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Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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A week ago I saw this piece in The Nation which picked up on a Chris Matthews rant about how defense and security of the "homeland" has become a commonplace phrase in the year's since 9/11. I was heartened by this because this has been a pet issue of mine going back to the months just after 9/11. As I wrote more than a dozen years ago, the phrase "does have a deep blood and soil tinge to it which is distinctly Germanic, more than a touch un-American, and a little creepy."

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You kind of have to see this video. If nothing else it shows the fine line separating right-wing propaganda and SNL skits. It's James O'Keefe's report proposing we create a border wall across the Great Lakes to keep out ISIS terrorists bringing in Ebola, ricin or other biological threats. As I said, you just have to watch it. But the central element is O'Keefe's friend dressed up in an ISIS uniform as the two grown men role play the incursion onto American soil.

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