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The New Yorker's Ferguson Cover Is Perfectly Eerie

We've seen some pretty powerful newspaper front pages during coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, but the New Yorker's September cover perfectly captures the sinister nature of police militarization in a way that a photo couldn't.<p>Artist Eric Drooker noted that he feels a personal …

Justice

Yellen Takes Dead Aim At A GOP Movement To Rein In The Federal Reserve

On Friday at the Jackson Hole economic symposium, Yellen spoke on the state of the labor market and how these dynamics effect monetary policy.<p>In addition to noting that there still remains "significant" underutilization of labor resources, Yellen said she expects the Fed's understanding of labor …

Federal Reserve

Ted Nugent on Ferguson: “Smear on”

Why do so many Republicans think that talking about race is automatically race-baiting?<p>In the midst of turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, noted racist Ted Nugent has thrown his oversize camo-print cowboy hat into the ring with a new column on …

America’s mass incarceration problem is making kids sick

Researchers found a strong link between parents’ incarceration and depression, asthma, anxiety and other issues<p>The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2 million people behind bars. Most happen to be parents to children under the age of 18, and nearly 70 …

‘Just chaos’: Ex-Virginia governor says wife mistreated staff, in corruption trial testimony

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spent a second day on the stand Thursday painting an unflattering picture of his wife as he tried to distance himself from her actions at his corruption trial in Richmond, saying she regularly yelled at staff and acted inappropriately.<p>The former governor said he …