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ISIS and climate change: O'Malley has a point

ISIS and climate change: O'Malley has a point

In as much as Democratic political operatives the nation over are praying that this Donald Trump phenomenon isn't just a passing fad, Republicans must be hoping against hope that former Gov. Martin O'Malley catches fire and somehow becomes the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016. "Get a load of this guy," they must be snickering. "He thinks climate change caused ISIS!" Cue the mocking attack ads now. Did he really say that? Kind of, yes. In an interview with Bloomberg television this week, Mr. O'Malley said this: "One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria and the rise of ISIS was the effect of climate change and the...