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PBC News & Comment: Will Supreme Court Fix Gerrymandering?

Oral arguments over Wisconsin’s partisan maps show swing-vote Kennedy has finally seen illegal rigging of district lines, may support remedies….--gerrymandering and campaign finance are two major blights on democracy

--Las Vegas mass shooting leaves many lingering questions, as Web is flooded with speculation, not all of which is crazy…first responders referred to 2 shooters

--Shaun King notes the pattern of tagging deranged white men as “lone wolf” shooters who are not assumed to be terrorists

--House Speaker Ryan says he has no plans to bring gun law rollbacks to floor vote

--libertarian podcaster Scott Horton talks about his new book, Fool’s Errand, a compelling call for US to exit Afghanistan

--in Gaza meeting, Fatah and Hamas pledge to reconcile

--Israel’s Netanyahu backs annexation of 19 West Bank illegal settlements

--in Senate hearing, Pentagon boss Mattis says he supports Iran nuke deal…when will the nasty tweets start?

--as Madrid threatens civil war, Catalans strike and take to the streets, see photos here

--Trump lavishes praise on Trump for hurricane response in Puerto Rico, where the situation remains dire

 

--Tom Petty’s sudden exit is a real Heartbreaker, we offer some stories in tribute