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The One Thing Ferguson Can Do Now

The residents of Ferguson have only one sure way to have an impact: Vote.

It's time to rebuild.

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It's hard to fathom the mixture of incompetence, misjudgment and neglect that has characterized the last 24 hours in Ferguson, Missouri. It is equally difficult to believe that the best response to it may not come for five months, in the form of a sparsely attended municipal election.

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