The United Nations has accused Syria and Russia of "war crimes" in their siege of one side of Aleppo. Now it's "appalled" by rebel fire in the other direction that's also killing civilians. Rami Jarrah is a Syrian citizen-journalist who joins us from Southern Turkey.
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Last Friday’s October surprise by FBI Director James Comey hasn’t helped Donald Trump or damaged Hillary Clinton… at least so far. Early polls show voters knew about the latest email kerfuffle, but that they’d already made up their minds. Many said they wished this campaign were over. The political world is fully engrossed. Was Comey trying to influence the election? Did he violate the law? Did he have any choice? Democrats are outraged. Former attorneys general--even Republican Senators--are asking questions. But the most important won’t be answered until next Tuesday: will it affect the turnout?
Barrett on internal FBI feud over Clinton probe
Miller on Comey failing to follow Justice Department rules
McLaughlin on what the new emails really mean for Clinton, Trump and the election
Milbank on Comey's dangerous October surprise
Former AG Eric Holder on Comey, a good man who made a serious mistake
Halloween costumes have scared college administrators into taking action. Are they over-looking other dangers that require moral guidance?
Last year, Yale University lost faculty members in a dispute about offensive Halloween costumes. This year, the University of Florida is offering round-the-clock counseling; Tufts is promising “disciplinary action;” and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has installed: S.C.R.E.A.M.— the “Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter.” Mark Bauerline is a professor at Emory University in Atlanta. His op-ed column on the subject appeared recently in the New York Times.
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