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Magazine Cover of the Week: TIME’s ‘The Tragedy of Ferguson’

ferguson-coverIt’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw but didn’t have time to actually read this week.

This week, we propose the latest issue of TIME magazine, and it’s cover story “The Tragedy of Ferguson.” The piece explores the events leading up to the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9 and the more than 10 days and nights of protests and tense interactions with law enforcement taking place in the St. Louis suburb.

“Ferguson is no longer just the name of a township. It has become a stern lesson in the value of public trust—the city learned too late that the well was dry—and a painfully familiar one,” writes TIME’s David Von Drehle and
 Alex Altman. ”When the shots rang out on Aug. 9, the usual figures assumed the customary positions. Al Sharpton? Check. Cable-news anchors? Check. Activists in Guy Fawkes masks? Check. The flames, the clouds of tear gas, the righteous anger of the protesters: What was live and what was videotape? The dead youth. The ruined cop. The clashing accounts of a few lethal moments. We’ve been here before—and failed to learn the lessons.”

For more, see newsstands, or subscribers can read it online.

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TIME Cover: Majority Rule

TIME’s cover story this week is by Michael Scherer and Alex Altman.  They write: ”The sad news is that the shutdown may be just another marker on the road from bad to worse, where the power of minority rule, refined by the politics of safe seats, paralyzes the body politic indefinitely.” Read the story here.

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TIME Unveils Swampland 2.0 and Battleland Blogs

Managing Editor of TIME.com Jim Frederick and Rick Stengel, the managing editor of TIME, announced today the re-launch of their popular Swampland blog.  In addition, TIME.com welcomed to the blogosphere “Battleland.” Led by Pentagon and defense correspondent Mark Thompson, Battleland will serve as TIME.com’s desitination for U.S. military and defense issues. Additional contributors will include Eben Harrell, Massimo Calabresi, Mark Benjamin, Ishaan Tharoor, and Dave Deptula.

To check out Swampland’s new and improved design, longer enterprise stories, photo galleries, Twitter streams and viewpoints, click here.  And catch up on national security headlines and issues via Battleland here.

Memo from Stengel and Frederick after the jump.

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