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PBC News & Comment: As Amazon Burns, DNC Dithers Over Climate Debate

DNC meeting here in San Francisco holds debate over holding presidential debate on climate change, as Sanders unveils ambitious plan….–Bernie visits the charred ruins of Paradise, CA and holds rally in Chico to unveil his plan

NY Times goes to Iowa to report on Biden’s enthusiasm gap, as “Biden or Bust” fans go ballistic on Facebook

–as activist Adam Eichen has advocated, ranked choice voting will be tested in Iowa next year

–in fresh, in-depth interview, reporter Trevor Aaronson cautions against new laws to address ill-defined “domestic terrorism”

–more than 40 communities nationwide have faced ransomware attacks, no Russians suspected

–Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be spewing pro-Trump lies from Fox “News” as Sean Spicer heads for Dancing With the Stars

–the powerful right wing news outlet we’ve never heard of, The Western Journal, complains that Facebook and Google have decimated their reach

–Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne resigns after he revealed he had informed on Maria Butina for the FBI, and we hear James Bamford’s reality check on the “Russian spy”

–Fidel Narvaez, a former diplomat at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, offers 40 rebuttals to CNN’s false reporting on Julian Assange

–Dana Jill Simpson, the whistleblower who helped expose Karl Rove’s railroading of former AL Gov. Don Siegelman, is fighting breast cancer, needs our help

–at WashPost, Philip Rucker makes good case that Trump thinks all American Jews should support him because of his extreme support of Israel

–in new book, 40 Jewish intellectuals fight to reclaim Judaism from Zionism

–Myanmar’s plans to repatriate expelled Rohynga are a sham

–Max Blumental files video report on the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution

WashPost details the internal struggle over ICE and Pentagon contracts at Palantir

Chicago Tribune conducts independent tests of cellphone radiation