Trump’s Friends Win by “Losing” (Reader Steve)
By claiming “financial hardship” from state and government regulations, people like Carl Icahn, one of Trump’s close friends, keep the millions coming in.
Britain Apologizes for Role in Libyan Dissident’s CIA Nightmare (Dan)
The US is not the only country that abused alleged terrorists and then outsourced torture to places like Libya. The UK recently apologized to a Libyan dissident who was tortured in 2004, possibly to please Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, a then-ally in the war on terror.
Israeli Troops Kill Dozens of Palestinians Protesting Against US Embassy Move to Jerusalem (Jimmy)
From the Guardian: “Follow latest developments as 52 Palestinians killed and hundreds wounded in protests in Gaza and West Bank over moving US embassy to Jerusalem.”
Industry Lawyer Expected to Head FTC Consumer Protection (Jimmy)
The author writes, “The Federal Trade Commission is expected to appoint an industry lawyer who has represented Facebook, Uber, and Equifax to lead the agency’s consumer protection bureau tasked with policing those companies.”
Oliver North Worked With Cocaine Traffickers to Arm Terrorists. Now He’ll Be President of the NRA (Reader Luke)
The author writes, “The National Rifle Association has always been clear about drugs: They’re terrifying. … It seems odd, then, that the next president of the NRA will soon be Oliver North, who spent years in the 1980s working together with large-scale cocaine traffickers and protecting a notorious narco-terrorist from the rest of the US government.”