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PBC News & Comment: On Super Tuesday, Lemming Democrats Swung to Biden

Driven by fear and learned helplessness, Boomer Democrats chose fatally flawed Biden as directed by party leaders and media gatekeepers….--Boomer turnout was very strong, Bernie’s millenials and Gen Z, not so much

--Bloomberg claims American Somoa and “biggest loser” title as he exits, leaving clear impression that his real goal was to stop Sanders

--Elizabeth Warren continued losing streak, failing to win home state of Mass, seems ready to drop out, making it a race between 2 old white guys

--2 weeks ago we observed that Warren’s attacks on Bloomberg might be seen as murder suicide; Boss Bloomberg spent as much as $220 per vote

--WashPost pundit Jenifer Rubin explores why Warren faded after strong start

--NY Times reporter Matt Flegenheimer notes the obvious risks of Biden that millions of voters chose to overlook

--Biden has small delegate lead, but could be hard to catch

--NY Magazine’s Eric Levitz has cheery analysis for sad Sanders supporters

--African-American voters are the key to Biden’s resurgence

--in op-ed, the often-wrong Richard Wolffe is right that Democrats are re-playing 2004, when President Kerry was elected

--on victory stage, Biden confused his wife, Jill and his sister, Valerie; then Jill deflected onrush of “Let Dairy Die” protesters

--election problems led to long lines in Texas and Los Angeles

--Jeff Sessions survives to runoff with former Auburn coach, Cenk Uygur gets only 5% in primary, Shahid Buttar will face Pelosi in November

--in PBC podcast, photo editor Rich Cahan talks about River of Blood, powerful photos and testimonials from former slaves

--Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Louisiana’s unconstitutional abortion law, and the rules fro firing head of CFPB

--DOJ inspector general says FBI has failed to fix flaws in “homegrown terrorist” cases, as some House Dems call for tagging foreign white supremacist groups as “terrorists”

--Human Rights Watch returns donation from Saudi billionaire after HRW slammed his exploitation of foreign workers, exposed by The Intercept

--TrumpCo’s weak effort to declare peace in Afghanistan isn’t going so well

--as coronavirus death toll reaches 107 in Italy, schools and universities are closed