Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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A couple of political scientists got in some hot water when their exit poll experiment which asked South Carolina voters a series of question meant to assess negative or positive feelings toward African Americans. Like "Do you think African-Americans are too demanding in their push for equal rights?" But this wasn't the Klan University asking the questions. It was an effort to see whether measurable racial or racist ideas affected whether a voter voted for Tim Scott or Lindsey Graham, both of whom won reelection to the Senate on Tuesday.

On Tuesday Coloradans elected a new virulently anti-gay state legislator and exorcist who among his other accomplishments once, purportedly, performed an exorcism on President Obama - which apparently didn't work. But Gordon Klingenschmitt also argues that one of the potential cures for homosexuality is spanking - which suggests that Klingenschmitt has either never been to a Pride parade or is perhaps a Ted Haggard in the making.