Indian man opened fire on a strip mall wearing Nazi uniform. FBI spokesman: “no nexus to terrorism.” Translation: KKK said he can’t sit with them.
My thoughts on last night’s debate, which I didn’t watch because I was on a plane. 1. Anyone but the guy who advocates jailing journalists, stopping international trade, and creating concentration camps 2016. 2. Decision 2016: Do we want to take an icepick to the Constitution, or do we prefer the dramatic flair of a racist sledgehammer?
Beautifully written, wonderfully reported story: Young Rural Women in India Chase Big-City Dreams.
Related: Anne Frank Today Is a Syrian Girl
“President Obama vowed to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees — a tiny number, just one-fifth of 1 percent of the total — and Hillary Clinton suggested taking more. Donald Trump has repeatedly excoriated them for a willingness to welcome Syrians and has called for barring Muslims. Fears of terrorism have left Muslim refugees toxic in the West, and almost no one wants them any more than anyone wanted a German-Dutch teenager named Anne.”
That’s simply not true. Tons of Western families are willing to take in refugees. Governments aren’t letting them.
“Five of the six richest counties in American are in commuting distance of the U.S. Capitol, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This isn’t a sign of a healthy republic. This is the sign of a rigged game in which the insiders enrich themselves by extracting wealth from the rest of the nation. And the lobbying industry is a major cause.”