Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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Paul Ryan gets grilled about Trump at the annual Mitt Romney shindig ...

One of the toughest questions for Ryan came from Meg Whitman, the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard and a longtime friend of Romney's who helped bankroll a Republican anti-Trump super PAC this spring. Whitman asked Ryan how he could endorse someone with, in her judgment, such poor character and whose campaign has been based on personal attacks and division. According to two people present, Whitman said Trump is the latest in a long line of historic demagogues, explicitly comparing him to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

TPM Reader SB checks in the world of healing and pain ...

It's the end of a long week in psychotherapy land. Many women brought to session and read aloud the letter written by the woman raped at Stanford and cried, deep heaving tears; a few for the first time.

She spoke for so many who could not have spoken for themselves.

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It's becoming increasingly clear that if you hold US Treasury bonds, you really, really need Hillary Clinton to win the presidency since Donald Trump has a well-deserved reputation for not paying his debts. But a new report finds hundreds of ordinary vendors - not big banks but plumbers, painters, dishwashers - who Trump stiffed and never paid.

Donald Trump has a fabulous golf course out in LA, Trump National Golf Club. He says so himself. When it opened in 2006 he said the project cost a whopping $264 million, after buying it for $27 million four years earlier in bankruptcy. On his FEC disclosure he listed it as worth more than $50 million. But that's not what he told tax assessors, where he pegged the value at just $10 million.

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Don't miss the first installment of our feature series on privatization. In this first installment we look at the history of the movement going back into the 1960s and 1970s. It's a fascinating look at the ideological origins, the key activists, how they made common cause with political operatives looking to kneecap key Democratic constituencies. I learned a lot. Check it out.