Sky-high stakes in Texas voter ID trial
by Zachary Roth
Texas’s voter ID law, already struck down as racially discriminatory then reinstated, heads to court in a case with national implications.
Rand Paul’s epic ISIS flip-flop
by Benjy Sarlin
After expressing reluctance to intervene against ISIS over the summer, Sen. Rand Paul abruptly shifted gears on Thursday and announced that he supports military action to eliminate the Islamist group.
A choice for women in Texas
by Irin Carmon
The last clinic in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley has gotten a surprise revival. But they may just have one week.
Ferguson welcome’s federal civil rights probe
By Amanda Sakuma and Zachary Roth
Ferguson activists and community leaders say they are welcoming the investigation, saying the practice of racial profiling by police was widespread in the community long before department veteran Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. The incident sparked days of protests and a heavy police crackdown.
Chris Christie’s Atlantic City problem
by Aliyah Frumin
Several casinos here have shuttered or will soon. Others are drab shells of their former selves. Gaming revenue has plummeted. Hotel workers are worried. Atlantic City is in big, big trouble. And that’s a problem for Chris Christie.