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Refugees are not the enemy

Refugees are not the enemy

Here's the best thing that can be said of Maryland's governor after he announced his opposition to resettling Syrian refugees in the state: At least he didn't employ the kind of political showmanship that some of his fellow Republican governors have exercised. But it's still an embarrassment, signaling an unconditional retreat from American values and a move that may do more to harm the nation's fight against ISIS than it does to keep Marylanders secure.

Gov. Larry Hogan should know better — and, at first, it looked like perhaps he did. When initially confronted with the question of Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks, he announced he needed time to make a...