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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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After publishing a book review that disdained treating African American slaves as "victims," The Economist "apologises" and concedes that "slavery was an evil system."

Postscript: I'm thinking there's one person especially who's really happy this morning that The Economist still doesn't use bylines. -jm

In an opinion written by Judge Richard Posner, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns bans on same sex marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana. You can read the opinion here.

Jury reportedly reaches verdict in trial of the McDonnells of Virginia. More soon.

The plight of more than a million uninsured people in five red states hangs in the balance in November. Each state has refused to expand Medicaid through Obamacare under a Republican governor. Each is facing a stiff challenge from a Democratic opponent who supports Medicaid expansion. So much is riding on the outcome of those races that in two of the states Republican legislatures fearful of Democratic victory have passed laws reining in the power of the governor to unilaterally expand Medicaid. Dylan Scott reports.

A good piece linking that awful Uzi accident involving a 9-year old girl and what is called "gun tourism." It includes a bit more about where that incident happened: "The dusty outdoor range calls itself the Bullets and Burgers Adventure and touts its "Desert Storm atmosphere." You get the idea.

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