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PBC News & Comment: The Violent Awakening of Trump’s Sleeper Cells

In week that brought us perfect storm of American tragedy, Trump relentlessly continues to divide; will it trigger more lunatics?….–in Pittsburgh, the truck driver accused of killing 11 at Tree of Life blamed Jews of HIAS for offering support to immigrants demonized by Trump

–after call for unity, Trump blasts Tom Steyer, a Jewish Democratic donor who was sent a pipe bomb last week

–the accused pipe bomber wanted to be caught, it appears

–Trump continues caustic tweets at media, shifting blame for the incendiary comments that are dutifully reported by the Enemy of the People

–at The Intercept, Mehdi Hassan recaps the list of violent acts by Trump fans, and it was compiled before Pittsburgh shooting

–at WhoWhatWhy, Stephen Singular recalls violent actors who responded to cues from the media or politicians before Trump

–Fox has fun with fact-free fearmongering, suggesting to our highly phobic president that migrants will bring deadly diseases into US

–without explanation, Border Patrol is dumping released asylum families in Arizona with no resources

–Brett Kavanaugh got a hero’s welcome at high school reunion over the weekend

–the outrageous Kavanaugh confirmation hearings are reprised in our latest in-depth interview, with Jennifer Briney of CongressionalDish

–Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, expected to lose N. Dakota Senate seat, got $12 million in donations after voting against Kavanaugh

–after years of turmoil, Brazil faces autocratic or military rule as Bolsonaro wins

–after another loss in regional elections, Germany’s Chancellor Merkel says she won’t seek re-election, may not survive to end of term in 2012

–at WashPost, Margaret Sullivan properly criticizes TV networks for failing to cover voter suppression, but her paper is only a little better

–former president Jimmy Carter calls for Brian Kemp to resign as Secretary of State as he runs for Georgia governor