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PBC News & Comment: Desperado Don Floats Election Delay

Attempting to distract from worst GDP and jobless reports, Trump says election should be delayed over mail-in ballots; Quittin’ Time?….–Trump’s distraction tweet produces bipartisan chorus, “No Way!”

Politico co-founder John Harris wants Trump to pull an LBJ, and pull out of re-election campaign

–Trump lurches from dire warnings of urban unrest to dire warnings of suburban destruction

–Trump’s stormtroopers staged another night of street theater in Portland last night

–Portland clears 2 parks near federal building as state police take over

Oregonian article explores how Gov. Kate Brown got feds to agree to stand down

–white women who started Wall of Moms are accused of “anti-Blackness” by new leadership crew

–in Seattle, mayor and police chief call protesters’ less-lethal tools “explosives”

–at The Intercept, Alice Speri makes excellent case to dismantle Homeland Security Dept.

in op-ed, Matt Stoller called yesterday’s theatrical grilling of tech CEO’s “glorious sight”, but there’s no real regulation in sight

–David Sirota exposes Kamala Harris’ cozy ties to Silicon Valley

–as John Lewis is laid to rest, his final commentary is published

–full DC Appeals Court takes up Flynn case, vacating order by 3-judge panel

–NY federal judge blocks Trump’s “public benefits” rule

–on National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, Kevin Gosztola notes some major ironies

–Pelosi challenger Shahid Buttar draws defenders after claim of sexual harassment

–our daily Covid-19 update, edited by Linda Lewis

–your humble host believes there is legitimate controversy over HCQ

–despite eviction moratoria, landlords are squeezing out tenants in California

–Jake Johnson points out that the loan deal for the Postal Service could accelerate its demise

–self-styled Libyan leader gets support from Israel, MintPress reports

–as artist display’s Netanyahu’s “last supper”, Bibi plays the victim

–new analysis may lead to source of the stones at Stonehenge

–here in Marin County, Sir Francis Drake is being scrubbed from the landscape by people with limited grasp of his history