After a triumphal announcement about the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban, the White House is playing defense as more of the story emerges. More and more California counties are refusing ICE’s request to hold potentially deportable inmates after they’ve served their jail sentences. Author Joanna Rakoff talks about the year she spent answering JD Salinger’s fanmail. And Bashar al-Assad is expected to be elected for a third 7-year term as Syria’s President, despite the horrible and ongoing civil war.
Banner Image: Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier who was captured during the War in Afghanistan; Credit: United States Army