The armed occupation of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge is over: The four remaining holdouts at the refuge surrendered to the FBI today, although the last of them—an eccentric Ohio man named David Fry—only did so after a long, bizarre phone conversation with other anti-government individuals that was broadcast on a live-feed. In other news:
- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who had his own standoff with federal agents last year, was arrested in Portland—where he’d flown with the apparent intention of traveling to the scene of this year’s standoff.
- Bernie Sanders has raised a huge sack of campaign loot in the past few days, which is something he has an easier time doing than Hillary because fewer of his donors have already maxed out their legal contribution limits.
- Speaking of our favorite Democratic presidential candidates, they’re debating tonight with an eye toward the moderate, diverse group of voters in Nevada and South Carolina.
- The situation in Syria may be terminally hopeless from the United States’ perspective.
- There’s a good chance El Chapo will be tried in Brooklyn.
- And an Israeli legislator argued that … well, she said something about how the Palestinian state was suspect because there’s no letter “P” in Arabic. It didn’t make a lot of sense.
Have a good day out there.