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PBC News & Comment: Congress Is Deeply Addicted to Opioid Cash

At news conference where he sharted over military condolences, Trump blurted out the truth about Big Pharma’s total domination of Congress….--The Guardian has the story, shaming US corporate media

--in ugly move, John Kelly joins Trump in demagoguing his own son’s combat death

--George W. Bush gives NY speech where he denounces Trumpism without naming the Orange One

--Trump attacks FBI again, and misleads on FBI payments to Chris Steele, British author of “dirty dossier”

--Big Tech deploys lawyers and lobbyists in effort to block regulation of political ads online

--Robert Parry puts important context around exaggerated claims of Russian ads on Facebook and Twitter

--in strong opinion column, Andrew Rosenthal blasts FBI for leaked report about the threat from “black identity extremist” movement, shades of J. Edgar Hoover

--WashPost exposes wave of sex assaults in the military by men who are trained to counsel victims of sex assault

--in new in-depth PBC interview, Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei talks about “Human Flow”, his powerful documentary on the world’s 65 million refugees

--after defiant letter from Catalonian leader, Madrid moves to crack down, risking new Spanish Civil War

--Somalians stage major protest over truck bombing, and AP story never mentions link to US raid in August that killed 10 civilians

--in Brownsville, TX, judge rules that imprisoned immigrant teen can get an abortion, despite efforts by Trumpers to block her choice

--Vice article claims to list “everything we still don’t know about Las Vegas shooting” but comes up way short; here is the link to video about forensic acoustics, arguing that there was a second shooter