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PBC News & Comment: In Oped, PBC Slams California Supreme Court

For the first time in 53 years, top California court blocks Brown’s clemency in 10 cases, contradicting its own standards….--you can read PBC’s opinion column here

--the Court consigned a man to deportation to Cambodia, just as ICE is blocked by federal court from deporting more Cambodians

--also from the Opinion pages, NY Times supports NY law to widen access to abortion, and Paul Krugman makes sense on PAYGO

--and a NY Times Washington editor, Jonathan Weisman, serves up a pretty honest appraisal of possible schism between American and Israeli Jews

--after second Trump meeting this week, Pelosi and Schumer stand firm against the wall, and Pelosi attacks the morality of Trump’s plans

--selective outrage greets new Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s vow, “we’re gonna go in and impeach the motherfucker”

--at ConsortiumNews, VA state senator and Republican Richard Black blames Lindsay Graham and others for modifying Trump’s Syria retreat plan

--as US airstrikes continue in Syria

--in new, in-depth interview, psychologist Bryant welch offers smart comments about the battered minds of Americans who’ve been “Gaslighted” for years

--DC Appeals Court is first to find any validity to Trump’s military transgender ban

--Kevin Gosztola offers good analysis of the partisan attacks on journalism that honestly defines Democratic presidential aspirants

--the American jailed as a spy in Moscow holds 4 passports, plot thickens

--rich detail of drug cartel’s operations in testimony from son of Sinaloa leader at El Chapo trial

--Wells Fargo workers say little has changed since fake accounts scandal

--Fed chief Powell promises he won’t resign, market rallies after repeated dives