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PBC News & Comment: Trump Expanding Storm Trooper Deployment to Chicago Next

After test-driving dictator tactics in Seattle and Portland, Trump is reportedly dispatching his unmarked storm troopers to Chicago….–his comments expose the naked political partisanship behind this federal power grab

–Trump’s extreme depictions of violence and anarchy are unhinged, but appeal to those suburban voters he’s trying to connect with

NY Times columnist Jamelle Bouie offers cogent comments and call to action

–in fresh, in-depth interview, Prof. Kyati Joshi rips away the façade of religious freedom in US, discussing her new book, White Christian Privilege

–new WashPost poll shows that Trump’s attacks on Black Lives Matter and defense of Confederate statues are working with his base voters

–GOP infighting over terms of next bailout bill appear to kill payroll tax

–Sen. Elizabeth Warren outlines her priorities in op-ed

–the alleged gunman who attacked judge’s home is ID’d as lawyer with anti-feminist history

–but the intrepid Whitney Webb links Roy Den Hollander to murky security group dubbed “private CIA”

–Fox “News” poll shows majority of Americans think Biden and Trump lack mental soundness to serve as president

–Democrats sound the alarm about new foreign election interference, but it seems to be an effort to protect Biden from Ukraine fallout

–last week, we were told that Russian hackers were trying to steal date on Covid vaccine research, this week, it’s a pair of Chinese hackers

–desperate to find a voting fraud case with a likely Democrat, NC prosecutor refiles stiffer charges against woman who voted while on probation

–Michael Cohen sues to win back home release, says he was sent back to prison to prevent him from writing a book

–Kevin Gosztola reports that NSA whistleblower Reality Winner has tested positive for Covid, along with 500 other prisoners at her lockup

–our daily Covid-19 update, including ProPublica report on virus data points, and review of drug trials

–Paul Lehto, who blew the whistle on Bakken shale facilities, is source for new report about radical “Three Percenters” who form large group of energy workers