January 26th, 2016

The Short:  "An ill wind"

by The Economist

In Berlin they speak of “Plan B”; in Brussels the fear is of the U-turn. Whatever the term, the prediction is the same: that Angela Merkel is on the brink of reversing the generous policy towards asylum-seekers that saw more than a million of them reach Germany last year.

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The Long: "The Duel"

by Ryan Lizza (The New Yorker)

At one rally, [Donald Trump] imitated the Paris terrorists methodically killing unarmed innocents—“Get over here, boom. Your turn, get over here, boom”—and argued that if the Parisians who were murdered at cafés and at the Bataclan had been armed they could have saved themselves. 

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