Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 9.2.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* The migrant crisis: “When the authorities in Hungary prevented hundreds of migrants who had overwhelmed the central Keleti station in Budapest from boarding trains for Germany this week, it nearly set off a riot. Outside the station, the migrants were chanting: ‘Germany! Germany!’ That is where so many of them want to go.”
 
* A heartbreaking related story: “Eleven migrants thought to be Syrian refugees were feared to have drowned off the coast of the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday after the boats carrying them sank. A number of bodies washed ashore on a beach in the Turkish resort town of Bodrum, probably connected to the disaster. The images of the dead soon circulated on Turkish social media. They included, most hideously, photographs of children.”
 
* Another step forward for the military: “The Army announced Wednesday that it is opening its legendary Ranger School to women on a full-time basis, following the historic graduation last month of two female soldiers.”
 
* Alaska: “President Obama on Wednesday will pledge to step up government aid for Arctic communities whose shorelines and infrastructure are crumbling as warming seas melt their foundations, intensifying his administration’s effort to cope with the effects of climate change where they are being felt most acutely.”
 
* The administration is likely to prevail, but Kerry isn’t taking any chances: “Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday once again laid out the Obama administration’s case for its recently concluded agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program, less than an hour after it became clear that the deal will survive congressional review later this month.”
 
* Texas: “It says it can make voting as difficult as it wants to, and any law that says otherwise is unconstitutional.”
 
* Yep: “As with much of the product generated by the anti-Clinton scandal mill, the merit of the allegations doesn’t really matter. What’s important is that the constant stream of accusations further the notion that Clinton is corrupt.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 9.2.15