Friday's horrific Paris terror attacks, thought to have been ordered by ISIS leaders in Syria, continue to dominate the news:
- French and Belgian authorities conducted more than 160 raids today; in addition to investigating how Friday's violence was planned they are hunting for Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old Belgian-born French citizen who is the only known perpetrator of the attacks to have survived. (Here's why so many violent radicals are Belgian.)
- French president François Hollande said the country's response against ISIS will be "merciless," though it's not clear what that means in practice.
- A Turkish official said his country had given an unheeded warning to a seemingly overwhelmed French intelligence apparatus about one of the attackers.
- A number of governors, mostly Republicans, announced that they do not want their states to accept Syrian refugees for at least the time being. (Legal experts say they probably don't have a choice.)
- One of those governors was Bobby Jindal, who is the son of immigrants from a troubled region of India and who leads a state whose Cajun and Haitian cultural heritages can both be traced to refugee populations.
- And previous polls on foreign policy subjects indicate that Republican primary voters will likely look favorably on Donald Trump and Ben Carson's responses to the Paris attacks rather than abandoning them for more establishment-oriented candidates.
Have a good day out there.