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PBC News & Comment: Firing of Naval Captain is Beyond Despicable

Because he embarrassed the Bully-in-Chief by sounding alarm over pandemic on his aircraft carrier, Brett Crozier was relieved yesterday…--SF Chronicle deserves credit for breaking the story

--Dem Reps. Including Speier and Garamendi equivocate in their defense of Crozier

--his crew cheered him as he left the ship, while violating physical distance protocols

--Max Boot is right again (!) in this op-ed

--Dr. Fauci contradicts White House on nationwide stay-at-home order, will he get booted next?

--Crown Prince Jared played supporting actor at Trump’s briefing yesterday, as Ivanka’s Daddy denounced “new witch hunt” and slammed Chuck Schumer

--NY Times details Kushner’s shadow task force, which critics say adds new layer of confusion to White House crisis management

--opinion columnist Michelle Goldberg slams Kushner, who has failed at most things he has managed

--former lawyer for National Security Council challenges Trump’s delayed, timid use of Defense Production Act

--our daily Covid-19 update, compiled by Linda Lewis

--America’s muscular effort to get medical gear includes “pandemic gangsterism” as US hijacks supplies purchased by other countries, reports Alan McLeod

--NY Times soft-pedals the thuggery, without the profiteering markets revealed by Forbes and Politico

--routine medical supplies run short, and weary front line workers are getting sick and fatigued

--Trump tries to be nice to China to get medical supplies, for a minute, as CIA reports that China has way understated cases and deaths

--in low blow, New Hampshire ER doc who volunteered in NYC is banned from staying at his brother’s apartment by co-op board

--Brooklyn landlord who owns 80 apartments declares April rent holiday

--Speaker Pelosi calls for more assistance to unemployed, unemployment offices

--at ConsortiumNews, Brooklyn-born Joe Lauria details the dark side of Gov. Cuomo

--at The Intercept, Alice Speri reveals the “stop’n’frisk” approach of NYC cops enforcing lockdown

--in WhoWhatWhy podcast, Jeff Schectman warns that rural America is likely to be hit hard

--Florida relents, allows 2 cruise ships to dock, release trapped passengers

--stock market jumped yesterday on Trump’s report that Saudis have agreed to cut oil production; looks like he lied, again, and Twitter allows it

--in Wisconsin, federal judge says he can’t stop Tuesday’s primary, but extends due date for mail-in ballots

--NRA sues to re-open gun stores that have been shut down as “not essential”

--in another domestic terrorism case taineed by paid FBI informant, Georgia man pleads guilty to plotting to attack White House

--as US lockdown shows sharp drop in crime, Mexico posts record homicide rate in March