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Magazine Cover of the Week: TIME’s ‘Chasing Ebola’

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

This week, FishbowlDC presents the latest issue of TIME and its cover story by David Von Drehle, “Ebola Arrives in America.”

“It’s a small world, after all, one in which a man boards an airplane in West Africa and hopscotches his way across Europe and North America to land in Dallas the next day,” writes Von Drehle. “One would never guess by looking at him, but microscopic strands of a virus travel with him, stowaways inside the man’s body. Four days later, he is burning with fever. Next come the vomiting and diarrhea, and like that, Ebola is in America.”

The man, Thomas Eric Duncan, is the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the virus. On Friday, a spokeswoman for Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, confirmed a patient who’s recently traveled to Nigeria has been admitted to the hospital and is showing “symptoms that could be associated with Ebola.”

For more, look to newsstands this weekend, or subscribers can read the article in its entirety online.

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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.

Whose Shoe Revealed

Hillary-1.Cover.Final[1]Yesterday we asked who and today the same shoe was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, which just hit newsstands. The answer was quite obvious, especially for those who happened upon time.com yesterday and saw the cover of today’s magazine with the headline ‘Can Anyone Stop Hillary?’

So for this installment of Whose Shoe, the answer is Hillary Clinton, for which many readers answered correctly. And a big FishbowlDC props to The Nation‘s Caitlin Graf who was the first to correctly name whose shoe. A close second goes to Beth Kalet.

Said shoe is actually a photo-illustration by Justin Metz for TIME.

In the cover story, TIME examines the unprecedented position held by Hillary Clinton in American politics. Even without a campaign, Clinton dominates the 2016 discussion, wielding massive influence on her potential challengers and prompting forecasts of a landslide election victory.

Click on over to TIME for a full read on the piece, authored by David Von Drehle or better yet, stop by the closest bodega and get yourself a copy.

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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TIME Brings Lincoln to Tears

If this week’s cover of TIME: “Why we’re still fighting the Civil War” looks familiar, it’s because you may remember a similar 2007 cover featuring President Ronald Reagan.  Illustrator Tim O’Brien, the same artist who painted a tear on Reagan’s face for the much discussed issue titled, “How the Right Went Wrong,” made President Lincoln weep this week to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on April 12th.

The cover story is written by David Von Drehle and explores the role of slavery in causing the Civil War. Von Drehle writes that it was the once obvious truth of the war that “it was slavery that had broken the nation.” A Yale historian tells TIME, “No matter what we do, or the overwhelming consensus among historians, out in the public mind there is still this need to deny that slavery was the cause of the war.”

Check out Von Drehle’s piece, “The Way We Weren’t” here.

Time‘s Cover: Party Crashers

The cover story for this week’s Time is by David Von Drehle.

An excerpt:

The theme of the drama is clear. In an age of Big Government solutions to crushing public problems, the new script for the GOP is adapted from the famous words of the late William F. Buckley Jr., conservative guru. The Republican Party is standing athwart the Age of Obama, yelling, Stop! The party may not have an agenda, entirely, but it certainly has a battle cry. As Rubio has put it, “We have reached a point in our history when we must decide if we are to continue on the free-market, limited-government path that has made us exceptional or if we are prepared to follow the rest of the world down the road of government dependency.”

Daly/Bacon: Day Two

It’s amazing the amount of buzz and commentary Chris Daly’s post on Perry Bacon has sparked (earlier).

Some updates: Chris Daly provides an update and “clarifies” many of his original points (read: re-states them in a much more polite tone that he should have employed in the first place).

Jack Shafer
calls Daly’s post a “lame complaint” and offers this gem:

    Ripping Daly is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. But what’s wrong with shooting fish in a barrel? If a professor is stupid enough to gurgle like this about young reporters while splashing around in the tight confines of a tub, he deserves double-barrel treatment.

More from David von Drehle.

Jim Naughton thinks that Len Downie is out of line criticizing Romenesko. So does Greg Sargent.

(Hat Tip: Romenesko)

Ronald Reagan Dies…Again?!?

From here:

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(Oh, and David von Drehle apparently still works at the Post)

Pappu To Post

FishbowlDC hears that Sridhar Pappu, late of The Atlantic, has been hired by the Post to fill that Mark Liebovich / Libby Copeland / Michael Powell / David Von Drehle Style slot that can’t seem to stay filled…

More to come…

>UPDATE: And when does David Von Drehle start at Time?

A Postie’s Thoughts On Powell’s Departure

A Postie writes in to say that the newsroom is perplexed by management’s inability to keep Michael Powell on staff.

    He wanted to stay in New York. The eds wouldn’t make any promises beyond the presidential campaign. So he found himself a way to stay in NYC for good and we’re down another great talent. We’re bleeding great journalists here and the staff is beginning to look anemic.

Is the Style’s section’s political beat the journalistic equivalent of the Spinal Tap drummer’s seat? Mark Leibovich leaves, then David von Drehle and Powell bolt before they’ve even gotten the chair warm. Who’s next to go?

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