Melting Pot

Republican Defiance on Syrian Refugees May Not Play Well in the Long Run

While the short-term political gain in opposing President Obama's plan to accept 10,000 displaced Syrian immigrants is clear, history may not be so kind.

Jeb Bush on Syrian Refugees

The overwhelmingly Republican push to bar displaced Syrians from the U.S. is posing a dilemma for presidential candidates, who must balance the short-term need to win their party’s nomination with the long-term goal of winning the November 2016 election. 

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