Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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Seeing repeated cable news commentary on how Eric Holder was a particular target of vilification from Capitol Hill as a proxy for animus toward President Obama. Why Holder? Something missing from this commentary?

This video will blow your mind.

On the plus side, the officer in question was fired from the South Carolina Highway Patrol and has now been charged with aggravated assault. But here's the story (with video). White Highway Patrol officer stops a black man for a seat belt violation outside Columbia, SC. The state trooper Sean Groubert, 31, asks the driver for his license. The driver, Levar Jones, reaches into the car to retrieve his license - at which point Groubert screams "get out of the car" and proceeds to unload four or five rounds from his pistol into Jones at close to point blank range.

Dashcam video after the jump ...

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Back in what we might call the glory days of the 'War on Terror' - by which I mean that handful of years in which various armchair warriors and big-thinkers tried to manufacture an ideology out of America's post-9/11 trauma - there was this frequent refrain that the 'problem' with the Muslim world was that, unlike Europe, Islam had never had a Reformation. And with the recent resurgence of terrorism punditry, I'm hearing the same idea bandied about again.

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Which big companies have dropped ALEC, the legislative advocacy group which seeds odious legislation in states around the country? Turns out quite a few. Here's the list.