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Ferguson’s lack of diversity goes way beyond its cops
by Zachary Roth
Amid violent clashes between Ferguson, Missouri police and protesters angry over the shooting of a young, unarmed black man Saturday, attention has focused on the glaring lack of diversity in the city’ police force. But that problem may only be a symptom of a larger one: Though two in three Ferguson residents are black, the city government is almost entirely white.
Surviving non-violent protest in the era of the “warrior cop.”
Boehner’s Obama obsession
by Aliyah Frumin
It seems like for every Obama action, there is an equal and opposite Boehner reaction
Iowa Senate race heats up after Democratic stumbles
by Benjy Sarlin
Democrats were favored to win Iowa’s Senate race, but Democrat Bruce Braley’s stumbles and Republican Joni Ernst’s charm have made it a toss-up.