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It’s the oldest trick in the book, bait a tyrant and let him discredit himself in responding. 2 cheeky pro-independence legislators in Hong Kong baited the Xi Jinping Government in Beijing and succeeded in advancing their cause, when the Chinese Government threw them out of jobs voters had just given them. NY Times contributor Joseph Lian says the political tide is running against Beijing.
Today on HERE AND THERE, US Secret Service agents advancing a Presidential visit to Colombia caught entertaining prostitutes…2 senior Secret Service agents, apparently drunk, almost run over a barricaded suspected bomb right in front of the White House…Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for these and other revelations.
When Pope Francis recently ended a Vatican investigation into the largest organization of American nuns, many celebrated what they saw as a healing gesture. But journalist and author Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches and Al Jazeera America reports that many religious feminists, nuns and their supporters, call the Pope’s action a reassertion of male authority in the Roman Catholic Church.
Oak Flat land swap
Katie Thomas of the New York Times talks about her investigation that got Medicare to improve its www.medicare.gov nursing home compare website.