Migrants are fleeing war and poverty across the Middle East and Africa, and now the mass migration itself has erupted into a full-blown humanitarian crisis. While a temporary expansion of European aid and search-and-rescue missions appears to have led to a decline in the migrant death rate, it's unclear whether these efforts will continue.
A series of recent PR skirmishes between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush over the role of Uber workers in the new on-demand sharing economy has made it clear that both candidates are focused on disposable temp voters, who are the electoral analog to the disposable temp workers who now drive the US economy.
At the recent annual American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the newest smear campaign against Planned Parenthood was cause célèbre for the Republican presidential candidates selling their wares. Despite the fact that ALEC purports not to address social issues including abortion, on the other side of the convention wall were the national anti-abortion groups.