FROM Eliza Griswold
Will Pennsylvania's election affect the midterms? Voters in Southwestern Pennsylvania will choose a new Congressman on Tuesday. Their last representative, Tim Murphy, resigned after news broke that he asked his mistress to get an abortion. Voters will elect either Democrat Conor Lamb or Republican Rick Saccone. It’s a close race, but Lamb is leading in the polls. Some say Lamb’s campaign could be a good road map for Democrats who want to win back Trump-country in the midterms.
Syrian Refugees Getting Into the U.S. A recent Senate bill to block Syrian refugees from coming into the United States failed. But that doesn’t mean hoards of Syrians have entered the country since then. In fact, fewer than 3,000 Syrians have been able to resettle in the U.S. since 2011. And in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, it’s been even harder for Syrian refugees to find a home in the West. We talked with a reporter who profiled one Syrian family’s difficulties in getting into the U.S.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”