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Charlotte Is Burning: Waking Up From The American Dream... Finally?

When Charlotte erupts, we need to pay particularly close attention. Some still think that this nation is doing just fine except for those ugly pockets of poverty and segregation that routinely explode like Baltimore or Chicago. Others know better, but hope to move away from, and thus avoid addressing, the persistence of ugly racial injustice and the cries for help coming from black families. Charlotte is their wake up call.

Frontrunning: September 22

  • Stocks Advance in Unison With Bonds as Fed Inspires Global Rally (BBG)
  • Soothing Fed gives stocks their mojo (Reuters)
  • Yellen helps Clinton dodge a bullet (Politico)
  • State of emergency called to quell Charlotte unrest over police shooting of black man (Reuters)
  • Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by Six Points in Latest WSJ/NBC Poll (WSJ)

"She's So Full Of S**t" - Lessons For Hillary: Pricey Ads, Catchy Soundbites Don't Work

Hillary Clinton has spent several times what Donald Trump has spent to air television ads in key states. That will likely continue; in a new count by Advertising Age, the Clinton campaign and its allied super PACs have booked $145.3 million in ad time between now and Election Day, to $4.4 million for Trump and his groups. The disparity has terrified some Republican strategists who fear Trump is being drowned in a tidal wave of Clinton ads. But what if it doesn't really matter?

Bomb Explodes At New Jersey Train Station As Police Discover Five Explosive Devices

One day after an IED exploded in a busy midtown Manhattan sidewalk, an explosion took place at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after a suspicious backpack was found. The detonation was "not controlled", the city's mayor said. the FBI has questioned five people in connection with Saturday’s Manhattan blast.  Elizabeth's mayor, Christian Bollwage, said the blast occurred when authorities were trying to "disarm" the backpack, and that the explosion was not controlled.

Pipe Bomb Explodes At Marine Charity Run In New Jersey

A pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey, Saturday morning as about 5,000 people were set to run a 5k Marine charity race. As NBC reports, police are investigating another suspicious package in the shore town, authorities said. No injurries are reported but the race has been cancelled.

Cop Violence Returns: Police Officers Shot In Philadelphia, Fort Worth

The Philadelphia incident began when a man walked up to an officer on the street and opened fire. The suspect then shot four civilian passers-by as he was chased through the streets. A second officer was then shot when the suspect was chased into an alley, at which point the suspect was shot.