Today the U.S. Senate will break David Vitter's filibuster and put Jeremy Stein and Jerome Powell on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. These are solid, banal, well-qualified picks. So solid and well-qualified, in fact, that it's a bit hard to know if it'll make a difference. What the Fed really needs at this point is a bit of outside-the-box thinking, but any kind of counterweight to the often cranky regional bank presidents should do some good.
TODAY IN SLATE
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The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
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And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union