Wiretap: Xenophobia rising after Paris attacks

Darker mood

In France, after the Paris attacks, The New York Times reports a “darker mood toward Islam.” In America, meanwhile, at least 25 Republican governors have said they would refuse to allow Syrian refugees to settle in their states.

Hard blow

For the Syrian community in Michigan, the call to refuse Syrian refugees comes as a difficult blow.  Via The Washington Post.

Dirty politics

Milbank: In the presidential race, the GOP candidates engage in a xenophobic bidding war. According to World Relief — an evangelical humanitarian organization that works with refugees — no terrorist incident has ever been traced to someone admitted through the American refugee resettlement program. Via The Washington Post.

Undeclared war

France may be at war with ISIS, as President Hollande says, but it has not actually declared war. Via The Atlantic.

No plan

The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza on the Democratic debate: None of the candidates offered any plan on how to deal with ISIS.

Talking ISIS

ISIS is not the issue that Bernie Sanders wants to discuss in his campaign versus Hillary Clinton. Via Politico.

Why attack

One counterintuitive theory for why ISIS made its attack on Paris: It’s losing ground in Iraq and Syria. Via Vox.

Market crash

Why Hillary’s Wall Street problem isn’t going away: Democrats can rail against big money, but how can they explain their addiction to it? Via The New Republic.


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