The ghosts of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hover on the cover of this week's New Yorker magazine:


Mark Ulriksen, the artist who designed the cover, had this to say: “Boehner and Cruz — these politicians are only after the perpetuation of their own power. There are spider webs growing in the Capitol, bats haunting it, and all this legislation that’s just dying because these guys can’t do anything. The main sign of life is that black cat. If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be worth laughing at.”