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Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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A new poll shows Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud slipping back into a small lead over Labor, after a series of polls had shown Labor consolidating a small lead. Most assume that fighting to the north has refocused voters on security issues, Netanyahu's perceived strength. That confirms the trend and findings from this poll from three days ago.

Bummer.

Wow

One of those few viral-wow slideshows that's really just wow. An old shack in the desert wrapped in mirrors.

TPM Reader FB flags this very interesting mini-documentary at The New York Times about the growth of vaccine skepticism. Very well put together piece of journalism. But what goes unstated is on several occasions when they're highlighting sloppy fear-mongering reporting, the reporter is none other than Sharyl Attkisson.

In recent years many progressive political thinkers have focused on the views of so-called millennials. They are more pro-gay rights, more racially inclusive and generally have more progressive political views on a host of issues. It's part of what gives people - rightly - such confidence on LGBT rights issues. It's generational. There's no going back. That's great. Unfortunately, a lot of these youngs seem to be complete a complete disaster on vaccination.

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The anti-Vaxx mindset is perhaps perfectly captured here. Anti-Vaxx cardiologist from Arizona says he doesn't care if his kids make other gravely ill. “I’m not going to sacrifice the well-being of my child. My child is pure,” Dr. Jack Wolfson. “It’s not my responsibility to be protecting their child.” Watch.

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