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Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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Courtesy of TPM Reader MM we have this amazing tweet from a state rep doofus down in Florida named Dave Kerner ...

Late Update: As I later learned in an exchange with him on Twitter, Kerner was mocking a notional rightwing response to Warren. Yes, really. Not kidding. Since when do electeds snark?

I've been wanting to assign this piece for quite a while. It's owned by millions of law-abiding American gun owners. It's also the weapon of choice for mass shooters. This is our biography of the AR-15. From battlefield, to state of the art marketing, to mass shootings and mass popularity. Give it a read (sub. req.). And let me know what you think.

After Dallas, Trump says "you were having big, big trouble in many cities. And I think that might be just the beginning for this summer."

I had intended to do this on Friday. But with the horrific news out of Dallas I decided to wait. I want to tell you about a major expansion of Prime, TPM's membership program. Over the next two months we're going to be rolling out a number of new features and additions. But the one I want to tell you about most is The Arch, a new longform magazine we're about to launch as part of Prime.

You'll see the first piece tomorrow, followed by another every two weeks.

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In recent editions of the Trump for President Dumpster Fire reality show, we've been seeing the name of retired Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency who was forced out in 2014 over policy clashes with Obama administration officials and went on to become a top Obama critic since leaving the military. He has reportedly been an informal campaign foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump for some time now. Now he's rapidly emerged as a leading vice presidential contender. It seems so serious that after yesterday saying that he was pro-choice and creating a instant firestorm on the right, he today 'clarified' that he's actually pro-life.

But enough of all that, stop the presses: I've just uncovered information that almost certainly proves that Flynn is completely nuts.

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We had two police-involved fatal shootings of black men last week followed by the killing of five police officers in Dallas by a lone assailant during a Black Lives Matter protest. I want to return to those two killings last week because as soon as I saw the video of Philando Castile in St. Paul it reminded me of this video from two years ago in South Carolina.

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