Old Allegations

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the European Union has announced the creation of a legal entity that will allow businesses to avoid US sanctions and continue doing business with Iran.

Meanwhile, Rand Paul says he'll introduce a bill to roll back sanctions on Russia if Russia rolls back sanctions on Americans.

That's a misnomer, because Russia's sanctions are completely inconsequential while ours have very heavy consequences. Rand, son of Ron, is either compromised or he's just a tool.

Finally, a federal judge has reinstated protections for grizzly bears, blocking upcoming hunts scheduled in Idaho and Wyoming.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The first public grizzly bear hunts in the Northern Rockies in almost three decades have been blocked by a U.S. judge who rejected government claims that the fearsome predators had recovered from near-extermination.

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ordered federal protections restored on Monday for more than 700 bruins in and around Yellowstone National Park. [...]

Christensen wrote in his ruling that the case was “not about the ethics of hunting.” Rather, he said, it was about whether federal officials adequately considered threats to the species’ long-term recovery when they lifted protections last year.

In the judge’s view, the answer was no.