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PBC News & Comment: Bad Advice: Pundits Tell Dems to Be Moderate, Cautious

Democratic leaders and media pundits advise progressives to seek unity and bipartisanship with GOP brick wall, but Dem voters disagree….–polls show Democrats want to fight, those who support compromise have declined almost by half

–bipartisan sentencing reform package faces uncertain road in lame duck session, as Trump says he supports Crown Prince Jared’s effort

–Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos proposes changes to campus sexual assault rules, including cross examination that may inhibit victims from reporting incidents

–El Chapo trial begins with dramatic opening statement from defense

–federal prosecutors drop investigation of Jane Sanders over Vermont college property deal

–predictably, the “Justice” Dept. has legal arguments defending interim appointment of Whitaker

–Trump’s rage is common thread in phone call with Theresa May, outburst at staff over decision to skip cemetery visit, his threats to fire Kelly, Nielsen and Melania’s targeting of Bolton’s #2 for dismissal

–after 45’s angry tweets insult France on day of mourning, our Dear Tweeter is accused of lacking common decency

–Amazon wraps up its race to the bottom, selecting Long Island City NY and Crystal City, VA for its new sites after extracting gross tax breaks and other inducements

–Netanyahu’s shaky coalition could topple, as Defense Minister Lieberman quits

–the government of Theresa May in Britain is also at risk, as Brexit draft deal draws criticism from every directions

at The Hill, a persuasive opinion column on the new study of cellphone links to cancer

–just like 2000, the Florida post-election scramble is a confusing mess, and may end like 2000, elections decided without all ballots counted

Bradblog has great coverage, says FL recounts can’t be completed in time

–clean election advocate John Brakey sneaks cellphone video that proves some Florida voting machines have modems, and they are hackable

–Prof. Carol Anderson, the Jim Crow expert, asks why suppressed votes in Florida are being ignored

–at Buzzfeed, Ben Max is right: voting is broken be design

–Georgia state senator who joined protesters says she was arrested because she’s black