Zahedullah Sumarkhil had every reason to flee Afghanistan in 2014, in the vanguard of a wave of migrants that would soon flood into Europe. Taliban assassins on a motorcycle in his hometown of Jalalabad had staged an ambush that left his brother and a cousin dead.
It?s a good thing Tom Perez didn?t come to breakfast the morning after the midterms, as his team had originally proposed. Mr. Perez was indeed rested and in high spirits after the Democrats accomplished what they set out to do: recapture control of the House, flip a whole bunch of governorships ? including in beet-red Kansas ? and lose not too many Senate races. Perez was also thrilled to report that his party had regained about 350 state legislative seats, key to redistricting and rebuilding the Democratic ?bench? after losing more than a thousand seats during the Obama years.
?The massacre [Oct. 27] at the Conservative Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which at least 11 people were killed by a right-wing extremist, has been described as the most deadly attack on the [US] Jewish community...,? states an editorial.