Josh Marshall

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There is a level of vilification that is not appropriate in politics. Having someone make fun of your name does not reach that high threshold.

We can have some fun with billionaire Charles Koch's Perkinsesque cri de coeur about attacks on him, his political giving and his "vision for a free society" as he puts it. But it is in line with, part of, the Perkinsonian vision of contemporary American political economy in which the extremely powerful nonetheless feel embattled and threatened. I see it as part of the larger story I wrote about here as the "brittle grip."

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This from a conservative film-maker and contributing writer for, in response to today's shootings at Fort Hood ...

Usually even the most sociopathic individuals quickly take these sorts of tweets down once the blow back starts. In this case, no.

Meanwhile, latest reports suggests the shooter had no apparent ties to terrorism and was being treated for mental illness and evaluated for PTSD.

I can't say it's terribly surprising given where the country is today. And it probably doesn't hurt that there's a Democratic president. But still ... Harvey Milk commemorated on a US Postage stamp.

Wow. Take a look at the full stamp here.