Eric Chenier

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The Hand on the Lever

How Janet Yellen is redefining the Federal Reserve.<p>In April, two months after Janet Yellen took over as chair of the Federal Reserve Board, she went to New York to make her first speech to the financial industry. In a Times Square hotel ballroom, Yellen, a small woman with a helmet of white hair, …

Hobby Lobbyist

M_any people have been wondering exactly what edged the Supreme Court toward its recent decision involving Hobby Lobby, the chain of crafts stores that has been allowed a religious exemption from funding birth control for its employees. An urgent letter has come to light, which may clarify the …

This Week in Fiction: Greg Jackson

<i>Your story in this week’s issue, “Wagner in the Desert,” is about a group of thirtysomethings embarking on artistic and entrepreneurial careers who meet up in Palm Springs for one last lost week before settling into their adult lives. Where did the inspiration come from? Do you know anyone who’s</i> …

Comment Podcast: Trapped in Iraq

Listen to “Trapped in Iraq,” George Packer’s Comment about the most vulnerable Iraqis.<p>You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or XML.<p><i>Illustration by Tom Bachtell.</i>

A German-American Spy Story

What does character have to do with espionage? That question, as much as any details about handlers and cover names and clandestine meeting spots, is what makes the events that led, this past week, to the expulsion of the C.I.A.’s station chief in Berlin feel like an old spy novel. The beguiling …