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PBC News & Comment: Can Parkland Survivors Change Gun Law Dynamics?

One week after Parkland, Florida shooting, students galvanize support for gun regulation, and draw attacks from conservatives, gun lobby….–the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh led local vigil here in Marin County, as students and activists see opening to press for new gun laws

–right-wing pundits tried patronizing the students, and quickly moved to attacking them as tools of liberals and media

–gun lovers use lame, tired arguments about hardening campuses and arming teachers

–in Florida, upcoming election for governor and Senate put pressure on Gov. Rick Scott and others to “do something”

–Trump seems to be getting gun control advice from Geraldo Rivera

–Vox posts video from comedy show in Holland that skewers Americans and NRA

–Mueller scores another scalp, as Manafort lawyer pleads guilty to lying

–Trump continues attack on Obama for failing to stop Russiagate, and the Washington Post races to Obama’s defense

–in another dangerous embrace of the FBI by the left, Dem leaders ask for extra $300 million to fight phantom election threats this year

–Russian exile Masha Gessen has some cogent comments on Mueller indictmens

–smart comments on Yasha Levine interview from Holland, Switzerland and Hawaii

–in Israel, Netanyahu ally calls for his resignation after top aide sings to prosecutors and report that different aide tried to bribe judge to go easy on Mrs. Netanyahu

–Crown Prince Jared Kushner fights for access to secrets without security clearance

The Intercept reports that Mueller is investigating Kushner’s efforts to get loans for 666 5th Avenue, mixing personal and government business

–Trump budget zeroes out modest funding for earthquake alert system….payback to a Blue State?

–Billy Graham, the first megapreacher who made extreme evangelicals seem mainstream, dies at age 99