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PBC News & Comment: Demagogue Targets Pro Athletes

Trump’s latest tirade, intended to divide athletes and owners, provokes unity amid hypocrisy, and further demeans the presidency and nation…–at The Intercept, new columnist Shaun King praises Kaepernick and exposes hypocristy of Trump-loving NFL owners

–Trump started the exchange of insults and threats with Kim, followed by US flyover, leads to new threat to shoot down US planes in international airspace

–Trump’s insults and casual threats of annihilation draw cheers from fans in Alabama, and scare rational people

–the “generals” who are trying to restrain our idiot president have leaked that “Rocket man” and “totally destroy” were not in the text of UN speech

–in Sunday solo editorial, NY Times says Trump squanders the world’s trust

op-ed offers important history about North Korea, offers good advice for current showdown

–Trump travel ban 3.0 gratuitously adds North Korea and Venezuela, appears to be indefinite

–Supreme Court cancels October 10 hearing on travel ban 2.0

–Milo Yiannopoulos and other right wingers snookered UC Berkeley with threat of “free speech week”, and the tab is $800,000

–Bernie Sanders was here on Friday to promote single payer at nurses confab

–independence for Iraqi Kurds is put to vote today, as US and allies oppose it, and Turkey threatens reprisals; Joe Lauria reports from Erbil

–Lock Him Up? Crown Prince Jared Kushner using private email for govt work

–Lock Him Up! Disgraced congressman Anthony Wiener gets 21-month prison term

–Trump’s watchdog on Wall Street voluntarily removes his fangs, calls for self-regulation by big banks and others