Josh Marshall

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I have some exciting news to announce. We've hired Nona Willis Aronowitz as our newest editor at TPM.

Nona joins us in our New York City office after a year as an education and poverty reporter at NBC News Digital. Many of you are likely familiar with her writing at publications like The Atlantic, Washington Post, NYMag.com, The Nation, The American Prospect, Tablet, Rookie, Elle, and Marie Claire, among others. Nona was also an Associate Editor at Good during its all too brief heyday and cofounder of Tomorrow magazine.

We are very excited about this hire and very excited about what we are about to build. Nona will be working with us to develop a new section of TPM which will take a vivid, fresh look at American society and culture - high and low - beyond the narrow confines of politics and breaking news. In addition to a more expansive canvas, our new venture will focus on longer-form reporting and essays in contrast to TPM's more familiar kinetic, iterative coverage of the day's events.

We'll launch early January 2015.

Stay tuned.

The parent company of the Cleveland Plain Dealer is demanding a blog take down the video the PD itself posted of its editorial board meeting with Gov. John Kasich. Very weird story. And one the Dealer probably shouldn't win. The PD eventually endorsed Kasich and initially posted its editorial board meeting with the Governor. It then took the interview down and some have speculated that it was out of institutional embarrassment that they had endorsed Kasich even though he'd answered so few of their questions.

As we noted here, an Atlantic article by Jeff Goldberg has reignited the smoldering war of words and emotion between Benjamin Netanyahu and the Obama administration. Capturing most of the attention is an unnamed administration official calling Netanyahu, among other things, a "chickenshit." It's important to understand the aim of the barb - namely that Netanyahu is too scared of losing power in Israel to take the steps necessary to achieve a settlement or even a substantial improvement of relations with the Palestinians.

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A pretty disturbing incident from Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

What was purportedly a Halloween display on the front lawn of a residence at Fort Campbell was not surprisingly deemed "offensive in nature" by base officials who requested that the resident remove the display. As you can see in the picture, the display appears to depict an African-American family, with each member being hanged from a tree. The child in the display has a knife in its back.

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Pope Francis Tuesday on the rights of the poor: "If I talk about this, some will think that the pope is communist. They don't understand that love for the poor is at the center of the Gospel. Demanding this isn't unusual, it's the social doctrine of the church."