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PBC News & Comment: MADmen Trump and Kim Escalate

North Korea’s weekend underground test of large hydrogen bomb rattles TrumpCo, increasing the risk of “mutual assured destruction”….–as Trump’s UN envoy says Kim is “begging for war”, Trump plays crazy mofo, threatening to cut trade with China, asking UN to cut off oil to North Korea

–everybody knows Trump has few options

–Robert Parry comments that Bush and Obama’s regime change wars in Iraq and Libya taught Kim Jong Un to build nukes, and keep them

–setting a good example for corporate media, The Nation provides forum for challenges to DNC leak scenario, with commentary from neutral expert

–in slippery move, Trump flips DACA controversy to Congress, where he can expect division and inaction by creating almost 1 million hostages

–Dreamers gave government personal info and them and many of their parents, giving ICE an easier job to deport them

–conservative CATO Institute says ending DACA could cost the economy over $200 billion

–at Buzzfeed, Ben Smith asks, “Why Does Trump Always Shoot the Hostages?”

–and at The Intercept, Ryan Grim predicts that in the end, DACA will continue

–Putin kicks Trump in the balls, says “He is not my bride”

Public Citizen publishes ambitious report on Trump’s business deals, exposing 49 new entities he created since he announced his candidacy

–first leak from Hillary Clinton’s new book suggests she will re-open the Bernie wounds, and blame everyone, everything except herself

–Salt Lake City nurse Alex Wubbels gets formal apology after she stood her ground and was roughly arrested by cop for refusing blood sample

–19 wildfires and triple digit heatwave hammer California

–at Burning Man, a man bolted through security and died in bonfire

–Walter Becker, cofounder of Steely Dan, dies at 67….here is one of my favorite songs by The Dan