Markets

--in new in-depth interview, Eric Thomas explains that he was bounced from Air Force Academy after collecting evidence, undercover, in 25 sex assault cases

--Roger Shuler, who was jailed for exposing corruption and politicians’ affairs in Alabama, wins a decision in federal appeals court

--federal judge blocks Texas law banning “sanctuary cities”

--as trial approaches in death of Kate Steinle, new information surfaces about the immigrant accused of killing her, and sanctuary city policies

--new case in Santa Rosa, CA, involves immigrant who was sought by ICE but released from jail, then killed girlfriend despite restraining order

--at NY Times, columnist Nick Kristof uses words and pictures to describe US complicity in Saudi war crimes

--new leaks in Trump/Russia investigation suggest Mueller has strategy against possible pardons

--State Department orders Russia to close San Francisco consulate

--UN Human Rights commissioner slams Trump’s attacks on media

--Iraq declares victory in Tal Afar, déjà vu

--Japan to spend $1.6 billion on mythical missile defense hardware

--in NY Times oped, mercenary leader Erik Prince argues that paid soldiers will “save” Afghanistan