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PBC News & Comment: San Jose Mayor Wants Gun Owners To Be Insured

Insurance companies can regulate gun ownership if liability insurance is mandatory, bypassing Congress and NRA, argues mayor reacting to Gilroy shooting….--Sen. Schumer says Trump should use $5 billion in border wall funding to reduce gun violence

--Hong Kong protests shut down Kai Tak airport for second day

--our generous patriarch, the stable genius, delays tariffs on some Chinese imports so that we can have a Merry Christmas

--the reported death of Jeffrey Epstein prompts FBI raid on his private island

--that post on 4Chan we mentioned yesterday was made almost 40 minutes before jail officials announced the alleged suicide

--NY Times star reporter James B. Stewart reveals his interview with Epstein a year ago

--more names surface from Virginia Giuffre’s settled lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell

--Giuffre has also sued Alan Dershowitz for denying her claims against him, pitting two sleazy superlawyers against each other, Dershowitz and David Boies

--in important interview, gerrymandering author David Daley talks about the Supreme Court decisions on redistricting and the census citizenship question

--at ConsortiumNews, Ray McGovern adds new info to Seth Rich controversy

--Iran says Britain is ready to release tanker seized near Gibraltar last month

--NeoCons embrace report that Trump’s attempted pull-out from Syria has led to resurgence of IS

--at American Conservative, Scott Ritter has a positive view of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s meeting with Assad

--in op-ed, Tyler Bellstrom reviews top Dem Prez candidates as hawks and doves