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David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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You may remember that long before Pamela Geller's Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas which came under armed attack this month, she and her fringey anti-Muslim group had been placing controversial ads in big city transit systems. Now they're upping their game considerably, preparing to launch a new ad campaign in the DC transit system but unlike the others this ad includes the winning cartoon from the contest, which of course is a depiction of Muhammad. Fun times all around.

Today we launch a new semi-regular TPM feature: My Conservative Inbox.

It's the best of the emails from the right-wing fever swamps, unredacted and unedited. These won't be emails from random trolls, but actual emails from various organizations, committees, advocates, and hustlers engaged in raising money, inciting action, and generally perpetuating The Crazy.

The first installment in the series is a real doozy. Take a look, my fellow patriots.

GOP Govs. Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, and John Kasich are dealing with serious, largely self-created, state budget shortfalls (tax cuts for everyone!) that are putting a real crimp in their 2016 presidential ambitions. And Grover Norquist is happily holding their feet to the fire as they try to wriggle out of their fiscal jams.

I need some guidance from our readers who are medical professionals. What are the norms for practicing medical procedures on fellow medical students (or in this case fellow med tech students)?

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