A couple of months ago, I posted about the case of the man at left, Janis Shinawri, who was the interpreter for the man at the right, Matt Zeller, in Afghanistan. After a huge effort by Zeller, which involved the woman at the right, Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25), who’s the ranking member of the House Rules committee, as well as many others, Shinawri is finally in the US where he belongs. Interpreters like him, as well as their families, are prime Taliban targets.
Zeller took on the thankless task of being the Democratic nominee for the NY-29 seat after Eric Massa resigned in disgrace. He lost that fight – good to see him win this one.