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Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

Just more than a week after Morris Dees was fired from his post as chief litigator of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the nonprofit's President Richard Cohen is departing as well according to the Washington Post.

The big picture: Cohen was responsible for Dees' — a co-founder of SPLC — removal. Dees characterized his departure as involving a "personnel issue," but the misconduct was described no further. The Post also reported that Rhonda Brownstein, SPLC's legal director, was leaving on Thursday. Amidst the upheaval, attorney Tina Tchen — the Michelle Obama's former chief of staff — was brought on to lead the charge in a comprehensive workplace review. The organization's board will convene in the days to come to select a new president.

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President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal has economists and bullish market analysts revising their U.S. growth expectations higher, predicting a reflation of the economy in 2021 and possibly more booming returns for risk assets.

Yes, but: Others are warning that what's expected to be reflation could actually show up as inflation, a much less welcome phenomenon.

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Forced online by the pandemic and overshadowed by the attack on the Capitol, the 2021 edition of CES was mostly an afterthought as media's attention focused elsewhere.

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The big picture: Law enforcement's use of digital tracing isn't new, and has long been at the center of fierce battles over privacy and civil liberties. The Capitol siege is opening a fresh front in that debate.